This report documents the challanges and lessons learnt from Viva Energy’s New Energies Service Station project. From Hydrogen Purity Standards to council regulatory barriers, the report provides an overview of the challanges associated with developing a Hydrogen refulleing station.
Viva Energy is constructing and will operate the New Energies Service Station in Geelong, Victoria, which will be a publicly accessible, commercially scaled hydrogen service station that offers hydrogen refuelling and electric vehicle recharging for heavy Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) (the Project).
In an Australian first, the New Energies Service Station will have the capability to dispense renewable hydrogen in commercial quantities, supporting an initial fleet of up to 15 hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles across a range of industries operating in Geelong and south-western Victoria. The Project includes a 2.5MW Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser capable of producing approximately 1,000kg of gaseous hydrogen per day using recycled water and renewable electricity.
The Project will help advance demand and supply side learnings around hydrogen as a zero-emission solution for the heavy commercial road transport sector.