The Western Australian Government has partnered with the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) as part of the state’s investment in renewable hydrogen.
Western Australian Hydrogen Industry Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said, “Joining the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre reflects our commitment to making sure Western Australia continues on its path to becoming an industry leader in hydrogen and future energy industries.”
“Renewable hydrogen has the potential to be a major future industry for Western Australia, creating local jobs and helping reduce carbon emissions locally and around the world.”
The Future Fuels CRC is an industry-focused research, development and demonstration partnership supporting the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy networks through the use of low carbon fuels, including hydrogen and biomethane.
The Western Australian Government and Future Fuels CRC are working to find safe and reliable solutions to repurpose existing infrastructure, and developing new infrastructure to transport future fuels.
The partnership aims to ensure the reliable and safe operating life of energy infrastructure, and deliver coordinated safety policy and regulations associated with the production and delivery of low carbon fuels.
The State Government has committed around $90 million towards developing a job-creating renewable hydrogen industry, and is on target to meet the 2022 goals set out in the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy.