Australia’s first public hydrogen station is now open in Fyshwick, Canberra.
The news was today (26th March) confirmed by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, which will use the station to fill Australia’s first government fleet of hydrogen vehicles.
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Both the station and the fuel cell electric vehicle fleet are the result of the commitment by renewable energy company Neoen as part of its successful Hornsdale wind farm bid in 2016.
Canberra’s local electricity and gas provider ActewAGL will now begin operating the station, marking an exciting step for Canberra’s renewable energy future.
Green hydrogen produced at the site will be done by using 100% renewable electricity.
In a statement, the ACT Government, said, “The ACT continues to lead the electric vehicle revolution in Australia and to take leading action on climate change through innovative Renewable Reverse Auctions.”
“Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have many benefits, including shorter refuelling times, a greater range than battery electric alternatives and they also purify the air as they drive, helping to remove harmful particulates produced by petrol and diesel vehicles.”
“Neoen, ActewAGL, Hyundai and SG Fleet have all helped make this project a success.”