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[Impact Webinar]:

Unveiling Successful Stories of Australia’s Star H2 Projects

[Impact Webinar]: Unveiling Successful Stories of Australia’s Star H2 Projects

Date & Time: 15:00 - 17:05 Melbourne Time, March 16

Format: Digital Conference

"Australia is still well placed to have a hydrogen industry, our Hydrogen Strategy contained the initial steps to becoming a global player"

- Catherine Zerger, Acting Branch Head of Hydrogen, DCCEEW

Australia is poised to be a leading player in the global low-carbon hydrogen market, accounting for almost 30% of the upcoming capacity. In this context, many are curious about the key factors that have contributed to the success of green hydrogen projects in Australia and the tools necessary for achieving cost competitiveness, a secure supply chain, commercial viability, and other critical factors.

Featuring thought leaders involved in Australia's most prominent green hydrogen projects, we hosted a webinar on March 16 and delved deeply into their successful projects, examining everything from planning to operation and application, based on real cases.

Our Top 6 Key Takeaways:

1. Australia will review its National Hydrogen Strategy:

Australia has a world-leading pipeline of over 100 projects across the country, representing 40% of all global renewable hydrogen projects. Pipeline spans hydrogen production, transport trials, storage projects, ammonia production and export feasibility studies. Australia will review its national hydrogen strategy, partly in response to the US' Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and efforts by other countries to build up a hydrogen economy.

2. Key factors that contribute to the success of large-scale hydrogen projects:

Firstly, the locations of the giga-scale projects along the coastal deserts with optimal diurnal profile of strong wind and solar resources enable development to be in the lowest decile on the cost curve. Secondly, the internal capabilities of the developers include innovative models and designs, our multi-disciplinary team, as well as unique partnerships with investors, project operators, government and First Nations peoples.

3. Victoria is leading in renewable hydrogen transport with inter-state partnerships:

Transport accounts for 25% of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions, Victoria is already leading in renewable hydrogen transport with at least seven hydrogen refueling stations built or in the pipeline. The state is partnering with the industry and NSW to deliver Australian first hydrogen refueling network on Australia busiest freight corridor between Melbourne and Sydney, including 4 refueling stations between cities.

4. Gas blending provides a larger market for renewable hydrogen in Australia:

The critical factor for success as far as AGIG’s concerns is the access for the market being gas blending as it doesn’t require negotiations with export customers and it doesn’t have the challenges of a gigawatts type scale project which enables it to start small-build and brow in increments. The other key factor is the gas operators’ ability to socialize and normalise hydrogen in the communities where we start blending hydrogen and solid support from governments, Technical and safety regulators.

5. Towsville is to become a major H2 export hub because of the cost advantages:

Townsville, Northern Australia is predicted to be the largest green hydrogen export hub on the eastern seaboard of Australia with the lowest cost of hydrogen given it geographic location and abundant renewable and water resources. Funded by Australian and German Governments under the HyGATE programme, Edify, and its technology partner, Siemens Energy is in the advanced stages of developing and delivering a GW scale green hydrogen production facility in the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct, Northern Australia.

6. The project YURI serves as a building block of Pibara Green Hydrogen Hub:

The roadmap of YURI Phase 0-I-II-III aims to decarbonise Yara’s ammonia production plant and to establish a new industry value chain, harvesting the rich renewable energy resources in Western Australia to make renewable hydrogen and ammonia as feedstock and as energy vector, to serve local and export markets. Yuri Phase 0 is the first step of YURI roadmap, it could be a building block of Pilbara Green Hydrogen Hub.

7. Top community concerns relating to the hydrogen industry:

  • Meaningful social investment that meets community needs, with sustained long-term benefits.

  • Staggered development of the different hydrogen projects to avoid a major boom and bust cycle.

  • To understand the employment and supply opportunities early so that people can get job ready.

Insights Brought to You by:

Catherine Zerger

Acting Branch Head – Hydrogen


PingYang Li

Senior Business Development Manager


Isaac Hinton

 Head of Australia

InterContinental Energy

Lotte Lindeloff 

Director, Power-to-X, Project Development

European Energy 


David Oglesby

Director Industry Engagement and Development



John Cole

 Founder and Chief Executive


Edify Energy

Vikram Singh

Head of Hydrogen Development


Mitchel McCrystal

Commercial Manager - Development (Hydrogen)



Holnam Sha

Senior Content Analyst

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