Perth-based renewable vitality firm Infinite Blue Power has signed an settlement with Aboriginal-owned enterprise Boya Power to construct and develop a deliberate 10MW inexperienced hydrogen plant in Northam, Western Australia.
The announcement follows Infinite Blue Power’s acquisition of the 11MW Northam photo voltaic farm late last month – a challenge collectively owned by Indigenous Enterprise Australia and Bookitja, part of Noongar Property Holdings .
Infinite has now signed an settlement with Boya Power to collectively construct and develop the 10MW MEG HP1 inexperienced hydrogen plant, which will likely be able to producing as much as 4 tonnes of inexperienced hydrogen per day.
Hydrogen produced on the website will likely be utilized in half by Western Australian waste administration firms to be used in back-to-base refuse assortment autos together with a fleet of autos native to the MEG H1.
The settlement will see Boya, an Indigenous firm specialising in industrial renewable vitality, take as much as a ten% stake within the plant.
“Boya are a longtime enterprise targeted on offering a variety of renewable vitality options for enterprise,” said Stephen Gauld, Infinite’s CEO.
“The partnership highlights IBE’s dedication not simply to struggle local weather change, but in addition to see Indigenous individuals and companies profit from inexperienced vitality manufacturing on Conventional Nation.”
Boya founder Gerry Matera mentioned that taking part within the MEG HP1 challenge aligns strongly with the values and imaginative and prescient of Boya Power.
“We’re dedicated to quick monitoring the vitality transition, creating alternatives for Aboriginal individuals and companies whereas preserving nation,” mentioned Matera. “Manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen is a key element of that story.”
Entrance-end engineering and design for the MEG HP1 challenge is already underway, and a ultimate funding resolution is predicted to be made later this yr, forward of first manufacturing which is predicted for the primary quarter of 2024.
Infinite Blue Power can be behind the a lot bigger Arrowsmith Hydrogen Plant, which in its first stage will encompass a mixed 65MW of photo voltaic and 90MW of wind and can produce as much as 25 tonnes of inexperienced hydrogen per day.
The Arrowsmith challenge additionally gained in late 2020 a commitment from WA utility Western Power to undertake preliminary research for brand new transmission community hyperlink to the proposed website, 300km north of Perth.
Joshua S. Hill is a Melbourne-based journalist who has been writing about local weather change, clear expertise, and electrical autos for over 15 years. He has been reporting on electrical autos and clear applied sciences for Renew Economy and The Driven since 2012. His most well-liked mode of transport is his ft.