Three State Governments lay foundation for a transport sector powered by hydrogen

The FCAI, Australia’s peak body for the automotive industry, has welcomed $20 million in funding to build Australia’s first renewable hydrogen refuelling station network.

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FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said the project, which is jointly funded by the Victorian, NSW and Queensland Governments, was an important step in preparing Australia’s eastern transport networks for a zero-emissions future.

“While this announcement is initially aimed at the trucking industry, it is a historic first step in preparing the broader transport sector for large-scale renewable hydrogen use. It is great to see three State governments behind this program.”

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Renewable hydrogen is energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar which is then stored as hydrogen gas. There is strong potential for this fuel source to eventually be cost-competitive with diesel, which according to VFACTS data released by the FCAI, currently powers around one-third of Australia’s new vehicles.

“To prepare Australia for a zero-emissions transport future, more infrastructure investment such as this hydrogen project and leadership from Governments at all levels will be needed,” Mr Weber added.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.