Aust-first project to blend natural gas with hydrogen
AN Australian first $4.2 million gas injection facility will be built in Gladstone to deliver renewable hydrogen into the city’s gas network, the Queensland Government will announce today.
Australian Gas Networks has received $1.7 million from Queensland’s $15 million Hydrogen Industry Development Fund for the project, which will make Gladstone the first in the nation to use a blend of natural gas and hydrogen power.
AGN chief executive officer Ben Wilson described it as a groundbreaking project.
“This project supports Gladstone’s vision to be a key hub for Queensland’s domestic and hydrogen export industry, just as it is for natural gas today,” he said.
Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett said AGN had formed a partnership with CQUniversity providing access to the blending facility for CQU staff and students to build skills in hydrogen technologies.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Nick Klomp said CQU was excited to be part of a project that signalled a very positive early step towards Gladstone’s emerging hydrogen fuel industry.