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The parties plan to develop a hydrogen supply chain.

By Shardul Sharma

Queensland has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on opportunities to develop a hydrogen export supply chain, the state government said on May 11.

Minister for energy, renewables and hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the MoU is an endorsement of Queensland’s quest to be a green hydrogen superpower.

“The Port of Rotterdam has a target to import up to 20mn metric tons of hydrogen by 2050, starting with imports of ammonia in 2025,” the minister said. “This latest milestone demonstrates that Queensland has what it takes to help economies around the world achieve their decarbonisation ambitions.”

Addressing the World Hydrogen Summit by video, de Brenni said Queensland is not just a sound investment destination but also a very well-credentialed investment partner for hydrogen and renewable energy.

The minister outlined the steps Queensland has taken to develop large-scale manufacturing that supports a sustainable renewable energy supply chain.

“For example, our A$2bn Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund empowers Queensland’s interconnected and publicly owned energy corporations to partner with private sector projects and help satiate an increasingly hungry world hydrogen market,” he said.

“We also have three Queensland Renewable Energy Zones that allow us to coordinate our vast supply of renewable energy and open doors to rapidly develop our green hydrogen hubs,” he added.