NERA – National Energy Resources Australia
Australia can become a global hydrogen leader, creating world-class centres of excellence in hydrogen technology and research with a new industry-led hydrogen cluster to be delivered by NERA .
NERA has formed a network of hydrogen technology clusters across Australia, facilitating connections and knowledge sharing between the cluster network to lead the formation and early development of an overarching Australian Hydrogen Technology Cluster — Hydrogen Technology Cluster Australia (H2TCA) — that will expedite rapid development of the hydrogen supply chain and drive market activation, establishing a global identity and recognised brand for Australian hydrogen technology and expertise.
“These regional clusters, all of which have the support of their state and territory governments, have been established around key, existing hydrogen projects and technology supply chains in strategic locations that have a demonstrated capacity to support them. This will ensure long-term local cohesion and sustainable capability across the emerging hydrogen value chain.”
Miranda Taylor, NERA CEO
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning aims to create a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments. The Emerging Energy Technologies team, within DELWP’s Energy group, is responsible for implementing the Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Plan to lead and support the development of a renewable hydrogen sector in Victoria.
Clayton Hydrogen Technology Cluster
The Clayton Hydrogen Technology Cluster (Clayton H2) brings scientists, industry partners and businesses together to test, trial and demonstrate new and emerging hydrogen technologies. These will support sustainable manufacturing practices, as well as support the ability to store clean energy from renewable sources. Clayton H2 will build an industry network and new projects that leverage government funding for the future of the hydrogen initiatives. One of these initiatives will be to build an ecosystem focussed on hydrogen technologies such as the integration of hydrogen technologies with wastewater treatment plants, and adoption of hydrogen technologies for mobility including hydrogen refuelling stations and hydrogen-powered heavyduty vehicles.
Clayton H2 has also partnered with Germany’s ARENA2036, a research facility that brings industry on campus at the University of Stuttgart, to engage the global hydrogen economy. The international partnership connects the largest industry players in the hydrogen sector in Australia and Europe, as well as some of the largest users of hydrogen expected to drive future demand. Its partnership with the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2), CSIRO and the Hydrogen Industry Mission connects Clayton H2 into the wider Australian hydrogen ecosystem.