Western Australian Government joins Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre

September 14, 2021

• Western Australian Government joins Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre
• Reflects the McGowan Government commitment to transitioning to the fuels of the future, including hydrogen
• WA joins more than 80 partners in nationwide research community

The Western Australian Government has joined the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), continuing on its path to becoming an industry leader in hydrogen.

The Future Fuels CRC is an industry focused research, development and demonstration partnership supporting the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy networks through the use of low carbon fuels, including hydrogen and biomethane.

The McGowan Government and Future Fuels CRC are working to find safe and reliable solutions to repurpose existing infrastructure, and developing new infrastructure to transport future fuels.

The partnership aims to ensure the reliable and safe operating life of energy infrastructure, and deliver co-ordinated safety policy and regulations associated with the production and delivery of low carbon fuels.

The McGowan Government has committed around $90 million towards developing a job-creating renewable hydrogen industry, and is on target to meet the 2022 goals set out in the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy.

The Future Fuels CRC was established in 2018 and includes more than 80 partners in a nationwide collaborative and connected research community.

Comments attributed to Hydrogen Industry Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“Joining the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre reflects our commitment to making sure Western Australia continues on its path to becoming an industry leader in hydrogen and future energy industries.
“The McGowan Government has invested heavily into renewable hydrogen, which is seen internationally as a leading fuel of the future.
“Renewable hydrogen has the potential to be a major future industry for WA, creating local jobs and helping reduce carbon emissions locally and around the world.”

David Norman CEO of Future Fuels CRC said, “We are very excited to have the Government of Western Australia join the Future Fuels CRC community as a participant. As both a technical regulator and a pro-active state government representing one of the largest energy markets in Australia, Western Australia has an unrivalled opportunity to participate in and benefit from our research. Future fuels, including hydrogen have massive potential in Western Australia and our research partnership will help unlock this opportunity.”