The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aligned with the latest call to action from Mission Innovation.

Mission Innovation, a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission, is working to accelerate global clean energy innovation through research, development and demonstration, with the objective to make clean energy affordable.

Launched in May 2018, Mission Innovation’s eighth Innovation Challenge aims to “accelerate the development of a global hydrogen market by identifying and overcoming key technology barriers to the production, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen at gigawatt scale”.

The new collaboration will enhance research and industry partnerships between Canada and Australia on clean energy, providing opportunities for economic growth.

The partners will share practices and develop joint clean energy research and demonstration projects, including hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.

“CSIRO is conducting hydrogen research along the entire value chain, and we look forward to collaborating with UBC to help facilitate demonstrations that will clear the path to market for new technologies,” said Dr Tim Finnigan, CSIRO Energy Director.

“UBC has long been a leader in hydrogen fuel cell-related research and development in Canada, and we are eager to draw on our vast expertise in hydrogen production, storage, distribution and use to help pave the way to cleaner future,” said Dean James Olson, UBC Faculty of Applied Science.

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