Australia and Germany seek research and industry consortium to advance renewable hydrogen cooperation

Australia and Germany sign agreement to advance renewable hydrogen cooperation, open EOI process

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Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham signed a joint declaration of intent with Germany. His Excellency Dr Thomas Fitschen, Ambassador of Germany witnessed the signing.

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia the Hon Keith Pitt MP and Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment the Hon Simon Birmingham MP have signed a joint declaration of intent with Germany's Minister for Education and Research Anja Karliczek to carry out a supply chain feasibility study on hydrogen produced from renewable energy.

The study will consider the supply chain for the production, storage, transport, recovery and use of renewable hydrogen. It will also assess current technology and research, and identify barriers for the development of a hydrogen industry.

The Australian Government is calling for an Australian research and industry consortium to partner with German industry on the study through an Expression of Interest process. Apply today on the GrantConnect website.


Those who want to find out more about this agreement, and how they could play a part in the supply chain, should attend the free webinar at 5.30pm AEST on Monday September 14 to hear expert discussion on hydrogen's role in the global energy transition and opportunities for Australia, Germany & the EU.

Panellists include:

Dr. Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist,
Dr. Veronika Grimm, Professor at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Unit Renewables & CCS Policy, DG Energy, European Commission
Valérie Bouillon-Delporte, President of Hydrogen Europe
Dr. Hinrich Thoelken, DDG Energy & Climate Policy, German Federal Foreign Office.

Learn more about the webinar, submit questions and register here.

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