Coregas receives NSW Government assistance.

Hydrogen producer, Coregas has received $500,000 through the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund for a project that will see the roll out of the first heavy vehicles powered by hydrogen in Australia.

This is the first strategic step in the development of a green energy hydrogen hub in Port Kembla. The NSW Government has committed $70 million to the development of hydrogen hubs in NSW, with another hub planned for the Hunter. Both regions are primed to be the epicentres of the emerging hydrogen sector with their access to existing energy infrastructure, sustainable water sources, ports and logistics capabilities and a future supply of cheap, reliable renewable energy.

With the $500,000 NSW Government funding, Coregas will develop a hydrogen refuelling station at its existing Port Kembla hydrogen production facility, supporting the introduction of zero emission hydrogen fuel cell trucks to the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region for the first time.

The facility will enable the deployment of Australia’s first prime mover fleet of hydrogen powered vehicles to initiate a transformation of the region’s transport environmental footprint.

The Port Kembla hydrogen mobility facility will demonstrate the suitability of fuel cell vehicles to Australian fleets as a commercially ready solution and showcase the technology’s potential to improve energy security, create jobs and investment, and decarbonise the transport sector.

Read more about hydrogen hubs in NSW.

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