$50 million to develop NSW energy technology

The Morrison Government will invest $50 million to create a new business and research partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Newcastle (UoN), creating 1600 jobs over the next four years. UNSW and UoN will work with 27 industry partners, including 23 small businesses, to develop world-leading technology in solar, …
Hydrogen Superhighway

CS Energy, Senex join forces in QLD renewable hydrogen project

CS Energy and Senex Energy have joined forces in a deal that will produce green hydrogen to fuel the latest stop on the east coast Hydrogen Superhighway, establishing even greater job opportunities in regional QLD. The two companies will partner to develop the Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant, located near Chinchilla. The production facility will …
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Hydrogen Hubs get a $4 billion boost

Increased commercial interest in the Hunter and Illawarra Hydrogen Hubs have resulted in over $4 billion in potential investment, paving the way for renewable energy growth and new low carbon technologies in NSW. The NSW Government’s calls for expressions were met with overwhelming levels of commercial interest in Hydrogen Hubs. This includes private sector plans …
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APPEA: Offshore exploration ban will hurt investment

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has criticised the New South Wales Government’s ban on offshore commercial applications for petroleum or mineral exploration, describing the move as “short-sighted”.  The NSW Government announced a new policy prohibiting offshore exploration and mining for commercial purposes based on the impacts on indigenous heritage, sensitive marine environments, …
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$100b in investment potential for REZ

The New South Wales Government has been inundated with interest from developers seeking to participate in the next Renewable Energy Zone (REZ), with the program receiving more that $100 billion worth of proposed projects for the Hunter and Central Coast.  The REZ will be developed in the area surrounding Hay in the South-West region of …
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Morrison government rejects PEP11 gas drilling project

The federal government has refused an oil and gas drilling permit off the NSW coast, saying a ‘methodical process’ was undertaken before arriving at a decision. The Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP11) between Newcastle and Wollongong had been the subject of vocal community opposition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday confirmed the government would refuse …
Hydrogen research project heats up

Hydrogen research project heats up

The Central Coast Hydrogen Food Cluster and Star Scientific have started its first applied research project of its HERO technology. The project uses hydrogen to heat industrial-scale sanitation for Mars Food Australia. It is part of the Central Coast Hydrogen Food Cluster, a new industry-led hydrogen partnership between Star Scientific Limited and Central Coast Industry …
jemena produces green hydrogen in NSW

Jemena begins producing green hydrogen for NSW

Australia’s most comprehensive hydrogen project has started making green hydrogen available for home, business, and transport use in NSW for the first time. Energy infrastructure company Jemena announced that green hydrogen is being blended into and stored in Jemena’s gas distribution network from its $15 million Western Sydney Green Hydrogen Hub, co-funded by the Australian Renewable …
Hydrogen Superhighway

Pure Hydrogen, CAC-H2 updates on waste to hydrogen plants

After considerable negotiation between both parties, Australian east coast clean energy company Pure Hydrogen and CAC-H2 have signed a term sheet for the proposed transaction to build three waste to hydrogen plants. In an update provided by Pure Hydrogen, the company said key terms for hydrogen supply and conditions included pricing, delivery, pressure and purity of …
Senex Atlas gas field

Senex Energy acquires APNG gas fields

Senex Energy announced it will enter a binding agreement with Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) to acquire undeveloped gas fields PL 209 and PL 445. The location of the acquired gas fields is bordering Senex’s Atlas natural gas development and will cost the company $80 million. Senex will acquire the fields with the ambition of increasing …