As the world enters the 4th Industrial Revolution, hydrogen’s role as a cost-effective and safe zero emission fuel and energy source is at the forefront of transformative planning. Industry and government leaders are aware of the need for energy transition and hydrogen’s unique properties make it one of the most sustainable options to underpin the shift to the new energy paradigm. Hydrogen’s capacity to scale from macro-issues such as long-distance mass haulage to micro issues like community power generation gives it a role in all areas of social and industrial development.
Australia has many unique qualities that make it an ideal candidate to become a ‘Hydrogen Society’, following the lead of bodies such as China, Japan, Korea, and the EU nations who recognise its value as a clean, sustainable source of energy. Our remote communities, distributed energy networks, and necessity for long distance transport and haulage, mean we are a country that can benefit the most from the large-scale adoption of hydrogen as a fuel and energy backbone.
As policy makers and industry are working to move Australia forward into a convergent future, the Hydrogen Society of Australia will help shape their vision by encouraging collaboration between business, government and academia, as well as fostering connections between major industry players, SMEs and innovation start-ups. It is no longer a question of whether Australia will transition to a sustainable energy society, rather it is about defining the most economically and socially beneficial path to reach that goal – and the Hydrogen Society of Australia will play a key role to help draw that map.
In collaboration with Innovate Australia, Hydrogen Society of Australia ran three free public events: two Hydrogen Forums and Hydrogen Heavy Haulage Summit. Hydrogen Society of Australia (HSA) also collaborates with The Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE) and Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA).
Co-Founder and CEO at Innovate Australia
VP Innovation Capability at Woodside Energy
Regional Manager WA at Siemens
Professor of Physics in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University
Hydrogen Society of Australia
Level 24, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
1800 HYDROGEN (1800 493 764)