Green hydrogen gigafactory opens

A new green energy manufacturing centre in Queensland’s Gladstone region has been officially opened today underlining the government’s delivery of a Future Made in Australia. 

Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic attended the launch of the new Fortescue hydrogen electrolyser advanced facility alongside QLD Premier Steven Miles.

The facility will produce green hydrogen at an industrial scale using a fully automated production line and several cleanroom robotic assembly cells and lines.

This project is strengthening the nation’s manufacturing capability and creating new well-paid jobs. 

It’s also part of the government’s investment in the renewable technology industry.

The Government supported the project by investing $44.9 million in Fortescue Future Industries to construct its electrolyser manufacturing facility.

Project partners include research institutions CSIRO and Central Queensland University.

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Quotes attributable to the Hon. Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science

This demonstrates our commitment to a Future Made in Australia, while also helping the country make the transition to net zero.

“We can cut emissions and increase jobs at the same time.

“Regional Queensland can play an important role here, and we are investing in its ability to do just that.

“This Hydrogen Gigafactory shows what can be achieved when government and industry work together for the long-term good of the country.”