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Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy

Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy was ratified by COAG council and Energy Ministers in November 2019. This strategy is designed to establish Australia’s hydrogen industry as a major global player by 2030.

Australia has an abundance of the natural resources needed to make clean hydrogen, making hydrogen an ideal clean energy solution to help power Australia.

Key Recommmendations

  • Hydrogen hubs will be the model for early-stage approach, demonstrating the value of sector-coupling and reducing total infrastructure costs.
  • Australia will seek to play a lead role in the design and development of a sophisticated international guarantee of origin scheme. This scheme would identify production technology, carbon emissions associated with production, and production location.
  • The Australian Government will publish an annual ‘State of Hydrogen’ report.
  • The inaugural ‘National Hydrogen Infrastructure Assessment’ to be completed by 2022.
  • Supporting the development of standards for the hydrogen industry, as well as establishing community education programs to build knowledge and engagement.
  • Development of nationally consistent training materials and guidelines for procedures, with scope to consider a system of mutual accreditation.
  • No mandatory national target and no market constraints or changes to taxation, levies or other fees have been made.

Measures of success

Measures of success

Full Report

Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy cover

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Complete, In Progress and Proposed

In Australia, there are several pilot, demonstration and small scale projects in various stages of operation (see map below, at Nov 2019). A number of jurisdictions are also looking at ways to add up to 10 per cent hydrogen into the municipal gas distribution network.

Australia hydrogen projects Geoscience Nov 2019

To learn more visit: industry.gov.au/hydrogen

Decarbonising Australia's energy sector

Hydrogen production is a key part of a more sustainable energy sector, emissions reductions and reducing the costs of energy.

Source: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

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