Hydrogen project to be trialled at new clean energy centre in New Zealand

Heating homes with hydrogen will be one of the first projects trialled at a new $27m clean energy centre in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled the plans for the National New Energy Development Centre, which will look at the full range of emerging clean energy options, including hydrogen, back in May (2019).

As well as investing $27m to set up the centre, a further £20m will be used over four years to establish a new science research fund for cutting edge energy technology.

“This centre will complement our investments in hydrogen, Green Finance Ltd, the Zero Carbon Bill and our upcoming renewable energy strategy to help New Zealand create new jobs in new industries while moving away from fossil fuels that cause climate change,” Ardern said.

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