In February 2021, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) was launched through the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund to drive hydrogen advancement.
Led by Swinburne University of Technology, working in partnership with CSIRO and Germany’s ARENA 2036, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub will bring together researchers, industry partners and business. Testing, trialling and demonstrating new and emerging hydrogen technologies, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub will support sustainable manufacturing practices and the ability to store clean energy from renewable sources, striving to create a sustainable future for all.
Hydrogen is emerging as a clean fuel and important feedstock (raw material for industrial processes) for the future, that could make significant contributions to decarbonisation of fossil fuel intensive industries. Australia has resources and skills to:
- build an economically sustainable domestic hydrogen industry, as well as;
- create an export industry for hydrogen.
The partnership between Swinburne and CSIRO will build on existing knowledge and joint strengths in digitalisation and Industry 4.0. Through the Victorian Hydrogen Hub we will lead the way, furthering research and development of the hydrogen sector, working closely with industry to enhance understanding of what hydrogen can deliver.