The Territory selected for renewable hydrogen trail

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A major step in the development of an off grid renewable hydrogen project trial is set to begin in Tennant Creek.

Aqua Aerem, the joint venture of Australian companies Axcentium and Ahurei is trialling its new pilot plant which captures water from the atmosphere in arid environments.

The pilot plant provides an innovative approach to secure a sustainable water supply, which is an essential input in the development of renewable hydrogen and will be particularly valuable in projects arid areas.

The trial will be located in Tennant Creek for 12 weeks to collect local production data for further optimisation of the water capture process.

Tennant Creek’s high solar irradiance makes it an attractive location for the production of renewable hydrogen using solar generation.

As renewable hydrogen technologies are continuously evolving, having innovative trials like this one in the Territory will be essential to ensure the Territory remains at the forefront of the renewable hydrogen industry.

The renewable hydrogen trial will support the Territory Government’s vision to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 and facilitate efforts to attract renewable hydrogen investment as part of the Territory’s transition to renewables.

Read more more about the Northern Territory renewable hydrogen strategy.

Aqua Aerem co-founders standing with their water maker
Caption: Aqua Aerem co-founders Gerard Reiter and Dr Jarrod Ward with their water maker in Darwin.

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