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Hydrogen for Transport

Prospective Australian Use Cases

Abstract

The Australian transport sector is under increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, whilst also managing a fuel supply chain that relies heavily on foreign import partners.

Transport in Australia equates to a significant proportion (approximately 18%) of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Due to ongoing population growth, these emissions have been steadily rising with the increase of cars on our roads and freight trucks in transit. Coupled with this, the transport fuel supply chain is highly reliant on overseas partners – Australia currently imports 90% of its liquid fuel. These two challenges present an interesting dichotomy for the industry, incentivising research and development into new technologies that can address one, or both, of these issues.

Hydrogen is one technology that has the potential to provide a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as well as a more reliable, domestic fuel supply. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are an emerging zero-emission alternative for the transport sector, which offer a variety of benefits.

Available from the Energy Ministers Website link here

Related subjects: Applications & Pathways
Countries: Australia
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