Two new hydrogen clusters will be officially announced at the 2021 Australian Hydrogen Conference today.
Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) and Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) have been awarded $50,000 each by the Queensland government “to progress their cluster strategies.”
These will join the national network of 13 clusters announced in February and led by the NERA Growth Centre.
“Today’s announcement is a crucial step for Queensland in building the skills, capacities and commercialisation opportunities necessary to unlock Australia’s enormous potential to create a globally competitive hydrogen industry that, according to a 2019 Deloitte report, could create thousands of jobs and increase Australia’s GDP by up to $26 billion,” said NERA CEO Miranda Taylor in a statement.
“Backing clusters in Gladstone and Toowoomba will drive the development of Queensland’s hydrogen supply chain in a way that delivers jobs for regional Queenslanders in areas like components and materials manufacturing for this new technology,” added Queensland energy minister Mick de Brenni.
The conference runs today and tomorrow at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
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