26 September 2023

Refuelling station has formula for hydrogen

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Australia’s first public hydrogen refuelling station has opened in Canberra in a major milestone towards the roll-out of zero emissions vehicles.

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury said the station, in Fyshwick, would help to form a pathway to zero emissions transport in Canberra.

“The ACT continues to lead the EV revolution in Australia,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“This station will allow fuel cell electric vehicles on our roads alongside battery electric vehicles, forming a strong pathway to zero emissions transport in Canberra,” he said.

“The ACT Government will also use this station to service Australia’s first Government fleet of hydrogen vehicles, 20 Hyundai NEXOs, as we continue to transition 100 per cent of our passenger fleet to zero emissions vehicles.”

Mr Rattenbury said Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles had short refuelling times, could be powered by hydrogen made from renewable-energy and purified the air as they drove.

“Which will help remove harmful particulates produced by petrol and diesel vehicles,” he said.

“The green hydrogen available at the station will be produced using the ACT’s 100 per cent renewable electricity supply.”

Mr Rattenbury said the station was the result of a partnership between the Territory, ActewAGL, Neoen, Hyundai and SG Fleet.

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