H2X to establish new hydrogen hub in Gippsland Victoria

H2X Global has partnered with the Gippsland Circular Economy Precinct (GCEP) to manufacture a range of hydrogen-focused products in Victoria.

Under the agreement, the companies will seek to produce hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers, electric vehicles, as well as a range of hydrogen power units including generators and emergency power supplies.

GCEP is a consortium of Gippsland-based businesses that recognise the need to transition the local economy to renewables. The support of H2X is expected to help fast-track these transition plans.

GCEP Executive Director Brett Singh said the region’s high level of engineering, power generation and manufacturing expertise was a major factor in the decision to establish the centre of excellence and renewables precinct in the area.

“This is a great opportunity for Gippsland to engage with hydrogen technology and provide new enterprises, new jobs and training in support,” said H2X Founder and Chief Executive Officer Brendan Norman.

“We aim to assist in establishing Gippsland as the world’s preeminent location of green hydrogen excellence.

“We are now investigating a number of manufacturing options including fuel cell production and some vehicles.”

Less than a week ago, ASX-listed hydrogen producer Pure Hydrogen bought a 24 per cent stake in H2X Global. This could increase to 48 per cent if certain share options are exercised. The company also secured over $50 million in pre-orders for its upcoming Warrego FCEV ute.

The H2X product range includes utilities, vans, trucks, and buses.

Source: H2X | H2X wants to build its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Gippsland

28 October 2021

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