This could be used to rapidly scale the Australian hydrogen ecosystem and support the area in becoming a powerhouse for hydrogen technologies.

The development of this hydrogen hub will support technological innovation in the hydrogen space whilst also supporting efforts across New South Wales to minimise the cost of hydrogen infrastructure.

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The recent call for expressions of interest for the project has seen potential investments of more than $4bn which could make the project a major benefit for the hydrogen industry in Australia.

Acting Premier Paul Toole of the New South Wales Government, said, “This huge commercial interest shows how much the regions are set to benefit with renewable energy and new low carbon technologies.

“Hydrogen Hubs will provide huge economic benefits for the Hunter and Illawarra, helping to secure jobs of the future.

“The Hydrogen Hubs also represents a huge export potential for our state, with the international market for green hydrogen expected to meet 24% of the global energy demand by 2050, estimated to be worth $900bn.”

Matt Kean, Treasurer and Energy Minister for the New South Wales Government said, “The overwhelming response includes private sector plans to develop up to 5,900MW of electrolyser capacity, more than eight times the 700MW target.

“The market has spoken. This is an overwhelming level of commercial interest and it shows our policies are sending the right signals to energy investors, making NSW the go to state for energy investment.

“Twenty-one individual projects have told us they want to produce almost 268,000 tonnes of green hydrogen each year, which is enough to fuel 26,000 trucks. Hydrogen is integral to decarbonising many parts of the economy, including heavy industry and heavy transport.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.