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Narrator: Tackling climate change means we have to work hard to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
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We’ve made huge strides in the use of renewables to produce electricity but some sectors are harder to decarbonise.
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This is where hydrogen comes in.
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Hydrogen can be used in a variety of industrial and domestic applications. Importantly, whenever it’s used it produces no greenhouse gas emissions.
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Australia is perfectly positioned to establish hydrogen export supply chains which presents real opportunities.
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It’s estimated that a clean Australian hydrogen industry could create 8,000 new jobs, generate $11 billion in GDP a year, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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So, with a strong global market pool, technological readiness, and an appetite for the potential of hydrogen, we’re at a critical stage.
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Challenges remain, however.
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Hydrogen is still expensive to produce, relative to current fuels, and using it requires new technology and infrastructure.
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CSIRO’s Hydrogen Industry Mission has been created to help focus research and development on solving these challenges to accelerate the development of Australia’s domestic and export hydrogen industries.
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With our partners we’re supporting hydrogen knowledge sharing, informing best practice through feasibility studies, demonstrating hydrogen technologies and infrastructure, and delivering practical research, which helps de-risk hydrogen industry investments.
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The Mission’s success depends on strong collaboration across industry, research, and government.
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For more information on how we’re looking to collaborate, visit our website.