First agreement with Flanders signed on green hydrogen cooperation
2 February 2022
The Tasmanian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the region of Flanders in Northern Belgium. The MOU will support cooperation on green hydrogen development. The primary focus will be exploring the use of hydrogen in marine, shipping and offshore sectors.
The partnership will support the development of a hydrogen industry in Tasmania. The aim is to facilitate project cooperation across the hydrogen value chain. It will allow for industry and research expertise to be shared across both regions. Activities under the MOU include workshops and information webinars. These activities will support the development of hydrogen pilot projects and demonstrations.
The agreement is the first state-to-state agreement on green hydrogen signed by Tasmania. It is also the first green hydrogen MOU the state of Flanders has signed. The Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction signed the MOU in February 2022.
The Tasmanian Government believes that Tasmania is well placed to develop a hydrogen industry. This is due to the State's 100 per cent self-sufficiency in renewable electricity, abundant water supplies and wind resources, and excellent port infrastructure. The Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan sets out the vision to be a significant global exporter of green hydrogen from 2030.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister of Economy, Innovation, Work, Social Economy and Agriculture, Hilde Crevits