May 26, 2021

Australian Hydrogen Conference kicks off in Sydney

The Australian Hydrogen Conference commenced today in Sydney, bringing together government and industry representatives to explore the developing hydrogen industry in Australia.

The event coincided with the announcement of two new hydrogen clusters in the Gladstone and Toowoomba regions of Queensland by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) earlier today. NERA is partnering with the Queensland Government to establish the new clusters alongside the existing H2Q cluster in Brisbane.

A growing sector, the Australian Hydrogen Conference arrives just over a month after the Federal Government announced nearly $540 million in funding for new hydrogen and carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) projects.

The debate around hydrogen’s growing role in industry is quickly evolving as the world works towards a cleaner energy future. Australian projects such as Woodside Energy’s H2TAS project in Tasmania, Petrofac’s Arrowsmith project in Western Australia, and Strike Energy’s Haber project, also in WA, are examples that show how Australian oil and gas companies are already investing in the technology.

The Australian Hydrogen Conference takes place today and tomorrow both virtually and at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.