Green hydrogen company Infinite Blue Energy has strengthened its board with the appointment of Dr Thomas Hatton, Dr Dongke Zhang and Simon Corrigasn as advisors.

Dr Hatton is a recognised international authority on the environment and natural resources, with 27 years’ experience in water, marine and energy research and executive leadership with the CSIRO and six years as the chair of the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority.

His experience is expected to stand the company in good stead as it finalises the EPA submission for its Arrowsmith hydrogen project that is expected to produce up to 25 tons of green hydrogen out of non-carbon sources, such as water, sun, and wind.

Dr Zhang is professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia and the Director of the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Energy.

He has 40 years’ experience in energy R&D, technology transfer and business administration.

Corrigan has been appointed the company’s corporate affairs advisor, a field in which he has more than 20 years’ experience including senior corporate affairs roles at CITIC Pacific Mining, Atlas Iron and BHP.

At Infinite, he will provide corporate affairs advice and support across the company’s activities whilst building on its strong relationships with stakeholders.

“Dr Thomas Hatton & Professor Dongke Zhang appointments provide critical levels of technical and environmental expertise to the board ensuring Arrowsmith is delivered on schedule with its priority being the EPA and DA approvals,” chairman Peter Coleman said.

Chief executive officer and co-founder Stephen Gauld added that their appointments demonstrated the growing maturity of the business while bringing greater depth and experience.

“Infinite Blue Energy has a clear plan to deliver green hydrogen to domestic Australia and global markets.

He added that doing so will require building and maintaining trust with all of the company’s stakeholders.


Green hydrogen project

Infinite is currently focused on delivering the three-stage Arrowsmith hydrogen project located 270km north of Perth.

While the first stage is aimed at delivering 25tpd of green hydrogen by 2025, the next stage will increase this by more than five-fold to 120tpd of hydrogen.

The third stage will take hydrogen production up to 265tpd.

This article was developed in collaboration with Infinite Blue Energy, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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