To support our future energy needs the world needs clean, flexible, storable and safe fuels. Hydrogen has all of these characteristics. As a fuel it produces no carbon emissions, only water.
We can use it to:
Australia has an abundance of natural resources to make clean hydrogen for our own use and to supply the world.
Our vision is to build a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry that benefits all Australians. We aim to grow our hydrogen industry and position Australia as a major player by 2030 through Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy.
The Australian Government is investing $1.2 billion into building a hydrogen industry.
Clean hydrogen is part of Australia’s Long-Term Emissions Reduction Plan. Producing clean hydrogen under $2 per kilogram (H₂ under 2) is a priority stretch goal under the government’s Technology Investment Roadmap.
We are setting the foundations for Australia to be a major hydrogen exporter. We are doing this by partnering with other countries to attract investment, build supply chains and advance research and development.
Australia is designing and developing an internationally consistent Guarantee of Origin certification scheme for Australia.
Through the International Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy, we work with other countries to agree on methods for determining carbon emissions associated with hydrogen production.
Responses to the paper will help us develop a trial Guarantee of Origin hydrogen certification scheme for Australia.
The National Hydrogen Strategy supports the creation of hydrogen hubs. Hubs are regions where hydrogen users, producers and potential exporters are co-located. This makes the hub model an efficient approach to producing hydrogen at scale and increasing demand.
The Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program will support industry to develop 7 hubs in regional Australia. There are 2 grant opportunities under the program:
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Last updated: 18 November 2021
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