Renewable Hydrogen Hydro-Gen 1 (New Project added October 2022)

October 3rd, 2022

Renewable Hydrogen Hydro-Gen 1

Yarra Valley Water is to initially install a pilot-scale electrolyser at its existing waste-to-energy facility in Wollert, Melbourne, as a test of the technology prior to installing a larger scale plant.

Main proponents:

Yarra Valley Water

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen in mobility applications intended as the primary end use with other off-takers being progressed

Status:

Under development

Estimated cost:

AUD$32 million (full scale)

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

At full scale, electrolyser hydrogen production capacity is at around 700 tonnes per annum

Location:

Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$11.9 million – Victorian Government Energy Innovation Fund (Round Two grant award)

Project description

Yarra Valley Water is to initially install a pilot-scale electrolyser at its wastewater treatment plant at Wollert, Melbourne. This pilot plant will test the technology prior to building the full-scale electrolyser.  At full scale, the electrolyser hydrogen production capacity is at around 700 tonnes per annum.

The site’s existing waste-to-energy facility will power the electrolyser producing renewable hydrogen from surplus recycled water and oxygen, which would potentially be used to treat wastewater. The produced hydrogen would be used by Melbourne Market for an onsite fuel cell and refuelling station, with other off-takers also be evaluated.

It is anticipated that the pilot plant will be tested in the later months of 2022.

Total project cost (full scale) is estimated at around AUD$32 million, with funding support of AUD$11.9 million being provided by the Victorian Government through its Energy Innovation Fund (Round Two grant award).

 

Uploaded: October 2022