WA hydrogen project receives pre-certification as green


Frontier Energy’s Bristol Springs green hydrogen production project which aims to be one of the lowest-cost in Australia has received pre-certification from the Smart Energy Council.

The project is located 120km from Perth in the South West of Western Australia and is planned to include a 36 mw electrolyser powered by a 114-megawatt solar farm.

The Company completed a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) on the Project in 2023 which found that an investment of $242.5 million could produce 4.9 million kilograms of green hydrogen per annum.

The highlight of the Study is the low estimated cost of $2.77 per kilogram of hydrogen produced.

Now the Bristol Springs project has become one of three Australian green hydrogen projects to achieve pre-certification for the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.

According to the company: “This is a major milestone as it gives assurance to all stakeholders, including shareholders, financiers and offtakers, that the production process will deliver zero carbon hydrogen, or green hydrogen.”

The pre-certification process reviewed the DFS and confirmed the project would produce zero carbon renewable hydrogen.

Frontier Energy Managing Director Sam Lee Mohan said: “Frontier Energy is an advanced first mover in the Australian hydrogen industry and receiving zero carbon pre-certification is important for off takers as well as construction financing for the project.

“Having independent precertification of the origin and source of green hydrogen gives our stakeholders and shareholders confidence that the hydrogen produced at the Project is confirmed as 100 percent clean and made from 100 percent renewable energy.”

The project is close to a number of large-scale industries including Alcoa’s Wagerup alumina refinery.

Image: Frontier Energy

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