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Planning for our Low Carbon Future


Australian Gas Networks and the Australian gas sector has a clear vision for a low carbon future using renewable gases such as hydrogen and biomethane. We know we need to deliver on this vision to help Australia meet national and state-based emissions reductions targets, whilst also maintaining the reliability of supply at lowest cost to our customers.

Hydrogen Park South Australia and Hydrogen Park Gladstone will demonstrate how we can use the existing gas network to deliver blended renewable gas to customers - the Australian Hydrogen Centre (AHC) is the next step in our journey, delivering feasibility studies on blending 10% renewable hydrogen into towns and cities, and plans for a 100% renewable gas future.

Established in late 2019, the $4.15 million Australian Hydrogen Centre (AHC) is backed by a $1.28 million Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant with a two year work program to help accelerate the renewable gas industry by:

  • Completing comprehensive studies to decarbonise gas consumption in Victoria and South Australia (with a focus on blending 10% renewable gas into gas networks and converting gas networks to 100% renewable gas)
  • Developing project plans to inject 10% renewable hydrogen into selected regional towns
  • Sharing the learnings from Hydrogen Park South Australia to apply to other renewable gas projects
  • Establishing a platform for other states to decarbonise their gas consumption by leveraging on the Victorian and South Australian feasibility studies

Importantly, it will also raise community awareness on the use of renewable gas and how this fuel of the future can support achievement of emissions reduction targets.


Founding Members

The AHC has received funding support from ARENA and founding members South Australia’s Department for Energy and MiningVictoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, gas and energy infrastructure businesses, AGN and AusNet Services, and leading renewable energy companies, ENGIE and Neoen.

AHC Timeline

  • Q4 2019: Project start date
  • Q1 2020: Official announcement of the Australian Hydrogen Centre by the Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction the Hon Angus Taylor MP
  • Q1 2020: Selection of preferred Regional Towns to achieve 10% renewable gas blend
  • Q2 2021: Completion of feasibility studies to achieve 10% renewable gas blend for preferred Regional Towns
  • Q3 2022: Completion of feasibility studies to achieve

• State-wide 10% renewable gas blend in South Australia and Victoria; and

• State-wide 100% renewable gas conversion in South Australia and Victoria.

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