How is Australia Boosting Hydrogen Research Through New Refuelling Station?
A new green hydrogen station has been launched by CSIRO and Victorian Hydrogen Hub. How is this aiming to amplify hydrogen research efforts?
The $2.5 million facility has been purpose-built to carry out hydrogen research, test hydrogen technology and train the next generation on the use of hydrogen stations.
This has been unveiled by Australia’s national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and Swinburne University of Technology’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2), is located at CSIRO’s Clayton site in Victoria.
It has been reported that the refuelling station could produce as much as 20 kilograms of green hydrogen daily through renewable power and electrolysis.
As for its storage capabilities, it has a capacity of 80 kilograms. This is enough fuel for more than 10 hydrogen cars.
The aim of the project is to support both national and world decarbonisation via leading research and the development of an Australian hydrogen fuel industry that is commercially viable, including domestic and export chains.
At present, there are 12 hydrogen stations either in operation or being built in Australia, with the Toyota Mirai and the Hyundai Nexo being the only hydrogen passenger car models available for purchase in the country.