Publicly owned renewable energy company CleanCo is looking to enhance the hydrogen ecosystem in Gladstone, Australia, by joining a new hydrogen consortium.
The consortium will be looking to decarbonise Queensland by providing a solid foundation to grow the hydrogen ecosystem ensuring all industries have access to the clean energy carrier.
Speaking on CleanCo joining the consortium, Mick de Brenni, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, said, “As a government we established CleanCo to drive the energy transformation, providing reliable, competitively-priced, low-emission energy to the market and to ensure that Queensland is running on 50% renewable energy by 2030.
“This agreement will support that goal with hydrogen set to be a major player in our energy mix, creating jobs and opportunities particularly in regional Queensland.
“With agreements with Fortescue Future Industries to manufacture electrolysers in Gladstone, projects underway in on the Western Downs, a feasibility study into manufacturing renewable ammonia in Brisbane and our continued support for hydrogen in Townsville and other regional centres, this is further proof of Queensland’s hydrogen superiority.
“These are initiatives that will decarbonise Queensland industry and re-industrialise the nation – and that enables more investment and equals more jobs.”
Jacqui Walters, Chairman of CleanCo, said, “In Queensland, we have access to abundant renewable energy sources to support a robust hydrogen industry.
“The plans for Gladstone will support our work in developing all elements of the renewable supply chain right here in Queensland, for Queenslanders.
“Queensland already has the right skills and the technology. Partnerships like this one ensure we are using these to power domestic demand and to drive our global competitiveness.”
US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power
What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?
North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.
What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
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