Australia’s efforts to reduce emissions and create jobs have received a major boost from new technology partnerships with the UK, Germany, Japan and Singapore.
The partnerships focus on priority low emissions technologies, including clean hydrogen. Initiatives under the partnerships will help Australia:
Australia’s Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology, Dr Alan Finkel, played a key role in brokering these partnerships.
Australia and the United Kingdom are working together to make low emissions technologies globally scalable and commercially viable.
The partnership will focus on research and development across key technologies including:
Australia and Germany are working together to accelerate the development of a hydrogen industry under a new hydrogen accord.
Under the accord, Australia and Germany will:
The accord builds on Australia’s existing collaboration with Germany on low emissions technologies including hydrogen, with a 2-year supply chain study between the two countries already underway.
This new partnership between Australia and Japan will increase our shared focus on:
Australia and Singapore will establish a $30 million partnership to accelerate the deployment of low emissions fuels and technologies like clean hydrogen, battery storage and electrification. This will work to reduce emissions in maritime and port operations.
This is part of the work under the memorandum of understanding on low emissions technologies and solutions Australia signed with Singapore last year.