The federal government has declared the Hunter as one of seven national hydrogen hubs that will supercharge the development of a multi-billion dollar export industry.
The announcement will also further boost efforts to establish new low carbon manufacturing industries in the region over coming decades.
The government said the Hunter was chosen due to the high level of existing interest from industry stakeholders, the region’s skills and research capabilities, infrastructure and resources.
The other hubs will be located at Bell Bay (Tasmania), Darwin (Northern Territory), Eyre Peninsula (South Australia), Gladstone (Queensland), La Trobe Valley (Victoria), and Pilbara (Western Australia).
“The development of clean hydrogen industrial hubs…