QLD launches specialist hydrogen team

The Hydrogen Taskforce will be led by Professor Peta Ashworth OAM, the current University of Queensland Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures.

Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the taskforce would help the state lead Australia’s effort to be a world leader in renewable hydrogen.

“The Hydrogen Taskforce brings together industry, academic and public sector leaders with expertise in science, energy, international investment attraction and economic development, infrastructure planning, regulations, skills development and logistics, and Queensland is lucky to have Professor Peta Ashworth at the helm,” he said.

“The Hydrogen Taskforce’s primary job will be to work with industry across the supply chain to help accelerate the growth of the hydrogen sector in Queensland.”

Professor Ashworth said the taskforce would “prepare a plan that provides a clear line of sight to a sustainable hydrogen supply chain, including export, to be up and running by 2030”.

“We will also identify short and medium-term actions within the regulatory and planning landscape to facilitate the safe and sustainable development of Queensland’s next major energy commodity.”

Other members of the taskforce include Queensland University of Technology Professor Ian Mackinnon and Sunwater Director Vanessa Sullivan.

For more information visit the Queensland Government website.

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