Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    German hydrogen agreement welcomed

    11/09/2020 9:45 AM
    • Joint Declaration of Intent between Australia and Germany to set the scene for increased collaboration in the production, storage, transport and use of renewable hydrogen
    • Feasibility study to complement hydrogen supply chain work already underway in Western Australia  

    The McGowan Government has welcomed a Joint Declaration of Intent between the Australian and German governments to deliver a Hydrogen Supply Chain Feasibility Study with a focus on renewable hydrogen.


    The study will investigate the Australian-German supply chain and opportunities for renewable hydrogen exports.


    Last month, the McGowan Government announced a $22 million funding boost for the Western Australian renewable hydrogen industry and brought forward the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy targets by a decade.


    As part of the State Government's $22 million investment, $1 million has been allocated towards development of a detailed supply chain model to review potential bottlenecks and factors affecting the export industry.


    The Australian-German feasibility study will complement the work now underway in WA to drive a hydrogen export industry.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "Sustainable offtake will be critical to developing a renewable hydrogen export industry in WA.


    "Germany currently imports up to 70 per cent of its energy, and is eyeing renewable hydrogen for its future energy needs.


    "Our Government has already undertaken significant work over the past two years with the German Government and industry to lay the foundations for our fledgling hydrogen industry.


    "We welcome the Federal Government's Declaration of Intent with Germany, which will help drive forward our local hydrogen industry and support global efforts to reduce carbon emissions."


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