The Western Australian Government has opened Expressions of Interest (EOI) for its $10 million Hydrogen Fuelled Transport Program, which aims to increase the use of hydrogen-fuelled transport and local hydrogen production in the state.
Transport operators, equipment manufacturers and hydrogen producers are invited to submit an EOI.
The program will provide financial support to a project that includes the procurement and operation of hydrogen or green ammonia-fuelled transport, and the installation of one or more refuelling stations.
EOI applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to submit a more detailed project plan.
Successful applicants from the EOI process will be announced in 2022.
Transport is one of four strategic focus areas outlined in the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, which identifies commercial vehicles as an early opportunity to harness hydrogen energy for mobility and freight transport.
The program is part of the $61.5 million included in the 2021-22 State Budget to drive renewable hydrogen development, and will create offtake opportunities to ramp up local production.
The Western Australian Government has committed around $90 million to support the development of the renewable hydrogen industry in the state, and is on track to meet the 2022 goals set out in the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy.