The Western Australian Government is conducting a feasibility study for a Pilbara-based green hydrogen plant.

Yara Pilbara Fertilisers and ENGIE Energy Services have signed a collaboration agreement for a feasibility study into green hydrogen and green ammonia production in the Pilbara region.

The companies will invest $3 million into the study, which will examine converting Yara’s existing ammonia plant in the Pilbara, which relies on natural gas, to a renewable hydrogen and ammonia production facility.

The study comes on the back of the McGowan Government’s major push to drive a Western Australian green hydrogen industry, which kicked off at last year’s WA Renewable Hydrogen Conference.

Both Yara and ENGIE are members of the WA Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Council, which will make its recommendations to the State Government on strategies to drive a local hydrogen industry in the coming months.Regional Development Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said “This feasibility study is a major step forward in WA’s renewable hydrogen future, and has the potential to create a whole new job-creating industry in the Pilbara.”

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