- Western Australia’s EPA has opened a 7-day consultation into Arrowsmith Green Hydrogen Project of IGE
- The company has proposed to build a green hydrogen plant to be powered by up to 85 MW solar PV and a maximum of 150 MW wind energy
- Once online in Q3/2025 as planned, it is expected to produce between 23 tpd to 42 tpd green hydrogen for end use
Infinite Green Energy (IGE) has proposed to develop a green hydrogen project in Western Australia to produce 23 tons to 42 tons per day (tpd), powered by around 200 MW solar and wind energy, for which the state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking consultation.
It wants to set up the green hydrogen capacity in Arrowsmith within the Shire of Irwin which has abundant wind and solar power, and has already purchased 1,9929.68 hectares of property here.
The company estimates its Arrowsmith Green Hydrogen Project to need a minimum of 65 MW solar PV capacity, which can be scaled up to a maximum of 85 MW. The wind farm will include 22 turbines of 6 MW each (132 MW) and can be increased to a maximum of 25 turbines (150 MW).
Formerly called Infinite Blue Energy, IGE aims to deliver commercial scale zero carbon green hydrogen producer in Australia. On its LinkedIn, IGE says the Arrowsmith project has expansion options to deliver 5 GW renewable energy and over 300 tpd of green hydrogen.
“Once commissioned the plant will produce liquified compressed hydrogen utilizing site ground water with final product transported via hydrogen fueled road tankers to end users,” stated the EPA.
IGE wants to start construction on site in Q1/2023 to achieve commercial operations by Q3/2025.
Interested stakeholders can submit their responses to this consultation till June 27, 2022 on EPA’s website. It will enable the EPA to determine if it should assess the proposal or not.
Recently, the Western Australian government said it will exit coal entirely by 2030 and won’t commission any new natural gas plants after 2030, instead will invest in new green power infrastructure (see Western Australia To Exit Coal By 2030).