RDA Northern Rivers is currently preparing an expression of interest (EOI) for the National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) Regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters seed funding program.
From the NERA website: “NERA’s Hydrogen Seed Funding Program supports the formation of a network of hydrogen technology clusters around Australia. These clusters can accelerate and optimise the development of hydrogen technology and expertise. Once established, this network of hydrogen clusters will play a central role in connecting to establish the national cluster — which is proposed to operate as a virtual network. The national cluster aims to establish a global identity and a recognised brand for Australian hydrogen technology and expertise, accelerate hydrogen supply chain development, and reduce overlaps and identify gaps in the development, deployment, and commercialisation of new technologies.”
NERA estimates an Australian hydrogen industry could increase GDP by up to $11 billion and create 7,600 jobs by 2050.
RDA Northern Rivers believes our region is well placed for a green hydrogen industry and is seeking input from small to medium enterprises in the Northern Rivers working in the area of hydrogen technology to potentially be part of a Northern Rivers hydrogen consortium.
If you are interested in contributing to the project and potentially joining a consortium please contact RDA Northern Rivers at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Regional Hydrogen Technology Cluster seed funding program can be found on the NERA website.