Hyundai Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jemena and Coregas, for the production and delivery of green hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021.
“The MOU also signals the wider community benefits of our Western Sydney Green Gas project and demonstrates the value of renewable gas to Australia’s transport industry.”
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, which runs the motor. With a range of approximately 650km, hydrogen-powered FCEVs can travel much further than pure Electric Vehicles. As part of the deal, Coregas will provide the compressor, pipework, and connectors for filling and discharging hydrogen. Know more about What is Green Driving and How Does it Affect Fleet Management?
Brief Overview of the Australian & Global Hydrogen Vehicle Industry:
In addition to supporting the hydrogen vehicle industry, the project will also produce hydrogen from solar and wind power and test how hydrogen gas can be stored and used across Jemena’s New South Wales gas network. The Hydrogen Council estimated that in 2018 there were over 330 hydrogen refueling stations around the world, half of which were in Japan and the US.
The council is looking to increase that to over 3,000 refueling stations globally by 2025, enough to provide hydrogen for about two million FCEVs. In Australia, there is one permanent refueling station, at Hyundai’s Macquarie Park showroom in Sydney. The global hydrogen vehicle industry was valued at around $650 million in 2018 and is projected to be about 60 times higher by 2026. Know more about 5 useful tips you need to know before using bio-diesel for your fleet.
Jemena’s Managing Director - Mr. Tudor's Vision:
Jemena’s customer research found that 69 percent of respondents would be happy to consider traveling on private and public hydrogen-powered transport and that 66 percent thought there should be as much focus on hydrogen vehicles as there is on electric/hybrid vehicles.
“Our agreement with Hyundai and Coregas releases some of that pressure and is an opportunity to demonstrate that renewably-generated hydrogen gas can be made directly available to the vehicle and transport sectors. Mr. Tudor (Jemena’s Managing Director) said.
Mr. Tudor said hydrogen gas for transport will be generated as part of Jemena’s $15 million Western Sydney Green Gas project (which is being co-funded on a 50 percent basis by ARENA).
“We are demonstrating that electrolyzers not only produce safe and green hydrogen gas to blend with natural gas for home appliances but that they also enable hydrogen to be made available for zero-emission transportation,” Mr. Tudor said. Read more about how fleet management affects the oil, gas, and mining industry.
Coregas General Manager Set for Clean Energy and Green Transportation in Australia
Mr. Watkins said. Coregas GM said: “Australia’s lack of hydrogen refilling stations and associated infrastructure is consistently cited as a barrier to the growth of a strong domestic zero-emission vehicle industry. Australia currently has just one hydrogen refueling station,” Further, he described the partnership with Hyundai and Jemena as a significant step forward for Australia’s hydrogen vehicle industry.
“Our partnership with Hyundai and Jemena is the first step towards demonstrating that Australia has the opportunity to be a world leader in the hydrogen-powered vehicle industry.
“This is the first of many small steps needed to accelerate the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for transportation in Australia. Coregas looks forward to contributing to the future of clean energy and green transportation in Australia.” Read more about the 5 effective ways of saving fuel
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