This is a series of six reports that study the feasibility of producing and distributing green hydrogen using the existing natural gas networks in South Australia and Victoria. The detailed findings are described in a series of six feasibility study reports, each covering different scenarios. These scenarios range from supply of 10% of regional town’s gas consumption, through to providing 100% of the natural gas consumption across a whole state.
Summary report extract
The Australian Hydrogen Centre (AHC) was established to deliver Australian-first feasibility studies of how existing natural gas distribution networks could be used in a system to produce, store, and transport renewable hydrogen, decarbonising gas supply while still meeting the needs of millions of customers.
This follows the Australian National Hydrogen Strategy’s (the Strategy) identification of hydrogen in gas networks as one of three large-scale activation markets to build demand. The Strategy outlined that taking early steps to use hydrogen in transport, industrial use and gas networks will complement and enhance the impact of hydrogen hubs on making hydrogen infrastructure more cost-effective, promoting efficiencies, fostering innovation, and encouraging sector coupling synergies.
This Summary Report presents the key findings from the feasibility study reports that are linked below.