Perth set for WA’s first public hydrogen refuelling station

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Western Australia’s first public hydrogen refuelling station will be built in Perth, following an agreement between the City and Frontier Energy.

The station will be built on City of Perth-owned land on Thomas Street, West Perth, subject to approvals and a final investment decision.

City of Perth Lord Mayor, Basil Zempilas, said the City was pleased to have reached an agreement in principle with Frontier Energy to develop the station.

According to Zempilas, it will give Western Australians the opportunity to choose a new and sustainable mode of transport.

“Hydrogen-fuelled cars are predicted to grow in popularity over the coming years so having a city-based refuelling station forms an important part of our sustainability plan,” he said.

“Frontier Energy is working to become one of the first companies in Australia to produce green hydrogen commercially and will be an important partner for the City as we strive to create a healthy city where environmental, social and economic systems are in balance.”

The announcement comes as more than 40 delegates from ten energy cities gathered in Perth for the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) for their Annual General Meeting between 1 to 3 November.

Perth is the only Australian member city of the WECP, which connects leading energy cities on all continents that are committed to building a more sustainable energy future.

Frontier Energy Managing Director, Sam Lee Mohan, said Frontier Energy was excited about the proposal.

“We are excited to work with the City of Perth on the proposal to establish a hydrogen refuelling station for fuel cell electric vehicles, a proven technology that provides carbon emission free road transport, and offers efficient and quick refuelling similar to a normal fuel station,” he said.

“Subject to final investment decision, the hydrogen refuelling station will be an important step in the development of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles as a transport alternative in WA.

“Our long-term vision is to supply a hydrogen highway with multiple green hydrogen refuelling stations throughout WA, that will enable a significant reduction of WA’s carbon emissions from transport and bulk haulage.”

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