Study the key to hydrogen dream
THE future of an ambitious $160 million hydrogen and solar farm project will rely on a $2 million feasibility study – but its backers hope it could be up and running in six years.
Proponents of the project, revealed in the Observer in March, are seeking government funding for the study into the Heywood Solar Farm/Heywood Hydrogen project.
The project, which has a number of local and international backers, is led by Countrywide Renewable Energy, whose director Geoff Drucker gave more than 100 locals an update at the Powering Glenelg forum at the Portland Golf Club on Wednesday night.
“A feasibility study is the next thing we’re undertaking, with support from the state government. We’re requesting federal government support for that too,” he said.
“(There are a) number of things we’ve got to nail, we haven’t got them nailed and until we have we can’t commit.”