Queensland has successfully achieved their first ever delivery of green hydrogen to Japan, a significant milestone for the state’s hydrogen industry.
The hydrogen was produced at QUT’s solar cell facility, located at the Queensland Government’s Redlands Research Facility, and then exported by JXTG, Japan’s largest petroleum conglomerate.
“This demonstration of renewable hydrogen being successfully exported overseas is an exciting first step in producing and exporting hydrogen at a commercial scale in the future,” Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, told Parliament.
“I applaud the project partners on making this a reality.”
The Premier also announced $250,000 in funding for the establishment of a renewable hydrogen pilot plant at the Redlands Research Facility.
“This will ensure the knowledge within the hydrogen industry in Queensland continues to grow at pace with the international market,” she said.
The announcement marks another major milestone in Queensland’s progress towards a commercially viable hydrogen industry with the state Government’s Hydrogen Strategy to be announced later this year.
“Queensland has a strong future in hydrogen production and export, and we are putting steps in place to make that happen.”