New funding to grow jobs and projects in renewable hydrogen

New jobs in the renewable hydrogen will be fuelled by new funding to boost jobs and grow the industry.

The State Government has made $10 million available as part of the Renewable Hydrogen Fund, to drive “a new job-creating industry” in WA.

Funds will be used to develop the renewable hydrogen industry and attract investment in hydrogen infrastructure.

Grants from $300,000 to $3 million will be available for feasibility studies, demonstration or capital works projects.

The funds are a part of the McGowan Government’s newly released WA Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, aimed to boost the State as a major producer and exporter of renewable hydrogen.

Submissions for funding close on October 30.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the funding would boost development of the hydrogen and jobs in the industry.

“Renewable hydrogen could be the next big job creating industry for Western Australia, utilising our world-leading renewable energy resources to produce, use and provide energy to our international partners,”Ms MacTiernan said.

“This fund will help to attract major private sector investment to WA to drive forward the emerging renewable hydrogen industry.”

“The fund will favour those projects that create new jobs, skills and training opportunities – particularly in regional WA.”

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