The Queensland government has become a founding partner in the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme, run by the Smart Energy Council and Hydrogen Australia.
The scheme is an industry-led Guarantee of Origin style initiative to assess the embedded carbon in participating hydrogen, ammonia and metals produced in Australia, with the intention of promoting their uptake in Australia and overseas.
Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Mick de Brenni said “to truly decarbonise, Queensland hydrogen has to be made from…sunshine and wind.”
“As a founding partner of the Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme, buyers of Queensland’s hydrogen can choose a product made by electrolysers powered only from renewable energy.”
“We are sending a very clear message that Queensland is serious about decarbonising, and that our hydrogen can be produced to the highest environmental standards.”
Last month the state announced it would commit $2 billion to renewable energy and hydrogen jobs as part of its COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.
“The Queensland government is again showing terrific leadership in unlocking the great potential of renewable hydrogen, green ammonia and metals such as green zinc,” Smart Energy Council chief executive John Grimes said.
‘It is all about development of Queensland’s resources sector while at the same time delivering on its renewables commitments. It’s fantastic to have them on board.
The state is the 14th founding partner in the scheme, joining Queensland green block chain company HydroREC and ‘Internet of Things’ company Gasbot.