The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has opened a new $70 million hydrogen funding round for applications that the agency hopes will fast track the establishment of a globally competitive hydrogen industry in Australia. ARENA’s Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round will target support towards the deployment of new large-scale electrolysers, that produce hydrogen from water using electricity. ARENA will look for projects deploying electrolysers with a capacity of at least 5MW, with a preference for 10MW or larger, representing some of the largest electrolysers in the world. All electrolysers receiving ARENA support will be required to source electricity from renewable sources, either directly, or through a power purchase agreement or the purchase of large-scale renewable energy certificates.
Renew Economy 15th April 2020 read more »
The Netherlands wants to become a leader in green hydrogen production, but projects will require subsidies and more private investors to get off the ground. With the giant Groningen field expected to cease production around 2022, green hydrogen could fill some of the Netherlands’ supply gap in the future and help keep the country’s dependency on gas imports – mostly from Norway and Russia – in check.
Energy Voice 15th April 2020 read more »