03 Jun Momentum grows in Gladstone hydrogen sector
Gladstone is one step closer to becoming a Hydrogen Hub with Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) set to receive $50,000 to establish a Hydrogen Technology Cluster.
Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the funding would drive the development of Queensland’s hydrogen supply chain “in a way that delivers jobs for regional Queenslanders in areas like components and materials manufacturing for this new technology”.
“… the conversation has very much shifted from “if” to “when” commercially viable domestic and export-scale renewable hydrogen becomes a reality here in Queensland,” he said.
“If we can position Queensland as the hydrogen technology leader, innovator and exporter of this resource, we will well and truly cement our position as a renewable energy superpower.”
GEA will receive funding from the Queensland Government, through a partnership with NERA (National Energy Resources Australia), to establish the Central Queensland Hydrogen Ecosystem Cluster (CQH2).
“Our region needs to be on the forefront of what is needed to innovate and diversfy for SMEs to be ready for the next energy transition,” GEA General Manager Chantale Lane said.
“There are great opportunities in not only hydrogen but with the renewables that will be needed to support a green hydrogen industry.”
The focus of CQH2 will be supply chain activation, including education, skills and capability development, research, and global opportunities.