This month, the Australian hydrogen industry came together to celebrate a big year of hydrogen developments at the Australian Hydrogen Conference in Perth.
With over 700 attendees, the conference is regarded as the must attend national event for Australia’s emerging hydrogen sector.
Its aim? To get the industry moving and aligned by bringing together energy and transport leaders from across the sector to explore the latest projects, challenges, opportunities, and lessons.
Collectively, the participants have a shared appetite to shape the future of the rapidly expanding sector across the nation and overseas, and importantly position Australia as a leading hydrogen player.
Hyundai was delighted to attend the conference and jointly host a stand at the event with PDC Machines, a US-based hydrogen technology company and the manufacturer selected for our hydrogen refuelling facility in Sydney currently under development.
Together, Hyundai and PDC are working to increase the number of hydrogen refuelling stations and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Australia, and so the conference was the opportune time to discuss with new and familiar faces how we can pick up the pace as an industry.
So, what were our key takeaways from the event? Primarily, that the shift from talking about hydrogen to implementing hydrogen projects is well and truly underway but also that the needs of the sector are rapidly evolving. We explore some of the leading themes of the event below.