Green hydrogen refueling station in Western Australia
Fortescue and ATCO Australia have opened Western Australia's (WA) first green hydrogen refueling station at ATCO's Clean Energy Innovation Hub in the Perth metropolitan area.
The H2 Refueller uses green hydrogen produced on-site at ATCO's facility in Jandakot from renewable electricity through electrolysis. It will enable Fortescue, ATCO and third parties such as the WA Police to support their fleets of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, with the capability to refuel a Toyota Mirai with green hydrogen in less than five minutes and supporting up to 500km of emissions-free travel.
Officially opened by WA premier Mark McGowan and minister for hydrogen industry Alannah MacTiernan, the station and Fortescue and ATCO's fleet will serve as a showcase for hydrogen mobility in the state, supporting the transition to the next generation of zero-emission transport.
Fortescue executive chairman Dr Andrew Forrest AO said, "Green hydrogen is a practical, implementable solution that we all need to help combat global warming, and our mission at Fortescue is to make this renewable alternative to fossil fuels available at a global scale and at competitive cost.
"This starts at home right here in WA. Just as Fortescue is committed to stepping beyond fossil fuels to achieve real zero operational emissions by 2030, we are proud to support the decarbonisation of WA's transport sector by providing the choice to fill tanks with a zero-emissions fuel source."