Launched in partnership with industry, governments, and research institutions across Australia in early 2021, NERA established the Hydrogen Technology Cluster Australia (H2TCA) network to enable vital collaboration and nationwide alignment of actions, reducing duplication and targeting gaps in the development, deployment, and commercialisation of new hydrogen-focussed technologies.
Scale will be the biggest driver of cost reduction needed to achieve the $2 per kilogram target outlined in the First Low Emissions Technology Statement, and NERA’s H2TCA network is building momentum to help Australia get there.
Through driving the growth of the H2TCA network, major knowledge-sharing initiatives and critical standards development, NERA and the H2TCA network are working to establish Australia as the leading source of hydrogen-related knowledge, technology, and expertise in the Asia Pacific region, exporting more than just the hydrogen molecule.
NERA's H2TCA network is accelerating the hydrogen supply chain development by enabling vital connection, collaboration, and alignment of action across Australia. The H2TCA network reduces duplication and identifies gaps in the development, deployment, and commercialisation of new hydrogen-focused technologies and builds the skills, capability and commercialisation opportunities in the emerging hydrogen industry.
HyCapability is Australia’s first hydrogen capability finder — a free, online, searchable platform that connects Australian hydrogen businesses with a domestic and global market. The platform maps regional hydrogen ecosystems and supply chain capacity, making it easier to identify businesses along the value chain that have innovative technology, service and equipment offerings for the hydrogen industry.
NERA, CSIRO and Future Fuels CRC collaborated to develop a knowledge sharing resource supporting Australia’s hydrogen industry development. HyResource is the new single source of information on crucial hydrogen-related organisations, policies and projects for Australia and New Zealand.
NERA has supported the establishment of the ME-93 Hydrogen Technologies Committee, which will align Australia's emerging hydrogen industry with international standards to maximise safety, environmental and social benefits. ME-93 has successfully adopted nine ISO standards to assist Australia’s energy transition and ensure its position as a global force in the emerging hydrogen economy.
The Australia Hydrogen Opportunities Tool (AusH2) provides free access to geoscience data and tools for mapping and understanding the potential for hydrogen production in Australia. The tool was produced by Geoscience Australia for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council's Hydrogen Working Group.
Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) - Hydrogen Market Study
Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) – Summary of Australian and State and Territory Government Policies