The Queensland Hydrogen Industry Cluster (H2Q) was launched on 23 March at Queensland Parliament House by State Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, the Hon Mick De Brenni MP and H2Q Chair, Aurelia Noran.
Hosted by RDA Brisbane on behalf of the cluster, the sold-out event was attended by 170 guests from industry, government and research organisations. Leigh Kennedy, the National Hydrogen Industry Cluster Manager for NERA (National Energy Resources Australia), provided an overview of the national cluster network and strategy, and outlined how H2Q - seed-funded by the Australian Government - will provide a critical link for Queensland into national and international activities and opportunities. Susan Mercer was announced as the newly appointed CEO, and her role will include connecting the emerging hydrogen nodes across Queensland, mapping the entire ecosystem and facilitating industry growth in both domestic and export supply of hydrogen and hydrogen solutions with demand.
RDA Brisbane now looks forward to the Queensland Government partnering and supporting this cluster, in line with the support provided by other State Governments who have contributed matching funding to their hydrogen clusters.
More information can be found at h2q.org.au or download our Hydrogen Industry Fact Sheet. You can also sign up to our ever growing LinkedIn community of more than 650 companies, organisations and individuals here.
Pictured above right: RDA Brisbane Chair Lisa Liang with the Hon Mick De Brenni.