Townsville forum promotes Queensland’s hydrogen future
Businesses and decision-makers from around regional Queensland are due to connect with energy leaders, experts and academics at the State Government’s first regional Hydrogen Industry Forum.
It comes after a North Queensland visit last month when Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Townsville was best placed to join Gladstone as one of two key export hubs for Queensland’s fledgling hydrogen industry.
State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the development of a sustainable and competitive hydrogen industry had the potential to provide a new source of economic growth, open export markets and generate hundreds of highly-skilled jobs.
“Townsville’s first-ever Hydrogen Industry Forum, on Wednesday 20 November, will bring together a line-up of hydrogen expertise including Queensland’s Strategic Hydrogen Advisor Professor Ian Mackinnon, Origin Energy’s general manager – hydrogen Felicity Underhill, and Townsville Logistics’ chief executive officer Mark Pope,” he said.
The Townsville forum follows the release of the government’s five-year $19 million Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy.
“As a key part of that strategy, a $15 million Hydrogen Industry Development Fund was set up to support companies to develop renewable hydrogen projects in Queensland that will boost innovation and empower our regions,” Mr Dick said.
The Townsville Hydrogen Industry Forum will be held at The Ville Resort and Casino at Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville on November 20 from 7am to 9am.
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