The results of a feasibility study have confirmed the viability of the potential development of a green hydrogen plant in Cockburn.
City of Cockburn was awarded $149,000 from the Western Australian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Fund to support the independent feasibility study.
The study investigated the use of green hydrogen to displace fossil fuels in the City of Cockburn’s operations, including fleet and administrative buildings.
The study delivered a design for a green hydrogen facility, which also makes use of existing landfill gas power to enable round-the-clock off-grid hydrogen production.
The renewable hydrogen produced would be used to sustainably refuel the city’s refuse collection vehicles, including the option to re-use leachate water.
The design features an east-west solar field, a fully containerised water treatment plant, and a modular hydrogen production and refuelling plant capable of producing 440kg per day in hydrogen production and 1,000kg in hydrogen storage.
The engineering work performed as part of the study has confirmed that there are no technical barriers to developing projects of this nature in Australia, and that this project presents a fit-for-purpose green hydrogen solution for the City of Cockburn’s Henderson Waste Recovery Park.
Western Australian Hydrogen Industry Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said, “Cockburn has been an industrial hub for decades, and it’s important we look towards the future and better understand its clean energy potential.
“This report confirms the viability of a green hydrogen plant in Cockburn, and further supports our aim for Western Australia to become a leader in the emerging renewable hydrogen industry.”
For more information about the study, visit the Hydrogen Public Knowledge Sharing Report online: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/public-knowledge-sharing-reports-wa-renewable-hydrogen-fund.