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Delegation visits boost opportunities for clean energy investment in New South Wales

Image of Simon Burns (LR), Chief Commercial Officer of the Port of Newcastle, Nick Liberty, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Newcastle, and the ambassador and wife of Idemitsu Kosan’s Managing Director Fumitake Uyama.

The Hunter Region of New South Wales is ready to take advantage of its global freight and transportation infrastructure to take advantage of growing international interest in energy.

This development follows the interest of business and research leaders, suggesting an increasing international view that the region is establishing itself as a global gateway to new industries and resources.

On January 31, 2022, Newman contacted Business Hunter (formerly the Hunter Chamber of Commerce) and Hunternet, a network of professional companies based in Hunter and the Central Coast region of New South Wales, and became an ambassador. I planned to visit Shingo Yamagami. Representatives of the Japanese Consulate General in Sydney, Masahiko Kya, and major Japanese governments and companies, including the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals Corporation (JOGMEC).

“There is a great deal of interest in how the Hunter Region is shifting to scaled renewables and clean energies like hydrogen as an alternative to coal baseload,” Newman said.

“Japan is very interested in the journey to help hunters transition to a clean energy economy.”

Bob Hawes, CEO of Business Hunter, recognizes that Hunter’s companies will increase opportunities for investment and employment growth in a balanced transition to new energy over the next 30 years, demonstrating adaptability and strategy. I said there is.

“Hunters have established themselves as an important strategic energy investment center for markets like Japan to adopt hydrogen and other clean energy products,” Hoes said.

“Given that it currently accounts for 40% of hunters’ global coal exports, this is an important energy transition.

“We also had the opportunity to show the global trade, investment and tourism markets a strong pipeline of international gateway infrastructure expansion, especially to support a significant increase in cargo and export capacity from growing airports and ports.

“The visit of the Japanese ambassador clearly shows that our land government understands the strong potential of our region’s offshore market. This is an opportunity for new energy and other international trade. It’s a positive sign for companies trying to identify their own industrial growth to. “

Hunternet CEO Ivan Waterfield said Hunter’s infrastructure, technology, and sovereign manufacturing capabilities are a clear advantage to showcase its capabilities.

“We have a strong hunter hydrogen technology cluster, the New H2, which promotes cooperative and comprehensive regional investment and progress in hydrogen technology and the industries that support it,” said Waterfield. increase.

“This takes several steps in terms of securing investment and building a viable energy ecosystem that supports the ongoing growth of industry in this area.

“Our manufacturers are already demonstrating diversity capabilities in this area, while continuing to support current requirements.”

The Japanese delegation visited several hunter companies and received briefings from Newcastle Port, Hunter Hydrogen Task Force, Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster NewH2, Aurica, Newcastle Airport and Amp Control. He also attended the Hunter Energy Investment Roundtable from Newcastle Energy Resources Institute, AGL Ltd, Energy Renaissance and Portwarata Coal.

In 2022, alternative fuels for the Australian truck industry are being applied.

IVECO is expected to work with Air Liquide, a joint venture specializing in electric long-haul trucks for heavy fuel cells.

in the meantime, Hyundai is upgrading its hydrogen refueling infrastructure When The Victorian government is even considering rapid tracking of renewable hydrogen technology with $ 7 million in funding for testing and research.

Delegation visits boost opportunities for clean energy investment in New South Wales Delegation visits boost opportunities for clean energy investment in New South Wales

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