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Jemena, Hyundai Australia and Coregas sign MOU to bring hydrogen vehicles to Sydney roads

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Jemena has pledged, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia and Coregas, to manufacture and supply hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021.

Hydrogen vehicles are a step closer to taking over Sydney’s roads after the signing of the new agreement to supply renewably generated green hydrogen to Australia’s emerging zero emission vehicle industry.

“A lack of critical refuelling infrastructure is regularly cited as a hand-brake to hydrogen vehicle sales. Our agreement with Hyundai and Coregas releases some of that pressure and is an opportunity to demonstrate that renewably generated hydrogen gas can be made directly available to the vehicle and transport sectors. The MOU also signals the wider community benefits of our Western Sydney Green Gas project and demonstrates the value of renewable gas to Australia’s transport industry.”

Frank Tudor, Jemena’s managing director.

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity that runs the engine. Hydrogen-powered FCEVs can go much further than pure electric vehicles with a range of around 650 kilometers. As part of the agreement Coregas will provide the hydrogen filling and discharge compressor, pipework and connectors.

Transport hydrogen gas will be produced as part of the $15 million Western Sydney Green Gas project in Jemena (which is co-funded by ARENA at 50 percent).

“We are demonstrating that electrolysers not only produce safe and green hydrogen gas to blend with natural gas for home appliances, but that they also enable hydrogen to be made available for zero-emission transportation.”

Frank Tudor, Jemena’s managing director.
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