City of Karratha

City receives grant funding for Regional Hydrogen Technology Cluster

03 Feb 2021

The City of Karratha has been awarded $75,000 in seed funding from National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) to develop a hydrogen technology cluster in Karratha after a renewable hydrogen industry hub report was presented to Council in October 2020.

Karratha is now one of thirteen regional hydrogen technology clusters across Australia formed to establish a global identity and a recognised brand for hydrogen technology and expertise.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the funding will provide support for the growth of hydrogen in the region.

“This announcement is a fantastic step forward for the future of hydrogen in WA and we look forward to assisting in the growth of the hydrogen economy in line with our Environmental Sustainability Strategy and Economic Development Strategy,” Cr Long said.

“A Renewable Hydrogen Industry Hub Report prepared by the City in 2020 outlines that Karratha is well placed to establish and grow the hydrogen industry and we look forward to working collaboratively with NERA moving forward”.

The City will work with businesses actively involved in the development of hydrogen in the region.

More information on the Regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters can be viewed here: Regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters : NERA National Energy Resources Australia