Australian green hydrogen specialist, Infinite Blue Energy, will supply a network for 17 green hydrogen fueling stations to NewVolt Infrastructure for the service stations, which will be installed at key locations on major road transport routes Eastern Australia, as part of a new agreement.
By exploiting Australia’s enviable renewable energy resources, the joint venture is anticipated to rapidly transition the heavy transport sector to electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
The major transport corridors between Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide will be covered by the NewVolt network of 17 stations, which will also include electric vehicle fast-charging infrastructure.
Planned for the Wodonga and Newcastle areas are the first stations which will make use of existing and new infrastructure, hosting Australia’s first electric and hydrogen truck vehicles operating in and around the port area catering to a range of haulage applications. For Western Australia, future expansions are planned spanning Perth to Port Headland and Perth to Adelaide, ensuring total coverage from East to West.
“Green hydrogen is the most innovative solution for decarbonizing heavy transport given Australia’s vast geography, and we are delighted to be partnering with NewVolt in establishing fueling facilities around Australia,” Infinite Blue Energy’s CEO Stephen Gauld said. “The lack of sufficient quantities of green hydrogen has been a major barrier for businesses to transition away from diesel, and Infinite Blue Energy is seen as the key to breaking this barrier.”
NewVolt’s Managing Director Greg Politakis said, “We see this collaboration as providing an important message to industry that the infrastructure will be in place in Australia so the transport industry can start planning for and making investment decisions in relation to electric and hydrogen vehicles.”