Southern Green Gas welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Legislative Council’s Inquiry into the Development of a Hydrogen Industry in New South Wales. A copy of our submission can be found below.
To support the development of the NSW hydrogen industry, we strongly recommend governments, both current and future, pursue the following actions:
Importantly, NSW has a significant opportunity to participate in the accelerating global hydrogen sector, however the state’s current hydrogen production and storage presence is minimal and would require sizeable public and private investment to build the infrastructure required for an export scale industry.
To capitalise upon the hydrogen opportunity while minimising investment, NSW should be exploring hydrogen derivatives, like renewable methane, which already have pre-existing supply chains in place and can be exported worldwide today without the need to develop new value chains, such as those required for liquid hydrogen.
Our submission urges parliamentarians to develop a dedicated plan to act upon the renewable methane opportunity as a complement and enabler of the hydrogen economy.
We look forward to continuing to work with the NSW Government on the development of this important sector for the state.