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Hume Hydrogen Highway Announcement

On Friday, the Victorian Government announced a partnership with the NSW Government, investing $10 million each in grant funding to co-deliver the Hume Hydrogen Highway (HHH) program, an Australian-first renewable hydrogen refuelling network that promises to kickstart the high-potential hydrogen-for-transport sector.

Using the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney – Australia’s busiest freight corridor, the project will capitalise on renewable hydrogen’s potential to create long-term jobs, and support the state’s target to halve emissions by 2030 and transition to net-zero emissions by 2050.

The HHH grant program will develop a network which will include at least four refuelling stations along the Hume highway, and will support approximately 25 hydrogen-powered long-haul heavy freight vehicles to adopt zero-emission technology.

The HHH is the first step within a larger collaboration between the Victorian, NSW and Queensland governments to develop an eastern states renewable hydrogen refuelling network by 2026.

For more information, you may read the press releases from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and from the Office of the Premier of Victoria.

 

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