Hydrogen is a clean, renewable fuel that can be used in transport, power supply and a range of industrial processes. It’s already key for a range of industries that provide vital inputs into our mining and agricultural sectors, including manufacturing.
Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of sources including renewables such as solar, wind and biomass.
Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy
We’re supporting the development of a sustainable hydrogen industry in Queensland. To help do this, we’ve released the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy 2019-2024 ( 3.4 MB).
The strategy focuses on:
- supporting innovation
- facilitating private sector investment
- ensuring an effective policy framework
- building community awareness and confidence
- facilitating skills development for new technology.
Queensland Hydrogen Industry Development Fund
As part of the strategy, we’ve established a $15 million industry development fund to support hydrogen projects in Queensland.
The Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (HIDF) has two funding streams:
- Funding Stream One - Plant and Equipment: financial assistance of between $500,000 and $5 million for projects contributing to the HIDF objectives. Funding is available for a maximum of 50% of eligible project costs.
- Funding Stream Two - Feasibility Studies: financial assistance of up to $500,000 for a feasibility study related to a proposed project contributing to the HIDF objectives. Funding is available for a maximum of 25% of eligible project costs.
The HIDF is a competitive merit-based program. Applicants will be able to express their interest. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a detailed application.
Expressions of interest are open until 5 pm 21 August 2019.
How to apply
Step 1: Read the applicant guidelines ( KB)
Frequently asked questions
Why is there a need for two funding streams?
Is there a specific amount of funding set aside for each funding stream?
Is there a specific amount of funding set aside for this funding round?
If I meet the criteria, does that mean I’ll definitely receive a grant?
Will there be further opportunities to apply for funding after applications close?
Will there be future funding rounds?
Can I submit more than one application under the fund?
When will I hear the outcome of my EOI?
- Minister outlines Queensland’s hydrogen plan to Japanese industry leaders (4 June 2019)
- Queensland's first hydrogen envoy announced in Japan (3 June 2019)
- Japan visit to jump-start Queensland’s hydrogen industry (2 June 2019)
- Queensland positioned to power the hydrogen highway (30 May 2019)
- Queensland’s hydrogen future closer to reality (28 March 2019)
- Hydrogen powers Queensland's future (22 January 2019)
- Premier's speech - CEDA State of the State address (12 September 2018)
- Palaszczuk Government backs hydrogen research for renewable fuel source (31 May 2018)
- In September 2018, the Advancing Queensland’s hydrogen industry discussion paper ( 754 KB) was released for community and industry comment. Submissions have informed the development of the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy 2019-2024
- National Hydrogen Roadmap - CSIRO (August 2018)
- Hydrogen for Australia's Future ( 1.1 MB) - COAG Energy Council briefing paper prepared by the Hydrogen Strategy Group (August 2018)
- Opportunities for Australia from Hydrogen Exports ( 3.6 MB) - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) ACIL Allen consulting (August 2018)