Mon Jun 3, 2019, 06:53 AM

Queensland Australia puts $19m bet on hydrogen tech

Annastacia Palaszczuk: Queensland wants to retain leadership in hydrogen sector


In a bid to build out Queensland’s emerging hydrogen extraction industry, the Queensland government said it will commit $19 million to support the roll-out of its newly announced Hydrogen Industry Strategy 2019-2024.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said hydrogen had the potential to be Queensland’s next liquified natural gas (LNG), and a new source of highly-skilled jobs, especially for regional Queensland.

“In the sixties it was the space race,” the Premier said. “This century is all about energy. Queensland is at the forefront of hydrogen development. We aim to keep it that way.”

The strategy is focused on five key areas: supporting innovation, facilitating private sector investment, ensuring an effective policy framework, building community awareness and confidence, and facilitating skills development for new technology....more:

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