| July 22, 2021

WA Government joins world-leading hydrogen certification scheme

The Smart Energy Council and Hydrogen Australia are honoured to announce the Western Australian Government has become a Founding Partner in its Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.

“The Western Australian Government is showing real leadership in unlocking the great potential of renewable hydrogen, ammonia and metals such as green steel,” said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Smart Energy Council.

“WA is leading the way, embracing world-leading companies like CWP Global (Asian Renewable Energy Hub), Yara, Horizon Power and others in renewable hydrogen, renewable ammonia and renewable metals. It’s fantastic to have them on board,” said Mr Grimes.

“When it comes to the renewable hydrogen industry, Western Australia’s competitive advantages gives the State a head start,” said WA’s Hydrogen Industry Minister Alannah MacTiernan.

“Signing on to the Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme as a founding partner reflects our commitment to making sure Western Australia continues on its path to becoming an industry leader. As a founding partner, our Government will collaborate with the Smart Energy Council and its other domestic and international partners to develop and implement the scheme,” said Minister Alannah MacTiernan.

“The Zero Carbon Certification Scheme is a certificate of origin scheme for renewable hydrogen, renewable ammonia and renewable metals. It’s an absolutely critical step in building the industries of the future,” said Mr Grimes.

The West Australian Government joins a list other founding partners in the west including CWP Global, Yara International, Power Ledger and the Ammonia Energy Association.

The Western Australian Government becomes the fifteenth Founding Partner of the globally significant Zero Carbon Certification Scheme, including the ACT, Queensland and Victorian Governments.

See full list of founding partners and special advisors below.

For interviews and more information, contact Wayne Smith on 0417 141 812.


Founding Partners


The German Energy Agency (dena) and the Australian National University are Advisers and Green Hydrogen Catapult a Partner Initiative for the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.

The Ammonia Energy Association is a global industry association that promotes the responsible use of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy. The Green Hydrogen Catapult is a global coalition of seven leading renewable hydrogen companies seeking to accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years.



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