The location has been selected with the area providing several key attributes for a booming hydrogen ecosystem.
According to the Government, the area includes an advanced manufacturing zone, access to renewable energy, appropriate infrastructure, water availability in addition to port access to export the clean energy carrier.
This could enable the rapid scaling of the Tasmanian hydrogen industry and enable the area to become a leading region in the Australian hydrogen market.
According to the Tasmanian Liberal Government, the island is leading the area for several renewable technologies in the nation including green hydrogen production and its integration.
The Premier additionally outlined aspirations to expand investment in green hydrogen to take a larger section of the Australian hydrogen market in order to decarbonise several hard-to-abate industries.
For this, the Government has made up to AUS$12.3m ($8.95m) available for the trial of green hydrogen buses and the investigation of opportunities to use green hydrogen for trucking and marine vessels.
Metro Tasmania has also started working on the integration of green hydrogen into its fleet, and the development of refuelling infrastructure and hydrogen supply chains.
Making hydrogen happen
This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.
Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
To book your ticket for €79, click here.