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New Zealand’s Southland green hydrogen project attracts significant international interest

New Zealand’s Southland green hydrogen project attracts significant international interest

Interest has grown substantially around the world in the Southland green hydrogen project which aims to construct the world’s first large-scale green hydrogen plant in New Zealand.

According to Contact Energy and Meridian, the project has attracted more than 80 responses for its registration of interest with the project putting a huge focus on green hydrogen to support the heavy transport, aviation, shipping and agriculture industries.

Read more: Southland can achieve net zero emissions by 2050 with hydrogen-powered transport
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Contact Energy, Meridian Energy eye New Zealand for large-scale hydrogen plant development

The project proposes replacing the Tiwai Point aluminium smelters with a green hydrogen production facility that could mass-produce the clean energy carrier and revolutionise New Zealand’s industry by supporting hard-to-abate sectors in its transition to net zero emissions.

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