NewH2 - Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster

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Seeded in 2021 as part of H2TCA: Hydrogen Technology Cluster Australia, NewH2 supports the development of the hydrogen supply chain, reduces overlaps and identifies gaps in the development, deployment and commercialisation of new hydrogen focused technologies.

NewH2 was formed through a consortium of industry associations, businesses, TAFE and the University of Newcastle, with networks through the Hunter, Central Coast, Orana and beyond. The bid was coordinated through Energy NSW, an initiative of the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub, and is hosted at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER).


  • An extensive project pipeline, with demonstrated ability to diversify.
  • A range of industries with a culture of collaboration.
  • A large number of mature SMEs, with specialised skills to catalyse knowledge.
  • A vibrant innovation culture and ecosystem.


  • To provide the enabling environment for industry to participate in this emerging sector.
  • To provide the setting to showcase new technologies and opportunities.
  • Through the stakeholders, accelerate opportunities to connect and grow.
  • Assist with updates, knowledge exchange and funding opportunities related to the Hydrogen economy.
  • To assist in strategy development, both locally and nationally.
  • To leverage H2TCA: Hydrogen Technology Cluster Australia and the national network of hydrogen clusters.

In it's first year, NewH2 has attracted over 400 engaged participants, and has held a range of forums and discussions exploring opportunities and new technologies in this emerging sector.

NewH2 is free to join, and provides access to briefings, forums and events created through the NewH2 network.

For more information, visit the NewH2 website or contact

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Breakfast Forum held on 7 December 2021
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