Melbourne, Australia: Today’s commitment of another $82 million for a Hydrogen Hub in the
Hunter Region underlines the area’s strategic advantages in the move to a net zero economy, the
Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) says.
The recent Federal Budget committed $100m for early works to make the Port of Newcastle
The Coalition today pledged another $41m to the Port and a further $41m for the Origin Energy
Future Fuels H2 Hub project.
AHC CEO Dr Fiona Simon said co-locating hydrogen users and producers in areas with access to port,
road and rail infrastructure is an important step forward for the hydrogen industry.
“The Hunter ticks all those boxes and also offers a large workforce that’s ready to make the
transition to a hydrogen economy a reality,” Dr Simon said.
“This is another building blocks being put in place to create lasting jobs and build our export
In recent weeks, funding has been announced for hubs in Gladstone and Townsville in Queensland,
Kwinana and The Pilbara in Western Australia and Darwin in the Northern Territory.
“These hubs are crucial to enable Australia to meet its net zero targets. We look forward to working
with industry and government to accelerate the development of hydrogen hubs around Australia,”
Dr Simon concluded.
About Australian Hydrogen Council
The Australian Hydrogen Council is the peak representative body for the Australian hydrogen
industry, with members from across the hydrogen value chain. We represent the emerging hydrogen
industry and connect it with its stakeholders to collectively create a clean and resilient energy future
that has hydrogen as a key part of the energy mix.
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