Speaker: Renewable hydrogen offers enormous potential as a clean, safe, and reliable alternative to emission intensive fuels. Let's look at its potential use in sectors such as transport, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Renewable hydrogen could revolutionize our heavy transport sector, providing a zero emissions option for road, rail, air, and sea. And with transport accounting for 25% of Victoria's total carbon footprint, this switch could slash emissions and air pollution.

The hydrogen fuel cell converts stored hydrogen into electricity. This is a game changing technology that, when using zero emissions renewable hydrogen, offers a range of benefits. With real advantages over existing zero emissions alternatives, including faster refueling, increased payload, and greater range, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are a great option for Victoria's freight sector, buses, and other vehicles traveling long distances or carrying heavy loads.

Renewable hydrogen also presents a great opportunity for manufacturing. Hydrogen is already used for industrial processes such as producing ammonia to make fertilizer. With the infrastructure already in place for hydrogen, the switch to its renewable variety is achievable. Other manufacturers burn natural gas. With some equipment upgrades, renewable hydrogen could also provide a potential substitute for these processes.

Renewable hydrogen fuel cells can act as a replacement for diesel powered generators, machinery, and equipment like tractors and forklifts. Incredibly versatile, renewable hydrogen can also support the reliability of the electricity grid by storing excess energy that can be used to meet peak or seasonal demand. And it's a prime candidate to be a renewable energy export commodity to emerging hydrogen markets such as Japan, South Korea, and Germany.

As you can see, renewable hydrogen is poised to be a key part of our net zero emissions future. Discover more about the potential of renewable hydrogen.

Page last updated: 21/11/23