Australia are rapidly creating a globally competitive hydrogen industry, part of which is the establishing of a network of hydrogen technology ‘clusters’.
Along with industry and state governments, the network will be led by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), which is investing A$1.85m (US$1.43m). Making up the nationwide hydrogen cluster, will be 13 regional clusters, all operating as a virtual network.
Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy sees the development of the clusters as a key goal to enable the country to become a global competitor, alongside scaling up the domestic industry. As well as aiding commercialisation of hydrogen technologies, the network will assist with the evolution of a hydrogen supply chain.
“[This] marks a great step forward in Australia’s capability in developing hydrogen technologies. 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. This will ensure long-term local cohesion and sustainable capability across the emerging hydrogen value chain.” said Miranda Taylor, CEO of NERA.
In the UK Ryse Hydrogen are one of the group of companies standing ready to invest more than £3bn into Hydrogen projects, and have been calling on the British government to establish our own national hydrogen strategy, as part of the ‘Hydrogen Strategy Now’ campaign.
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