The Western Australian renewable hydrogen industry

Renewable hydrogen is an emerging industry that will play an important part in Western Australia’s energy future.

Hydrogen first presented as a credible alternative energy source in the early 1970s but lacked competitiveness against lower-cost fossil fuels.

With the world placing greater value on a low-emissions future, demand for clean energy sources is increasing. Hydrogen produced from renewable energy (renewable hydrogen) has significant potential to be part of this new landscape for transport, feedstock and clean energy, and is an emerging technology that will play an important part in WA’s energy future.

Western Australia (WA) has many attributes that provide a strong competitive advantage in the growing global renewable hydrogen market including world-class renewable energy resources, vast land mass, established energy infrastructure and proud history of exporting energy to international markets.

The WA Renewable Hydrogen Strategy sets out the WA Government’s strategic areas of focus for the development of the hydrogen industry, including exports, remote applications, hydrogen blending in natural gas networks and transport. 

The WA Government is investing almost $90 million to drive the development of a renewable hydrogen industry in WA. 

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Page reviewed 9 September 2021