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South Australia welcomes the release of multiple significant national reports into hydrogen industry development

August 2017

South Australian Green Hydrogen Study

South Australia’s Green Hydrogen Study assessed South Australia’s readiness to produce, use and export green hydrogen. It showed there is significant potential for a green hydrogen sector in South Australia with opportunities for local companies to contribute to the sector’s supply chain.

September 2017

A Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia

With input from local, national and global partners, the South Australian roadmap identified local advantages in fast-tracking a green hydrogen economy, and the key elements to create a green hydrogen sector in South Australia.

August 2018

CSIRO National Hydrogen Roadmap

The primary objective of the National Hydrogen Roadmap was to provide a blueprint for the development of a hydrogen industry in Australia. With several activities already underway, it was designed to help inform the next series of investment amongst various stakeholder groups so that the industry can continue to scale in a coordinated manner.

Hydrogen for Australia’s Future

The Hydrogen Strategy Group led by Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, released its briefing paper to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council Ministers on Hydrogen for Australia’s Future. The briefing paper discussed the scope of Australia’s hydrogen potential and framed the discussion for a national strategy.

Opportunities for Australia from Hydrogen Exports

Prepared for ARENA by ACIL Allen Consulting, this report identified opportunities for Australia to export hydrogen to help meet the potential future global demand. Four countries – Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore – were identified as prospective markets for Australian hydrogen by 2025.

In Development

National Hydrogen Strategy (TBC)

On 10 August 2018 Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, briefed Council about the potential role of hydrogen in the domestic economy and export markets for Australia. Council noted the investment and job opportunities that hydrogen offers in regions across the country. Council agreed the Chief Scientist, in close consultation with officials, will bring back a proposal for the development of a national hydrogen strategy to the December 2018 meeting.

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