Isla Sutherland

Horizon to deliver Denham Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

Horizon to deliver Denham Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

Horizon Power is delivering Australia’s first hydrogen demonstration plant in a remote power system in Denham, Western Australia.  Traditionally, remote communities are powered by diesel-generated microgrids. With this project, Horizon is testing to see if renewable hydrogen energy can be used to produce caseload power.  The system will use renewable energy to power an electrolyser that …
LNG

Report: Australia’s burgeoning potential in LNG industry

The Australian Government has released a new report highlighting Australia’s trade and investment opportunities in the LNG sector.  The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Commodity Report is part of the government’s Global Resources Strategy to attract international investment in Australian LNG projects. The report aims to encourage trade and investment in Australia’s LNG sector, confirming Australia’s reputation …
New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

AEMO has appointed a new executive general manager and WA has a new independent chair for its energy stakeholder committees. ERA has also appointed a new chief executive and managing director, marking the first Indigenous Australian to lead an ASX-listed company in the minerals industry. The following appointments have been made. Merryn York, executive general …

Wheals: Gas essential for growth in renewable energy

APA has highlighted a strong financial performance, with revenue reaching $1.117 billion, up 4.3 per cent compared to the last half year results.  Net profit for the half-year ending December 31 was $155.6 million, compared with a loss of $15.5 million in the half prior due to the fall of a gas plant. Chief executive …
ARENA funding for EV

ARENA launches Round 2 Future Fuels Program

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched the Future Fuels Program, with a $127.9 million funding envelope to support fleets to shift to new zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) technology over the next four years. The Future Fuels Program will operate as a competitive program to support vehicle fleet operators in integrating ZEVs into their …

Report: Pipelines more affordable for energy transport

A report commissioned by the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has revealed information on the cost of storing and transporting energy from generators to users, revealing pipelines to be the most economical means for transmission. The Pipelines vs Powerlines: A Technoeconomic Analysis in the Australian Context report analysed the costs of storing and transporting …
pipeline

Veris awarded $4.6m pipeline infrastructure gig

Veris has secured new pipeline infrastructure project works across Australia, expected to generate $4.6 million in revenue. The pipeline infrastructure project works include the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Pilbara, Western Australia, and the Beaudesert Water Supply Upgrade in South-East Queensland (SEQ). The Iron Bridge works for MPC Kinetic commenced in late 2021 and are …
Dr Ashkan Vatani

Star Scientific appoints principal engineer

Hydrogen research, development and deployment company Star Scientific has expanded its team with the appointment of Dr Ashkan Vatani as principal engineer.  Vatani’s appointment follows the reorganisation of Star Scientific’s key staff, which saw Jim Murray promoted to Head of Mass Production; Steve Heaton to Global Head of Research; Sam Kirk to principal Investigator; Shayne …
New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Woodside chief executive Meg O’Neill has announced the executive team to lead the company following the completion of Woodside’s merger with BHP’s petroleum business. There are 10 new leadership positions to take effect with the merger, which will be based in both Perth and Houston.  The following appointments have been made.  Graham Tiver, Finance, Woodside: …
renewable hydrogen

$100b in investment potential for REZ

The New South Wales Government has been inundated with interest from developers seeking to participate in the next Renewable Energy Zone (REZ), with the program receiving more that $100 billion worth of proposed projects for the Hunter and Central Coast.  The REZ will be developed in the area surrounding Hay in the South-West region of …