A network of 13 regional hydrogen technology clusters is being created across Australia in a move spearheaded by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).
The establishment of the regional hydrogen technology clusters announced today follows the conclusion of a seed funding selection program started by NERA in September.
NERA has also been able to attract funding commitments from state and territory governments around the country, as well as industry financial support.
In Queensland, the funded project is the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Cluster (H2Q) in Brisbane, led by Regional Development Australia Brisbane on behalf of 38 organisations.
“RDA Brisbane and its industry, research and government partners are excited to progress the establishment of the Queensland Hydrogen Cluster, known as H2Q, to help execute and realise Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy and the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy,” RDA Brisbane chair Lisa Liang said.
NERA chief executive officer Miranda Taylor said the clusters were a crucial step in building the skills, capacities and commercialisation opportunities necessary to unlock Australia’s enormous potential to create a globally competitive hydrogen industry.
“These regional clusters, all of which have the support of their state and territory governments, have been established around key, existing hydrogen projects and technology supply chains in strategic locations that have a demonstrated capacity to support them,” she said.
|Cluster name||Cluster leads/members||Initial NERA, state|
government and industry
|ACT||Canberra Region Hydrogen|
|Evoenergy, ANU, Smart Energy|
Council, ACT Renewables hub
|NSW||Hunter Hydrogen Technology|
|University of Newcastle and 14|
|NT||Territory Hydrogen Cluster||Darwin Innovation Hub along with|
NT Govt, Energy Club NT and CDU
|Qld||Queensland Hydrogen Industry|
|Regional Development Australia|
Brisbane, on behalf of 38 orgs
|SA||South Australian Hub-to-Hub (“SA-|
H2H”) Hydrogen Technology Cluster
|EfficientSeePty Ltd and Mumford|
|Tas||Bell Bay Hydrogen Technology|
|Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing|
|Vic||Gippsland Hydrogen Technology|
|Committee for Gippsland on|
behalf of 64 supporting
|Clayton Hydrogen Technology|
|GrapheneX, CSIRO, Swinburne,|
Hydrogen 2.0, Cleantech Japan,
|Greater Geelong Hydrogen|
|Mallee Hydrogen Technology|
|Mallee Regional Innovation|
|WA||Western Australian Hydrogen|
|Hydrogen Society of Australia on|
behalf of consortium
|Karratha Hydrogen Technology|
|City of Karratha with support from|
Yara Pilbara Fertilisers
|Peel and South-West Metro|
Hydrogen Technology Cluster
|Murdoch University and six|