Australia to build ‘huge hydrogen hub’ in Hunter Valley

Australia is to invest A$70m developing a ‘huge’ hydrogen hub in Newcastle, marking its first commitment to developing a regional hydrogen centre.

A joint statement from The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, and Sharon Claydon MP, Member for Newcastle, said the Albanese Government has taken a major step forward towards delivering a renewable hydrogen hub in the Hunter Valley.

Construction aims to begin in 2025 with operations expected to start in 2026.

Origin Energy in collaboration with Orica is progressing the development of the Hunter Valley Hydrogen Hub which will produce renewable hydrogen and create around 100 jobs.

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