Australasia

Hydrogen push heats up

Hyundai: Energy security critical in ‘home-grown’ fuel source for future transport needs Hyundai Nexo FCEV AUSTRALIA is too energy dependent on outside sources and must urgently embrace home-grown solutions to ensure energy security while supplying the critically needed transport industry with a clean fuel that benefits community health and reduces …

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Transporting hydrogen via existing gas pipelines potentially a step closer

Significant progress in National Gas Regulatory Reform Since our last update on 18 October 2021, significant progress has been made in the ongoing review of the National Gas Regulatory Framework. The latest proposed amendments open the door for renewable generated gases to be transported and sold using existing pipeline infrastructure, …

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Iwatani Corporation develops technology to handle liquid hydrogen

ANI Tokyo [Japan], May 13 (ANI): HySTRA, a consortium of several Japanese companies, is working on a pilot hydrogen supply chain demonstration project in Australia and Japan that started in 2021. Established in 2016, HySTRA focuses on lignite coal buried as an unused resource in Australia and develops the technology. …

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Firstgas reveals potential green hydrogen storage in NZ

Green Hydrogen H2 gas molecule. Production of green hydrogen energy powered by renewable electricity, sustainable alternative clean hydrogen H2 eco energy, the fuel of th future industry 3D background   The University of Canterbury has discovered several underground gas reservoirs that could potentially store green hydrogen. The investigation, which was …

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Australian bus builder Volgren signs landmark hydrogen partnership

  Source: Volgren Australia’s largest bus body builder Volgren has partnered with leading European hydrogen bus manufacturer, Wrightbus to make fuel cell electric buses for the Australian market. Volgren, headquartered in Dandenong, Victoria, expects to deliver the first hydrogen fuel cell bus in the first quarter of 2023. The partnership …

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Queensland inks deal to supply green hydrogen to major European port

The Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands (Supplied/Danny Corneliss) The Queensland government has signed a major partnership agreement with Europe’s largest seaport to cooperate on developing a green hydrogen export industry between Australia and Europe. Queensland minister for energy, renewables and hydrogen, Mick de Brenni, announced the signing of the …

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Zinc giant seals 9GW wind and solar pipeline for Australian green hydrogen plans

Cullerin Range wind farm. Ark Energy Corp, the offshoot of Korea Zinc, has sealed the purchase of a 9GW pipeline of wind and solar projects as it plots its expansion into green hydrogen production. Ark Energy has completed the purchase of Epuron Holdings, originally announced just before Christmas last year, …

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ETNZ’s hydrogen powered foiling chase boat reaches speed milestone

The top speed of Chase Zero to date has been clocked at 50.3 knots. Pic – ETNZ   Emirates Team New Zealand have been continuing the successful commissioning and testing of their hydrogen powered foiling chase boat ‘Chase Zero’ on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf since its launch just five weeks ago. …

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Training for jobs of future at Canberra’s first electric and hydrogen vehicle workshop

The ACT Government is amping up Canberra’s first training program for electric and hydrogen vehicle mechanics, with the opening of a dedicated workshop at CIT Fyshwick.   “The ACT Government is delivering advanced training in emerging industries to make sure Canberrans have the right skills for in-demand jobs – now …

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Arup, Beca and Wood are the advisors for the development of Southern Green Hydrogen

Southern Green Hydrogen is a joint project by Meridian Energy and Contact Energy to evaluate the opportunity for New Zealand to produce ‘green’ hydrogen using renewable energy. Producing green hydrogen at scale in New Zealand is seen as a critical step to reducing the country’s reliance on imported fossil fuels …

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