Australia to have first hydrogen station by 2020


Australia is set to have its first hydrogen (H2) refuelling station as plans have been revealed which will see garbage trucks in Moreland run on 100% renewable and sustainable H2 – and it will be fully operational by early 2020.

Moreland City Council has teamed up with experts at H2U to develop the first commercial-scale H2 refuelling station in Australia and the state government will contribute $1m to see the project come to life. The station will produce H2 from 100% renewable energy using an on-site solar plant and grid-sourced wind power.

The project, which was first unveiled at the 2017 Australasian Fleet Managers Conference and Exhibition back in May, will provide a test-bed to a pilot fleet of waste vehicles powered by 100% renewable H2. International vehicle manufacturer CNH Industrial is set to develop the H2 fuel cell trucks.

The initiative is expected to create up to 15 ongoing full-time jobs and has the potential to generate more than 100 indirect jobs.

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