Renewable hydrogen in mines gathering momentum in WA

Renewable hydrogen in mines gathering momentum in WA

The WA Minister Assisting the WA Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade Alannah MacTiernan joined a summit of almost 200 delegates to explore the opportunities renewable hydrogen presents for the mining sector.

The Hydrogen and Mines Summit brought together representatives from a number of global companies, including FMG, BHP, Baker Hughes GE, ENGIE, Rio Tinto, South 32, ATCO, Woodside, Caltex and Yara.

Hydrogen has massive applications in the mining sector including fuel substitution, renewables integration and power supply, and the commercialisation of renewable hydrogen technologies.

In light of significant climate change challenges, the renewable hydrogen agenda presents Western Australia with a real opportunity to accelerate emissions reduction and diversify our economy.

The WA Government is actively exploring the potential for a renewable hydrogen industry in WA and what needs to be done to position us to be able to respond to and meet the growing global demand.

In September 2018, the Premier established the WA Renewable Hydrogen Council which has since identified four strategic focus areas to achieve a long-term vision of a renewable hydrogen market in WA for export and domestic purposes.

Source: WA Government