ActewAGL’s hydrogen refuelling station in Canberra has been certified with renewable green hydrogen produced from 100 per cent renewable energy and with zero carbon emissions, thereby making it the first project to be certified under the Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.
ACT Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury, said renewable hydrogen is the only hydrogen that should be produced in Australia.
“Any investment in the hydrogen industry should be green hydrogen, that is hydrogen made using renewable electricity. That is why the Smart Energy Council’s scheme is important because it will enable hydrogen and related products to be certified as zero emissions. It is critical we can track how these products are manufactured so customers can be certain the product they select is genuinely zero emissions.”
“ActewAGL’s hydrogen refuelling station is a landmark project – Australia’s first public hydrogen refuelling station. We have now certified that it is powered by 100% renewable energy and that it is producing zero emissions hydrogen,” said John Grimes.
“Achieving certification provides certainty to our customers that their vehicles are running on green hydrogen,” said John Knox, Chief Executive Officer of ActewAGL.
The Smart Energy Council is also in the process of auditing Yara’s planned green ammonia plant in the Pilbara to ensure it is built with 100 per cent renewable energy for zero emissions green ammonia. It is expected the ammonia production facility will be pre-certified by 31 July 2022.