Western Australia's First Commercial-Scale Green Hydrogen Powers Ahead

Infinite Green Energy has made significant progress in delivering Western Australia’s first commercial-scale renewable hydrogen, including a hydrogen refueling station, at its MEG HP1 project in Northam. 
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Courtesy of IGE

MEG HP1 builds on the existing 11MW Northam Solar Farm and is expected to produce up to 4 tons/day of renewable hydrogen for transport use from early 2024. 

IGE has made significant progress by securing: 

  • All remaining land for the project, including additional land that provides the option to double production to 8 tons/day of renewable hydrogen.
  • A site in the Northam commercial area which includes IGE offices, room for the proposed hydrogen refueling station and storage for 8 hydrogen-powered trucks expected to use the facility for back-to-base operations.

The development of the hydrogen refuelling station is the initial project in a partnership between IGE and WA fuel distributor Refuel Australia. Refuel Australia is an Ampol distributor, 50 percent owned by Ampol Australia, that operates 24-hour fueling stations across WA and the NT. 

IGE will partner with Refuel Australia to construct the Northam refuelling station which will then operate the facility as part of its network.

Ian Burrows, Managing Director of Refuel Australia, welcomed the partnership with IGE.

“Refuel Australia is thrilled to be working with Infinite Green Energy to bring renewable hydrogen into our product offering, starting with the planned Northam fueling station.

“Renewable hydrogen will likely form a significant part of the fuel mix as the world moves towards net-zero carbon emissions.

“Hydrogen is particularly suited to the medium and heavy transport operators that form the core of our customer base. 

“We are excited to be an early mover in the supply of green hydrogen in partnership with Infinite Green Energy.”

IGE CEO Stephen Gauld said the partnership represents a significant milestone for IGE.

“IGE has the land, renewable electricity, project expertise, initial customer base and financing options to produce WA’s first commercial-scale renewable hydrogen in Northam.

“Refuel Australia’s experience in the design and operation of refueling stations enables the final piece in the puzzle - ensuring a convenient and familiar refueling experience for our end users.”

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