Cutting-edge hydrogen technology trial at Tennant Creek Power Station


9 March 2021

A major step in the development of off-grid renewable hydrogen has begun at Territory Generation’s Tennant Creek power station. The Aqua AeremTM , a joint venture from Australian companies Axcentium and Ahurei, has recently commenced a 12-week trial period on location in Tennant Creek.

The new Aqua AeremTM technology captures water from the atmosphere in arid environments. It is an innovative approach to securing a sustainable water supply, which is essential in the development of renewable hydrogen. Tennant Creek’s high solar irradiance makes it an ideal location for the trial, which will collect local production data for further optimisation of the water capture process.

Territory Generation CEO, Gerhard Laubscher, acknowledged the significance of the hydrogen trial towards achieving Territory Government emissions targets.

“Territory Generation supports the Department of Industry, Tourism & Trade in the Aqua AeremTM trial, which will investigate green hydrogen production for use in our Tennant Creek Power Station, and is an important step towards the Territory’s 2050 net zero emissions target.”

“Territory Generation recognises the significant potential of hydrogen to generate green energy as part of the electricity mix for Tennant Creek and the wider Territory community,” Mr Laubscher said.

The Aqua Aerem on location at Tennant Creek Power Station