A major initiative of the Hydrogen Society of Australia is the
The Hydrogen Highway. The Hydrogen Highway describes roads
equipped with hydrogen fueling stations that allow the use of
hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The hydrogen highway in the state of Western Australia will focus
heavy transportation, helping to introduce zero-emission transportation
transportation, reduce fuel costs, and ultimately provide reliable fuel
and ultimately reliable fuel, eliminating the need to import diesel fuel. Phase 1 will
run along Interstate 95 from Perth to Port Hedland, connecting the state capital to the Pilbara region.
The state capital to the Pilbara region. Subsequent phases
will lead to the extension of the Hydrogen Highway throughout the state
then Australia along Highway 1, the world's longest
This is an opportunity for Australia
to become a world leader in new
technology. This view is shared by
other leading national organizations: Hydrogen Mobility Australia and the Australian Association for Hydrogen
Energy. Our natural reliance on long-haul vehicles makes us an ideal environment to demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen-powered trucks.
Hydrogen powered trucks, and isolation makes us the greatest beneficiaries of sustainable and, most importantly, safe domestic fuel sources.
And, most importantly, safe domestic fuel sources that limit the dependence on imported diesel fuel.
The Queensland Government announced its trial of hydrogen cars in August 2019 and, in partnership with gas supplier BOC and the federal government’s future fuels agency, helped fund a $3.1 million “pilot project” to install a 220kW electrolyser and 100kW solar array at BOC’s Bulwer Island facility, north east of the Brisbane CBD near the mouth of the Brisbane River.
"The biggest challenge facing the introduction of innovative vehicles like the Mirai in Australia has been and continues to be the refueling infrastructure. So this is an important step toward solving that problem," said Matthew McLeod, Toyota Australia's director of future technology and mobility.