Frontier Energy (ASX: FHE) has placed an order for a first-of-its-kind hydrogen refuelling station for Perth, WA.
Frontier is targeting an operational hydrogen refuelling station by 2023, with a strategy to roll out additional locations across the state. The company said the final location of the refuelling station is ‘imminent’ as several high-profile, central sites are being considered.
The refuelling station is expected to be an integrated system capable of delivering 20 kg per day of green hydrogen, able to fill up a 5 kg tank from empty in under three minutes.
External storage equipment will be available to enable higher utilisation of the site’s hydrogen generation capacity to support larger fleet sizes.
Frontier believes this move is aligned with the Western Australian Government’s focus on renewable hydrogen and plays an important role in diesel replacement and reducing diesel imports. It is said that WA currently imports 6.7bn litres of diesel per annum.
Frontier is currently developing the Stage One Solar Farm at Bristol Springs, located 125km from Perth.
The solar farm is expected to generate 114MW of power, enough to power circa 45,000 homes.
The company is targeting a final investment decision in 2022. Construction of the project is expected to take around 12-months.
“Stage One, however, is only the beginning for the Company’s longer-term ambition, as we aim to be vertically integrated across all facets of the green hydrogen sector," said Managing Director Mike Young.
In the near-term, Frontier has commenced two studies, a Renewable Energy Expansion Study for Stage Two at Bristol and a Green Hydrogen Study.
Both studies are expected to be completed by the third-quarter of 2022.
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