Jemena, Hyundai Australia and Coregas have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the production and supply of green hydrogen for vehicle fuel.
The MOU will see the production and delivery of hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021 for use in its hydrogen-powered vehicle refuelling station.
The hydrogen will be generated from solar and wind power through Jemena’s $15 million Western Sydney Green Gas project, which is also testing the storage of hydrogen in the New South Wales natural gas network.
Coregas will provide hydrogen compression installation, pipework and connectors for filling and discharging, as well as hydrogen packaging, transportation and quality control services.
Jemena Managing Director Frank Tudor said the lack of critical refuelling infrastructure had been regularly cited as a handbrake to hydrogen vehicle sales.
“Our agreement with Hyundai and Coregas releases some of that pressure and is an opportunity to demonstrate that renewably generated hydrogen gas can be made directly available to the vehicle and transport sectors,” he said.
“The MOU also signals the wider community benefits of our Western Sydney Green Gas project and demonstrates the value of renewable gas to Australia’s transport industry.”
Coregas Executive General Manager Alan Watkins said the partnership was a step towards Australia becoming a world leader in the hydrogen powered vehicle industry.
“This is the first of many small steps needed to accelerate the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for transportation in Australia,” he said.
“Coregas looks forward to contributing to the future of clean energy and green transportation in Australia.”
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have an official range of more than 650 km and can be refuelled in less than five minutes.
For more information visit the Jemena website.
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