The Tasmanian Government has released a Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan Status Report, outlining how the state is tracking in implementing the 25 Actions under its Plan to develop a hydrogen industry.
According to the Government, Tasmania is well placed to become Australia’s renewable hydrogen epicentre, with the potential to inject billions into the economy and create thousands of Tasmanian jobs, many in regional areas.
Recently, the State Government announced its $2.6 million investment for the feasibility of three large-scale renewable hydrogen projects in Tasmania, as part of its $50 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program – a backbone of the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan.
But the Funding Program is part of a much bigger picture, the State Government said it has been working hard behind the scenes to secure Tasmania’s renewable hydrogen future.
The Status Report outlines:
- The delivery of the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program
- A series of investigations underway to examine the opportunities for domestic hydrogen use in Tasmania
- Work to develop the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone, and other suitable sites, as potential hydrogen hubs
- Leading the development of a hydrogen community education and engagement strategy nationally
- Ongoing trade and investment work undertaken by the Office of the Coordinator-General
- Progressing work to prepare Tasmanian workers to have the necessary skills to support a future hydrogen industry
The Status Report will be updated periodically to keep the Tasmanian community informed about the important work being done to secure Tasmania’s renewable energy future.
Tasmania’s renewable energy sector will play a vital role as the state continues to recover and rebuild from COVID-19 and move towards the 200 per cent by 2040 Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target.
The State Government said it is well on the way to achieving its vision for Tasmania to be a world-leader in large-scale renewable hydrogen production for domestic use and export.
To read the Status Report, click here.