QLD to become Australia’s Hydrogen powerhouse

With government efforts now focusing on an emerging hydrogen industry, Gladstone is set to become the renewable energy powerhouse of Australia.

Following the success of the LNG pipeline now a $60 billion dollar industry, Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident an emerging hydrogen market will meet similar success.

“The world is looking to hydrogen, I want them to get it from Queensland,” said Annastacia.

With Gladstone already well advanced in hydrogen research, Labor leader Bill Shorten has committed the first of a $1 billion National Hydrogen Plan to the fast developing city.

“My government attracted Northern Oil to Gladstone as part of our Advance Queensland Biofutures 10-year roadmap,” Palaszczuk says.

“Northern Oil is planning to produce bio-hydrogen.

“Queensland’s significant renewable resources of solar and wind energy, combined with our existing gas pipeline infrastructure and port facilities, including Gladstone Port, provide us with a competitive advantage in the future production and export of hydrogen.

“The initiative hopes to use solar farms to produce hydrogen for domestic use but also hopes to supply the product to the rest of the world.

“In Queensland we are aiming to have some of the world’s first renewable hydrogen power exports – with Queensland’s sunshine helping to power the Tokyo Olympics next year,” Palaszczuk says.

“This would place Queensland on the world stage as a leader in exporting renewable energy.”

Source: EVtalk.com.au – Queensland looks to lead world in hydrogen

25 Jan 2019