The Queensland Government-owned CS Energy has partnered with IHI Corporation Japan to assess the feasibility of a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant.
The plant would be developed next to CS Energy’s Kogan Creek Power Station on Queensland’s Western Downs, with the concept to include the co-location of a solar farm, battery, hydrogen electrolyser and a hydrogen fuel cell.
Acting Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the government was committing $25 million to furthering the state’s hydrogen industry.
“Positioning Queensland to benefit from the hydrogen industry is a priority for the government,” he said.
“Our commitment to develop and expand this industry is part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery, creating jobs in new industries.”
Minister for Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said Queensland’s advantage was in it’s state-owned energy generators and ports.
“Queensland has a unique competitive advantage in the production of renewable hydrogen, with our proximity to Asia, established infrastructure, manufacturing capabilities and renewable energy generation,” he said.
The hydrogen demonstration plant aims to prove the production of green hydrogen and the use of a battery to facilitate renewables.
For more information visit the CS Energy website.
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