Planning framework is needed to underpin hubs and get industry to scale

The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Morrison Government of

extra grants funding and expansion of its short list for a national network of clean hydrogen hubs.

AHC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Fiona Simon, said the announcement of an extra $150 million in grants

funding underlines that the Government is serious about investing in Australia’s hydrogen future.

“Committing grant funding of $464m to support feasibility studies and construction is another important step

forward,” Dr Simon said.

“It’s certainly a vote of confidence in the industry and we hope there’s more to come.

“There’s no doubt that Australia has the renewable energy resources, the technical skills, and the track record

with international partners to become a global hydrogen leader.

“Grant funding is an important part of the bigger picture.

Dr Simon said the decision to increase the number of hubs from five to seven is good news for jobs and getting the industry to scale as hubs drive collaboration and shared benefit.

“Globally, hubs are considered vital to establish scale in clean hydrogen,” Dr Simon said.

“We now await broader planning and regulatory architecture being put into place to enable hydrogen to reach commercial scale,” Dr Simon concluded.

 

About Australian Hydrogen Council

The Australian Hydrogen Council is the peak representative body for the Australian hydrogen industry. Members include Air Liquide, Aluminium Revolutionary Chassis Company, Ampol, ANT Energy Solutions, ANZ Banking Group, APA Group, Arup, Arthur Phillips Pty Ltd, ATCO, Aurecon, AusNet Services/Mondo, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, Baker Hughes, Bloom Energy, BOC, BP, BusTech Group, Chart Industries, CIP Aus Pty Ltd, Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen, CEJN, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Aus, Coregas, CS Energy, Cummins South Pacific, Daimler, Downer, Emerson, Endeavour Petroleum, ENEA consulting, Fortescue Metals Group, Foton Mobility, GeelongPort, GHD, Global Energy Ventures, H2U, Haskel, Hazer, Honeywell, Horizon Power, Howden, Hyundai Australia, ITM Power, ITOCHU Australia Ltd, Jacobs, Jemena, John Cockerill Energy, KBR, Linde, Lochard Energy, Luxfer Australia, National Australia Bank, Nel, Origin Energy, Quanta Services Australia, S&P Global Platts, Samson, SG Fleet, Siemens, Silver Metal Investment, SMA Australia, Southern Green Gas, Stanwell, Star Scientific, Sumitomo Australia Pty Ltd, Sun Metals, TfA Project Group, Total Eren, Toyota Australia, Transit Systems, UPC\AC Renewables Australia, Valmec, Viva Energy, Weidmüller, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers, Wood, Woodside, Worley.