The Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program is due to close on the 18th of August, 2020. Applicants are 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 has been identified as a potential hydrogen production hub. #cradlecoastgoodenergy #hereforgood

The Tasmanian funding program compliments the $70 million national ARENA hydrogen funding program, which this year has switched focus from pilot plants, feasibility studies, and research and development to the aim to fund two projects that involve commercial scale deployments of electrolysers, particularly over 10 MW in scale, that must be powered by renewable energy. These projects will be among the largest in the world – the hydrogen industry is only in its early stages of development, accounting for less than 0.2% of global power generation.

Burnie has everything hydrogen manufacturers will need – Tasmania’s largest bulk and containerised freight port, services and infrastructure, a local workforce skilled in light and heavy industry, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy, and nearby suitably zoned land. With the Cradle Coast’s economy strongly focussed on high value adding and exports, hydrogen production will be a great fit.

You can find our more about the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program here: https://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/energy_and_resources/energy/hydrogen/tasmanian_renewable_hydrogen_industry_development_funding_program