23 expressions of Interest have been received for the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program. Applications closed on the 18th of August.
Applicants were invited to submit expressions of interest for projects and feasibility studies related to renewable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, export and domestic use within Tasmania. Burnie is identified in the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan as a potential hydrogen production hub. #cradlecoastgoodenergy #hereforgood
The applications received covered the production, distribution, and use of hydrogen with a wide variety of potential end-uses identified, including transportation. Assessment of the Expressions of Interest will now take place to deliver the support measures from the Action Plan, which are a $20 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Fund, $20 million in concessional loans, and includes up to $10 million worth of support services including competitive electricity supply arrangements and payroll tax relief.
The Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan outlines the following vision and goals for developing Tasmania’s hydrogen industry:
Tasmania will use our existing and expandable renewable energy resources to become a leader in large-scale renewable hydrogen production. From 2030 we will be a significant global supplier of renewable hydrogen for export and domestic use.
By 2022 to 2024
• Tasmania has commenced production of renewable hydrogen.
• Locally produced renewable hydrogen is being used in Tasmania.
• Export based renewable hydrogen production projects are well advanced.
By 2025 to 2027
• Tasmania has commenced export of renewable hydrogen.
• Tasmania is a significant global producer and exporter of renewable hydrogen.
• Locally produced renewable hydrogen is a significant form of energy used in Tasmania.
You can find our more about the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program here