Australian Hydrogen Council forge new alliances to fast track industry growth
The Australian Hydrogen Council announced it has signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding with key organisations to collaborate on hydrogen issues, shareinformation and facilitate project partnerships to fast track the deployment of hydrogen technologies.
The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) has new partnerships with five industry bodies: Bioenergy Australia, the Clean Energy Council, the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, the AsiaPacific Hydrogen Association and the New Zealand Hydrogen Association.
These new partnerships are in addition to AHC’s existing MoUs with H2Korea, Energy Networks Australia and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
AHC CEO Dr Fiona Simon said that collaborating with national and international partners is vital, particularly at this stage of the emerging hydrogen industry.
“Members of the AHC are leading hydrogen projects that will revolutionise how we produce and use energy for generations to come,” she said.
“These MoUs will help the AHC stay connected to – and work with – other related industries, which will increase Australia’s access to global research and relevant insights.
“Both the APAC region and Canada are home to incredible hydrogen research and developing industries. Working together, we can share policy and technology options that will help fast track industry development.
“This series of agreements signal our shared objective, and the objective of our members, and I look forward to working with these bodies in the near future,” Simon concluded.
Michael Helleman, Head, Energy and New Energy Technologies at Austrade says “Given the potential of hydrogen to generate jobs and growth, Austrade has prioritised support for activities seeking to attract productive foreign direct investment and bring new technology into the sector.
“The work of the Australian Hydrogen Council and its members in growing international partnerships in the sector will be of key importance in accelerating the growth of the hydrogen industry.
About Australian Hydrogen Council
The Australian Hydrogen Council is the peak body for the hydrogen industry in Australia, with members from across the hydrogen value chain, including vehicle manufacturers, energy companies, infrastructure providers, research organisations and governments. The council serves to connect the emerging hydrogen industry and its stakeholders in building a secure, clean and resilient energy future based on hydrogen.