On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that it has approved $103.3 million towards three commercial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, as part of its Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round.
One of the successful projects is ENGIE Renewables Australia Pty Ltd (ENGIE). ENGIE will use green hydrogen to produce ammonia.
In this project, ARENA will provide up to $42.5 million towards a 10 MW electrolyser project to produce green hydrogen in a consortium with Yara Pilbara Fertilisers at the existing ammonia facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
ARENA CEO Darren Miller said “We’re excited to have chosen three projects we believe will help kickstart renewable hydrogen production in Australia at a large scale. One of the projects will see clean hydrogen used to make ammonia for export and the other two will blend clean hydrogen into our gas pipelines to help decarbonise our natural gas networks.”