Hume Hydrogen Highway Initiative

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What is the Hume Hydrogen Highway Initiative?

The Hume Hydrogen Highway Initiative is a grant opportunity which aims to support the design and development of a renewable hydrogen refuelling network along the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney.

 

Background

The $20 million Hume Hydrogen Highway is jointly funded by the New South Wales (NSW) and Victorian Governments to support the development of a hydrogen refuelling network along the Hume Highway, connecting Australia’s largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. The refuelling network will include at least 4 renewable hydrogen refuelling stations and a fleet of at least 25 hydrogen-powered trucks to use the network for linehaul transportation. 

 

Objectives

The Hume Hydrogen Highway Initiative aims to:

  • reduce carbon emissions through the displacement of diesel fuel in the hard-to-abate heavy transport sector
  • improve air quality and reduce vehicle noise on our roads
  • grow and diversify the economy by creating new jobs
  • catalyse further public and private investment in hydrogen refuelling infrastructure to help establish an east coast refuelling network.

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Funding

Up to $20 million is available in grant funding under the Hume Hydrogen Highway initiative.

 

Eligible Projects

To be eligible to proceed to the merit assessment stage, your project must:

  • include a network of four or more refuelling stations on or in close proximity to the Hume Highway 
  • propose a fleet of at least 25 hydrogen-powered trucks 
  • use renewable hydrogen, and
  • be unable to proceed in the near term without the support of our initiative. For example, the project requires grant funding to help address the cost gap to incumbent technologies.

 

Eligible Applicant

To be eligible, applicants will need to:

  • be an incorporated Australian entity
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • operate in either Victoria or New South Wales
  • not be subject to any insolvency event
  • be the legal owner, or have all the necessary rights to use, any intellectual property needed to carry out the project
  • agree to publicly share knowledge related to the projects in line with grant directives
  • not be subject to any legal proceedings or investigations to the extent that they could affect or conflict the reputation of the government, funding obligations or ability to complete the project
  • hold relevant insurance and comply with all legislation
  • not be named on the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade sanctions list.

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Timing

Applications close 28 October 2022. 

 

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