Hydrogen Refueller Station Project

December 6th, 2022

Hydrogen Refueller Station Project

A hydrogen refuelling facility has been constructed at ATCO’s existing Jandakot Operations Centre in Perth, using ATCO’s existing electrolyser to produce hydrogen to supply the refuelling station.

Main proponents:

ATCO Gas Australia Pty Ltd, Fortescue Metals Group/Fortescue Future Industries

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility

Status:

Operating – successful commissioning of the refuelling station was announced in December 2022

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Hydrogen production – dependent on fuel cell electric vehicle fuelling profile

Location:

Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$1 million – Western Australian Government Renewable Hydrogen Fund (capital works projects)

Project description

In April 2020, ATCO Australia and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)/Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) announced an agreement to collaborate to develop and operate a hydrogen refuelling facility at ATCO’s existing Jandakot Operations Centre in the Perth metropolitan area.

The Jandakot Operations Centre is host to the ATCO Clean Energy Innovation Hub, which has been generating and testing the use of renewable hydrogen in power applications and gas blending since its official opening in mid-2019.

The hydrogen refuelling facilities will provide ATCO, Fortescue and approved third parties with the opportunity to refuel vehicles capable of utilising hydrogen as the primary fuel source. This would include a fleet of Toyota Mirai fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) made available by Toyota Motor Corporation Australia to ATCO and Fortescue.

ATCO will use its existing 260kW Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser to produce the hydrogen to supply the refuelling station. ATCO will continue its Hub specific gas blending test work while supplying the station.

The electrolyser has a maximum hydrogen production capacity of 23 tonnes per annum.

The existing integrated/combined power system would be sufficient to meet the hydrogen production needs for the Hub specific blending test work and refuelling station requirements.

Successful commissioning of the hydrogen refuelling facility was announced in December 2022.

Milestones

August 2020: The Western Australian Government announced that AUD$1.0 million from its Renewable Hydrogen Fund would be allocated to support development, deployment and operation of the project.

 

Updated: December 2022