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:
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.
The Australian Government is investing $1.4 billion in building a hydrogen industry. Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy is a plan to grow this industry and position Australia as a major player by 2030.
The State of Hydrogen 2021 report provides an update of our progress so far. It shows that Australia is making significant progress on the priority actions in the National Hydrogen Strategy.
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.
We are working with industry to design and develop an internationally consistent Guarantee of Origin scheme for Australia.
The scheme will support a future trade in clean hydrogen by informing customers about the:
The trials also draw on our work with the International Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE). Through the IPHE, we are working with other countries on methods to determine the carbon emissions from hydrogen production.
The National Hydrogen Strategy supports the creation of hydrogen hubs. Hubs are regions where hydrogen users, producers and potential exporters are co-located. This lowers infrastructure needs and reduces costs, making the hub model an efficient approach to producing hydrogen at scale and increasing demand.
The Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program supports industry to develop 7 hubs in regional Australia.
We are reviewing Australia’s regulatory frameworks to better support hydrogen industry development and safety.
This includes working with state and territory governments to:
We will consult industry as part of this review. You can also provide feedback on hydrogen regulation by emailing HydrogenRegulatoryReview@industry.gov.au.
We are looking at ways to improve community awareness of hydrogen.
This will help Australians understand:
We are also:
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Last updated: 29 March 2022
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