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We are working with collaborators from across industry, research and government to co-design this mission. This summary reflects the mission in development and will continue to evolve.

Opportunity

It is estimated that a clean hydrogen industry will create more than 8,000 jobs, generate $11 billion a year in GDP, and result in avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to a third of Australia’s current fossil fuel emissions by 2050. ​

The National Hydrogen Strategy was adopted by all federal, state and territory governments in 2019. It sets the vision for a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry that helps our nation transition to a sustainable and affordable low emissions future.

Impact

A low emissions future for Australia

The Hydrogen Industry Mission will contribute to a low emissions future for Australia. We aim to:

  • Promote major new domestic and export industries, creating urban and regional jobs and GPD growth
  • Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in industrial processes
  • Contribute to a diversified energy system with increased energy security and resilience.

Proposed focus

Hydrogen research, development and demonstration projects

The Hydrogen Industry Mission will focus on hydrogen research, development and demonstration projects such as:

  • Hydrogen Knowledge Centre. A national resource for industry, government and the research community which highlights Australia's hydrogen projects and provides modelling tools and educational resources.
  • Feasibility studies and strategy. Delivering trusted independent strategic and technical analysis and advice to de-risk projects in partnership with industry experts and project proponents.
  • Demonstration projects. Collaborative partnerships that validate hydrogen value chains and de-risk enabling technologies to inform investment and deployment decisions.
  • Enabling science and technology. Delivering science and technology solutions and socio-economic analysis to remove barriers to hydrogen industry scale-up.

Plan

Initial milestones

Year 1 - Establish a Hydrogen Knowledge Centre with industry, government and research community partners.

Year 3 - Showcase a hydrogen technology demonstration facility including a hydrogen refueller on a CSIRO site to demonstrate hydrogen production technologies.

Year 5 - Demonstration of a remote area power system by a CSIRO-led consortium to support regional energy transition. CSIRO hydrogen production technology deployed commercially.

Collaboration

Success depends on strong collaboration across industry, research and governments.

Year 1 - Establish a Hydrogen Knowledge Centre with industry, government and research community partners.

Year 3 - Showcase a hydrogen technology demonstration facility including a hydrogen refueller on a CSIRO site to demonstrate hydrogen production technologies.

Year 5 - Demonstration of a remote area power system by a CSIRO-led consortium to support regional energy transition. CSIRO hydrogen production technology deployed commercially.

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