Gas infrastructure leads the way to net zero

The latest step forward in preparing for a net-zero energy system in Australia again demonstrates that the gas infrastructure sector is at the forefront of developing and building the hydrogen market.

APA Group is investigating the complete conversion of a high-pressure gas transmission pipeline to hydrogen, APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said.

“This is the first time such a project has been undertaken in Australia and it is an exciting development,” Mr Davies said.

“It will accelerate understanding of what is required to leverage Australia’s gas infrastructure to deliver renewable gas.”

APA Group has announced a new agreement with Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers to undertake a pre-feasibility study on producing and transporting green hydrogen via APA’s Parmelia Gas Pipeline.

The study will build on work already undertaken to test the pipeline that suggests it will be suitable for 100 per cent hydrogen service.

“Gas infrastructure owner/operators are leading the way in getting green hydrogen into the energy system,” Mr Davies said.

“AGIG is delivering green hydrogen to households in Adelaide through its demonstration plant at Tonsley Park and Jemena is doing the same in Sydney through the Western Sydney Green Gas Project.

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