Australasia

Air New Zealand flies with Airbus

Air New Zealand said it is working with Airbus to study incorporating hydrogen aircraft into its domestic flights.Although the establishment of this sector will take many years, more and more airlines are interested in hydrogen. As Lufthansa launches research program around Hydrogen aircraft ground maintenanceAir New Zealand has just formalized a …

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Ship of future carries World’s Largest Hydrogen export pilot program forward

The world’s largest hydrogen export pilot program has reached a significant milestone with the arrival of the first purpose-built liquefied hydrogen carrier, the Suiso Frontier, in Victoria’s Port of Hastings. “The loading of liquefied hydrogen onto the Suiso Frontier for the return journey to Kobe, Japan, makes the HESC Project …

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Hyundai commits A$1.7M to H2 refuelling station in Sydney

The new refueller will replace an existing hydrogen refuelling station, which has been operational since 2014 and has served both Hyundai and competitor fuel-cell electric vehicles and hydrogen forklifts. Hyundai said the upgraded facility will allow it to support the company’s expanding range of HFCV through faster refuelling and through …

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AUS – A future for Hydrogen-Powered buses?

BOC (British Oxygen Company) of Australia – part of the multinational industrial gas company – has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Foton mobility, a Chinese company that manufactures trucks and buses, to develop the hydrogen bus sector in Australia and New Zealand. Coincidentally, my daughter drives a Foton pickup …

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Victoria Supports H2 Transport Infrastructure Pilots

In the Australian state of Victoria, the government has backed studies and trials for the use of green hydrogen (made from renewables) for use in heavy transport. The funding of 7 million Australian dollars (4.43 million euros) should help support refuelling stations and the development of fuel cell electric buses …

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Australian Firm aims for Cleaner Green H2 Cremation

As more Australians look to lowering their carbon footprint in death as in life, renewables-based hydrogen could play a role. Death can be a rather energy and emissions intensive affair. The resources used to create coffins, the transport involved in funerals – and in the case of cremation, the fossil …

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Meet the Aussie poised to create the first hydrogen-powered airline

Aviation may as well be in John Thomas’ blood. The former Virgin Australia executive – and heir apparent to former chief John Borghetti until falling out with the board – got a pilot’s licence before his 18th birthday, and two years later started a regional airline in home town Wagga Wagga. Forty …

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Green Hydrogen: Can Australia build a New Industry?

You might remember hearing a lot about green hydrogen last year, as global pressure mounted on Australia to take stronger action on climate change ahead of the COP26 Glasgow summit last November. The Australian government predicts green hydrogen exports and domestic use could be worth up to A$50 billion (US$36 …

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Australia’s Hydrogen Gets USD 108m Cash Boost

The government of Australia has approved an AUD-150-million (USD 107.7m/EUR 94.8m) programme to support the country’s hydrogen export industry and attract overseas investment in local supply chains. The first round of the so-called Australian Clean Hydrogen Trade Programme (ACHTP) will focus on the export of clean hydrogen to Japan under …

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AUS – Fortescue Big on Hydrogen

In a major development, Australian green energy engineering company Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) announced in late December that it had designed and built its own electrolyzer to make hydrogen. Hydrogen is taking off as a new source of clean energy only a decade after a pioneering scheme, the world’s first …

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