PERTH (miningweekly.com) – The South Australian government had received 60 proposals in its sounding process to test interest in a proposed hydrogen facility.
The submissions, which will help shape final design and implementation, came from global operators with experience in developing green hydrogen infrastructure in other jurisdictions, large scale renewable energy developers, companies with links to local industry and local workforces, along with organisations that partner with universities for research, training, and development.
The recently established Office of Hydrogen Power will use these submissions to inform the future procurement processes and final site selection for the project.
“It is clear our bold vision for hydrogen has captured the imagination of the world,” said Premier Peter Malinauskas
“The high interest in the market sounding process has demonstrated the level of interest in the state’s hydrogen jobs plan and leaves little doubt that the green hydrogen industry in South Australia is on the up and up.
“We have positioned our state as a world leader in renewable energy, and the green hydrogen industry is the next step as we head towards net zero carbon emissions.”
The design and construction of hydrogen project will help accelerate South Australia’s green hydrogen industry, unlock the development of a A$20-billion pipeline of renewable energy projects and catalyse the creation of new jobs in the supply chain industries, said Malinauskas.
The next step will be to identify the concepts with potential to reap the greatest benefit to the South Australian burgeoning green hydrogen industry, and continue the work to bring these into production.