Hydrogen Mobility Australia welcomes the Federal Opposition’s commitment to establish a $1 billion plan to support the Australian hydrogen sector.
The National Hydrogen Plan announced today will assist hydrogen industry development including support for infrastructure projects and R&D to grow the hydrogen economy.
Hydrogen Mobility Australia CEO, Claire Johnson said the support would accelerate the already growing momentum behind hydrogen in Australia and around the world.
“Hydrogen is being recognised globally as central to the world’s energy transition and Australia could play a significant role in its development,” Ms Johnson said.
“With our natural advantages in renewable energy, Australia can be a hydrogen powerhouse producing hydrogen for our own and international economies to power zero emission vehicles and other applications.
“With both sides of federal politics throwing their support behind hydrogen combined with various commitments at the state and territory government level, the support needed to position Australia as a lead in this space is being realised.
“Industry is excited about the opportunity hydrogen presents for Australia and looks forward to working with all stakeholders to support the economy-wide application of clean hydrogen.”
Hydrogen Mobility Australia is also participating in the development of the National Hydrogen Strategy which was approved by COAG in December 2018. The strategy will outline a pathway to develop an Australian hydrogen sector, including exploring the opportunity to build hydrogen refuelling stations in every state and territory.