Renewable Hydrogen Future
Hydrogen: Linking renewable and end-users
“Hydrogen’s time has come," says Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, Chair of the Hydrogen Strategy Group.
Australia has all the necessary renewable resources to make hydrogen at scale: wind and sun, and is well positioned to export renewable energy to countries such as Japan and South Korea.
There is enormous world-wide interest in the potential of hydrogen as a competitive, low carbon energy alternative.
It can be applied for residential, commercial, industrial and transport sectors to complement and support intermittent renewable electricity generation. Hydrogen could provide economic benefits through export revenue and new industries and jobs (in Australia @3,000 by 2030*), support the transition to low emissions energy, across electricity, heating, transport and industry, improving the resilience of energy systems and increasing consumer choice.