Australia’s hydrogen success is tied to energy market policies

According to South Australia’s Hydrogen Power Plant study, the global demand for hydrogen is projected to reach...

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    Australia’s hydrogen success is tied to energy market policies

    According to South Australia’s Hydrogen Power Plant study, the global demand for hydrogen is projected to reach 650 megatons in 2050, with a potential export market of $300b per year. In this market, Australia is well placed for renewable hydrogen production with a considerable penetration of variable renewable energy (VRE)….

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