Funding to advance hydrogen electrolyser manufacturing in Western Australia
Funding this feasibility study is the first step toward manufacturing components for renewable hydrogen within the State.
ITM Power announces that the Western Australia (WA) Government is investing around A$225,000 with ITM Power Pty Ltd to understand the feasibility of manufacturing renewable hydrogen electrolysers within the State.
Electrolyser manufacturing is a key initiative in implementing the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy.
The investment follows a WA Government process that invited a shortlist of electrolyser manufacturers to submit an outline for a business case for electrolyser assembly and manufacture. ITM Power has been selected to develop a business case.
The business case aims to understand the hydrogen industry’s potential for building a strong electrolyser and renewable hydrogen component manufacturing industry within WA. As hydrogen production expands, demand for critical equipment such as electrolysers will increase, presenting a new opportunity for the local advanced manufacturing industry.
The business case is expected to increase the depth of industry information available, leverage funding from the private sector, promote competition and signal to the market that WA is serious about renewable hydrogen. Electrolyser manufacturing is a key initiative in implementing the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy.
Hydrogen Industry Minister Alannah MacTiernan, said, “Developing WA’s advanced manufacturing capability to produce critical components for renewable hydrogen production just makes good sense – as it will increase the resilience of our future hydrogen supply chains.
Dr Neil Thompson, Managing Director of ITM Power Pty Ltd, said, “Western Australia’s forward-thinking Government seeks to lead the way in Australia in the manufacture of the equipment needed to produce renewable hydrogen.”