Today, the Australian Government via its Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program announced $69.2 million in funding to Stanwell to support the development of a Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub.
The Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub will bring together local, national and international companies and organisations committed to working together to drive the development of the hydrogen industry in the region.
Image: Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub concept
Stanwell CEO Michael O’Rourke said the funding would support the development of hydrogen projects positioning Gladstone and Central Queensland as one of the world’s leading hydrogen-fuelled industrial centres and global exporters of hydrogen.
“This funding will bring together key industry and community stakeholders to support the sustainable development of a hydrogen industry in the region ensuring that it is a catalyst for Queensland’s future economic and community development,” Michael said.
“Stanwell will work together with the other Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub participants over the next six months to develop an implementation plan for the proposed concept.
“At the heart of the Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub is a pipeline of trial hydrogen projects to be delivered over the next decade aimed at enabling the domestic and international adoption of hydrogen for residential, industrial and transport markets, helping facilitate decarbonisation.
“The Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub will also support the community by having a strong emphasis on skills development, community education and reputable research. This will be achieved through collaboration with schools, universities and industry bodies.”
Michael said Stanwell was proud to be the lead applicant on the Central Queensland Hydrogen Hub concept submission.
“We’re committed to working with other industry participants to create the environment for the Central Queensland region to be a benchmark for renewable hydrogen industry development,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to working together with the other organisations and the local community to ensure a collaborative and coordinated approach to the planning and development of Central Queensland’s renewable hydrogen industry.
“This will ensure Central Queensland’s hydrogen industry is established in a way that is sustainable and supports the region to prosper into the future.”