Victorian plan for renewables-powered hydrogen production

A $160 million proposal for wind or solar powered hydrogen production in western Victoria is seeking government support to undertake a formal feasibility study, with the potential for the project to grow to a $1 billion investment opportunity in Australian renewable gas.

Renew Economy is reporting that work on the project is being driven by Country Wide Renewable Energy and has received support from the CSIRO, Deakin University and UK-based hydrogen equipment provider ITM Power. It proposes to build a $160 million solar farm, generating a total capacity of 80MW, and use the electricity generated to produce zero-emissions renewable hydrogen.

Country Wide Renewable Energy works with local governments to provide advice on how renewable energy developments can help support and expand local economies, particularly those undergoing transition from industries undergoing grant.

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