Australian hydrogen industry leaders will travel to the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Tokyo, to launch the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy internationally.

Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said Queensland aimed to be the hydrogen exporter of choice to the Asia Pacific region.

“The World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, attended by more than 600 international delegates from 45 countries, provides our state with a global platform to show there’s no better place to develop a hydrogen industry than Queensland.

“Hydrogen means jobs. Our government’s attendance at the world’s largest hydrogen technologies convention sends a signal to the international community that we welcome hydrogen investment.

“Our world-leading renewable energy resources, existing gas pipeline infrastructure, first-class export facilities and highly-skilled workforce put us in a strong position to grow our industry in domestic and international markets.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to speak at the convention to outline the steps the Palaszczuk Government is taking to support this new sector through our $19 million Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy 2019-2024.”

Held at Tokyo International Forum, the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention brings together scientists, researchers, industry and government from around the globe to exchange insights and ideas on hydrogen energy technology.

Minister Dick said Queensland’s vision was to be at the forefront of renewable hydrogen production by 2030.

“Our five-year plan will help drive the development of an economically sustainable and competitive hydrogen industry in Queensland.

“This trip will be a chance to discuss future hydrogen opportunities for Queensland, and the funds committed in our strategy will ensure our state has the best possible platform to become a global hydrogen exporter of choice,” he said.

The Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy 2019-2024 can be found here.

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