New platform to create connections between hydrogen economy stakeholders
A collaboration network to bring together potential hydrogen producers and users has been established to accelerate the rollout of NSW hydrogen hubs
The new collaborative platform announced today is aimed at creating connections between stakeholders in the emerging hydrogen industry, ensuring the physical hubs become thriving business precincts.
Energy Minister Matt Kean said the platform is about connecting sophisticated market players with new and emerging hydrogen users to fuel the development of hydrogen hubs in NSW.
“Green hydrogen will play a massive role in our future economic prosperity and
decarbonising our economy,” Mr Kean said.
“We also know our hydrogen hubs have the potential to become clean manufacturing powerhouses and we need to move fast, but that challenge is too big for one business alone.
“That is why we are bringing decision-makers and investors who want to deploy
hydrogen into their businesses and industries together to help deliver hydrogen in a
way that will drive scale, reduce costs, focus innovation and grow our workforce
Cluster Manager for the NewH2 Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster, Clare Sykes, said “NSW’s hydrogen collaboration platform is a valuable tool to strengthen the NSW hydrogen ecosystem. It will complement the work of the NewH2 Cluster by supporting the interaction between hydrogen hubs and technology clusters, bringing together key industry players, reducing overlap, and accelerating the growth of new hydrogen focussed technologies.”
As part of the Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program, the NSW Government has
committed a minimum of $70 million to develop hydrogen hubs in the Hunter and
Illawarra regions. These regions have been chosen as hub sites due to their access to ports, logistics, existing energy infrastructure and future renewable energy resources.
These hubs will provide groups of hydrogen users common infrastructure for the local production, use and distribution of hydrogen. They will reduce costs by delivering hydrogen in a coordinated fashion.
Stakeholders that submitted a hydrogen-related registration of interest to the Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program will automatically receive an invitation to participate.