Households in southern WA may be powered by green hydrogen produced near Kalbarri after two companies agreed to conduct a feasibility study into injecting hydrogen into the Dampier to Bunbury pipeline. Hydrogen Renewables Australia, which owns the hydrogen project at Murchison House station, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group this month. An HRA spokesman said the two companies aimed to fast-track hydrogen development in Australia by exploring areas of co-operation and mutual opportunity in hydrogen policy, technical and commercial matters. HRA’s 5000MW Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project at Murchison House Station is near AGIG’s Dampier to Bunbury pipeline. When fully operational it is to manufacture hydrogen from desalinated sea water, powered by combined wind and solar power generation. HRA has another memorandum with Siemens to co-operate on electrolyser technology needed to realise large-capacity, high-efficiency hydrogen production for the Murchison project. The project is aiming to provide large-scale hydrogen exports to the Asian markets — notably Japan and Korea. HRA executive chairman Terry Kallis said the memorandum presented a “great opportunity” to work with what he described as Australia’s leading gas infrastructure business, which was also an Australian leader in the emerging hydrogen industry. “AGIG have been active in the hydrogen space for several years and we look forward to working with them,” he said. AGIG’s chief executive Ben Wilson said his company played a leading role in Australia’s green hydrogen industry, with projects already under way in four Australian States.