Only 8 weeks left to apply for $20 million in Hume Hydrogen Highway funding

Don’t miss out on this landmark opportunity to be part of Australia’s first hydrogen refuelling corridor, connecting our biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne.

Hydrogen trucks

Time is running out to apply for a share of the $20 million in grant funding available to support the design and delivery of renewable hydrogen trucking along Australia’s busiest freight corridor.

The NSW and Victorian Governments have each invested $10 million in grant funding for the Hume Hydrogen Highway, a joint grant initiative to support the development of at least four refuelling stations along the highway and approximately 25 hydrogen-powered trucks.

With renewable hydrogen showing strong potential to be cost competitive with diesel for trucks, Australia is looking to diversify fuel sources for the transport sector which is currently one of Australia’s largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

NSW Treasurer and Minister for Energy Matt Kean said the Hume Hydrogen Highway is the first initiative of a statewide hydrogen refuelling network.

“What we’re looking for is strong industry collaboration between refuelling station operators, fleet operators, truck manufacturers, major freight customers, and other entities which will be vital to the success of the initiative,” Mr Kean said.

The Victorian, NSW and Queensland Governments will collaborate on the development of the renewable hydrogen highway by 2026, focusing on the Hume Highway, the Pacific Highway and the Newell Highway.

Grant applications close 2.00 pm AEDT on 28 October 2022. The successful applicant must enter into a joint funding agreement with both Governments.

Before you apply, read the application guidelines and frequently asked questions.


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