$90M for joint hydrogen supply chain between Australia and Germany


Germany – Australia and Germany have each put aside A$50 million ($35.5 million) and 50 million euros ($54.4 million) for a collaborative effort to establish a green hydrogen supply chain.

As part of the bilateral alliance on hydrogen production and trade that the two countries agreed to in June 2021, the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator (HyGATE) initiative will support four projects.

The partnership helps Australia develop its infrastructure for exporting renewable energy while enabling Germany to employ cleaner sources of energy to fulfill its growing energy needs.

Generating green hydrogen

Two Australian cleantech firms, Vast Solar and Solar Methanol Consortium, obtained grants worth A$19.48 million and A$13.2 million, respectively, to construct a 10 MW electrolyser in Port Augusta, South Australia, that will generate green hydrogen for the manufacturing of solar methanol.

Another grantee, the producer of electrolysers Hysata, was given A$8.98 million to work with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology in Germany to develop a unique “capillary-fed” electrolyser that will produce inexpensive hydrogen at Port Kembla, New South Wales.

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