WORLD-LEADING RENEWABLE HYDROGEN CERTIFICATION PROJECT IN CANBERRA
The Smart Energy Council has today announced ActewAGL’s hydrogen refuelling station in Canberra will be the first project to be certified under our world-leading Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.
The ACT Government has also been announced as a Founding Partner in the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.
ACT Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury, said:
“Certification of hydrogen is really important. We want to make sure customers know where the hydrogen is coming from so they can make the smart choice for the future.”
“Some in Australia want to keep the fossil fuel sector alive through hydrogen. Renewable hydrogen is the only feasible approach.”
John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Smart Energy Council said: “We are honoured to have the ACT Government as a Founding Partner in the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme. The ACT Government is a world leader in renewable energy and climate action, delivering 100% zero emissions renewable energy every day of the week.”
“ActewAGL’s hydrogen refuelling station is a landmark project - Australia’s first public hydrogen refuelling station. We will certify the claim it is powered by 100% renewable energy and that it is producing zero emissions hydrogen.”
“We’re stoked to be working with ActewAGL and the ACT Government to showcase the benefits of zero emission renewable hydrogen.”
It is expected the hydrogen refuelling station will be certified by 31 July 2021. The Smart Energy Council’s Hydrogen Australia division will coordinate the Certification Scheme.
Other Founding Partners include the Ammonia Energy Association, the COP26 High Level Champions, CWP Global, Energy Web, Star Scientific and the ACT renewable hydrogen cluster (including Evoenergy, the Australian National University and the ACT Renewables Hub). The German Energy Agency (dena) and the Green Hydrogen Catapult are Advisors to the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.
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29 April 2021