Energys Australia is proud to be part of the consortium selected to deliver Toyota’s hydrogen production and refuelling facility at their Hydrogen Centre of Excellence. The facility, located at former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west, is Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility. The $7.37 million facility was built with a $3.04 million investment from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
The opening of the hydrogen refuelling station comes along-side the Australian release of Toyota’s hydrogen fuelled sedan, the Mirai FCEV which will be offered for lease to forward thinking companies as part of a test program.
“Globally, Toyota is committed to achieving zero CO2 emissions from its vehicles and plants under the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 and the commissioning of our hydrogen refuelling facility here today is an important step towards achieving that goal,” said Toyota Australia President and CEO Matthew Callachor.
The centre includes a stationary Fuel Cell Generator, developed by Energys Australia, which can be used to generate electricity to power the site. The self-contained Fuel Cell Generator delivers 30kW of zero emissions power utilising hydrogen gas produced by the same on-site electrolysers that generate fuel for the hydrogen vehicles.
“We’re proud to be part of the consortium selected by Toyota Australia to deliver this Hydrogen Centre of Excellence.” said Energys Australia’s Vice President Noel Dunlop.
“Hydrogen energy might seem like it’s in its infancy in Australia, and in many ways that’s true regarding market adoption. In terms or real-world ready technology its actually very advanced though. Right now, Energys can deliver working plug and play systems for hydrogen production, static power generation and mobile hydrogen power that are ready to go. Toyota Australia’s roll out of this facility is yet another step in the right direction for the adoption of hydrogen power in Australia” he said.
Energys Australia looks forward to continuing its partnership with Toyota Australia as it continues to pioneer a cleaner, more sustainable future driving further adoption of hydrogen and other low emission technologies.