The Australian Government is investing more than $500 million to support the development of hydrogen hubs in regional Australia. This investment will be used to fund hubs as well as design and development studies.
Hydrogen hubs are locations where producers, users and exporters of hydrogen work side by side to share infrastructure and expertise. They will help the hydrogen industry springboard to scale.
The hubs will:
- lower the cost of production
- encourage innovation
- enhance skills and training efforts.
Hub funding has been announced for projects in:
- the Pilbara and Kwinana in Western Australia
- the Hunter in NSW
- Bell Bay in Tasmania
- Gladstone and Townsville in Queensland
- Port Bonython in South Australia.
The Regional Hydrogen Hubs program is part of the government’s $40 billion investment to transform Australia into a powerhouse of green energy generation and innovation.
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- Joint media release: $70 million boost for Tasmania’s renewable hydrogen industry | Ministers (dcceew.gov.au)
- Joint media release: Pilbara Hydrogen Hub to boost Australia’s hydrogen industry | Ministers (dcceew.gov.au)