Australia’s first hydrogen capability finder has today (August 23) been launched by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).
Dubbed HyCapability, the free online tool aims to connect Australian hydrogen businesses with both domestic and global markets as the country strives to be a leader in hydrogen.
Hydrogen Technology Cluster Australia (H2TCA) and EconomX also helped launch the tool.
To deliver upon its goals, HyCapability has set out four main objectives: to support the growth hydrogen induct, promote Australia hydrogen business, create a baseline understanding of the Australian hydrogen industry and increase momentum for the H2TCA network.
It is believed that the tool will be the most comprehensive mapping of Australia’s hydrogen capability and digital technologies to date, making it easier to identify capability along the hydrogen value chain.
On the launch, Miranda Taylor, CEO of NERA, said, “HyCapability allows Australian companies with innovative technology, services and equipment for the hydrogen industry to cut through the noise and profile themselves.
“All of NERA’s work in hydrogen is driven by one goal – to develop the industry so the country exports more than just hydrogen molecules. Australia is uniquely positioned to become a world leader in niche technologies and services that support the fast-emerging hydrogen industry.
“We just need to continue to seize every opportunity to showcase our capabilities, capability and experience to the global market.
“I encourage any Australian business working within or having capabilities relevant to supporting the development of our country’s hydrogen value chain to complete their company profile for free to start benefitting from this new shopwindow.”
H2Q, the organisation behind Queensland’s hydrogen industry cluster, said it is excited to promote and support HyCapability. On this, Susan Mercer, CEO of H2Q, said, “As a key cluster within the H2TCA, we’re focussed on sustainably growing the hydrogen industry ecosystem in Queensland.
“We share a vision with NERA of building the skills, capacities and commercialisation opportunities necessary to unlock Australia’s enormous potential to create a globally competitive hydrogen industry. It’s exciting to see the capability mapping project which H2Q commenced in Queensland has now become a national platform with NERA.”