Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) Chief Executive Officer Ben Wilson said AGIG, Jemena Gas Networks, AusNet and Evoenergy had released a joint expression of interest for information from the international hydrogen supply chain on the cost of deploying renewable hydrogen at scale.
“Through this expression of interest process, suppliers of key inputs to the international hydrogen supply chain are invited to comment on the feasibility, approach and cost of achieving 10 per cent renewable hydrogen by volume across gas networks in the eastern and southern states of Australia,” Wilson said.
“We believe this objective is achievable by 2030, and that a systematic approach will deliver economies of scale and cost reductions to benefit our customers.”
The international expression of interest will help the Australian industry meet the targets set out in Gas Vision 2050 released in mid-2017.
Gas Vision 2050 sets the trajectory for decarbonising gas supply into the future through hydrogen and other renewable sources.
“Gas Vision 2050 sets out three phases as to how the transition to a lower carbon gas supply system would occur in Australia,” Wilson, right, said.
“Importantly, this piece of work will inform our move beyond demonstrations to the second phase of commercial-scale blending in gas networks.”
AGIG is based in Adelaide, South Australia and has been leading work on exploring the feasibility of blending hydrogen into natural gas networks in South Australia and Victoria through the establishment of the Australian Hydrogen Centre (AHC).
The AHC, which is being driven by AGIG company Australian Gas Networks, will develop feasibility studies into injecting up to 10 per cent renewable hydrogen into the …