A dramatic shift in how we produce, supply and use energy is happening all around the world. As countries seek to decarbonise their economies, renewable energy alternatives are rising to the challenge of reducing emissions and powering a greener future.
One of the most exciting is hydrogen, with international demand continuing to grow and forecast to increase more than eight fold by 2050.
Tasmania's abundance of natural renewable energy resources puts us in an ideal position to capitalise on the opportunity to develop a green hydrogen industry across the entire value chain.
Our Government’s Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan sets out a vision for how we can harness the opportunity to develop a world class hydrogen industry. The vision is to become a leader in large-scale green hydrogen production and domestic use and export that will provide benefits to the long-term economic prosperity of Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Government also contributed to the development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and our commitment is to work with industry, other governments, and the community to develop a renewable hydrogen industry that provides ongoing benefits for Tasmanians.
A specific area of focus is the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone (BBAMZ) due to having all the requirements to support Tasmania's Green Hydrogen Hub vision.
In May 2020 the Government announced a $50 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program to help activate a green hydrogen industry in Tasmania. Details on the first funding round and recipients are available here.
We continue to work on establishing international partnerships to secure export supply chains and open up collaboration pathways for hydrogen research, development, and technology innovation. Read the Hydrogen International Engagement and Export Strategy.
Want to know more about renewable hydrogen?
- Read the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan (PDF)
- Read the National Hydrogen Strategy (PDF)
- HyCapability (launched by NERA, this is Australia’s first hydrogen capability finder — a free, online, searchable platform that connects hydrogen businesses with a domestic and global market).
- Australia’s Hydrogen Opportunity
- Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future
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