Monday, 08 February 2021 11:35

CSIRO, Swinburne plan hydrogen vehicle refueller

By

The Victorian Government is funding the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2), which will operate in collaboration with CSIRO and Swinburne University of Technology. An early project is the development of a vehicle refuelling station at Clayton.

The goal of VH2 is to bring together researchers, industry partners and businesses to test, trial and demonstrate new and emerging hydrogen technologies.

CSIRO will receive more than $1 million towards the development of a hydrogen vehicle refuelling station at its Clayton campus in suburban Melbourne.

The wider precinct is also home to Monash University, the Australian Synchrotron, and the Victorian Heart Hospital (due to open next year), among other institutions and organisations. The local headquarters and technical centre of automotive electronics manufacturer Robert Bosch is nearby.

"As Australia considers energy alternatives, we know hydrogen is clean and will be cost-competitive – but a major barrier to it becoming a fuel source for cars and trucks is how to refuel, and the lack of refuelling infrastructure," said CSIRO executive director for growth Nigel Warren.

"The refueller is a significant step towards removing that barrier."

Swinburne University of Technology vice-chancellor Professor Pascale Quester said "We are grateful for the Victorian Government for their support.

"The Victorian Hydrogen Hub will be another demonstration of how we can bring people and technology together to create a better world.

"Swinburne's strong partnership with CSIRO means that we will be able to build on our focus of digitalisation and Industry 4.0, and support industry to enhance its understanding of what hydrogen can deliver."

The refueller project will allow CSIRO to conduct a fleet trial of hydrogen vehicles, and possible expansion would support other fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the local area.

"We are proud to be investing in this forward-looking initiative, the kind that will help build a smarter Victoria and help respond to climate change," said Victorian Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney.

Toyota Australia is also involved in the project by supplying next-generation Mirai FCEVs.

"This is a significant step towards having the necessary refuelling infrastructure to help grow hydrogen opportunities in Australia," said Toyota Australia manager of future technologies Matt MacLeod.

"We look forward working closely with CSIRO and their partners on this exciting project."


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

GRAND OPENING OF THE ITWIRE SHOP

The much awaited iTWire Shop is now open to our readers.

Visit the iTWire Shop, a leading destination for stylish accessories, gear & gadgets, lifestyle products and everyday portable office essentials, drones, zoom lenses for smartphones, software and online training.

PLUS Big Brands include: Apple, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sennheiser and many more.

Products available for any country.

We hope you enjoy and find value in the much anticipated iTWire Shop.

ENTER THE SHOP NOW!

INTRODUCING ITWIRE TV

iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the iTWire.com site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.

SEE WHAT'S ON ITWIRE TV NOW!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments