Australia has been fast positioning itself to lead the world on hydrogen production and exports, announcing last year that it would develop a National Hydrogen Strategy to determine a coordinated way forward to maximise the country’s competitive advantages and move forward.
Activity is rife at a national and state level, with the Governments of Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia currently developing their own state-based hydrogen strategies focussing on different parts of the hydrogen value chain.
At the centre of this hydrogen vision is industry association Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA). Comprised of a collection of vehicle manufacturers, energy companies, infrastructure providers, research organisations and governments, the HMA wants to create a hydrogen society for Australia built upon clean and renewable energy technology, including hydrogen-powered transport.
Since its inception in February 2018 when car giants Hyundai and Toyota ultimately came together to work together in establishing a hydrogen mobility sector in Australia, the HMA has given the hydrogen sector an industry voice into government. It has since been joined by over 20 other companies with interests across the entire hydrogen value chain, from Air Liquide and BOC, to BP and Siemens.
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