Ampol, Hyundai, Pacific Energy, and Toyota have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Australia.
The goal of the MOU is to combine the expertise and capabilities of each of the partners to develop hydrogen refuelling stations for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in Canberra.
Hyundai and Toyota both have FCEV fleets operating in Australia, while Ampol and Pacific Energy are heavily investing in energy solutions to support customers through the energy transition.
Matthew Halliday, CEO and Managing Director of Ampol, said hydrogen can play an important role in delivering decarbonisation benefits for transport and developing the right infrastructure to support a successful rollout is key.
“The MOU establishes a collaborative working relationship between the parties, who are all required to develop the necessary hydrogen ecosystem to make hydrogen use as a transport fuel feasible.”
Ted Lee, CEO of Hyundai Australia, said their consortium partners have a great track record of deploying energy and refuelling infrastructure, along with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
“Hyundai looks forward to working with our experienced partner companies and the broader government and business community in the ACT to help the transition to a cleaner and greener transport future.”
Jamie Cullen, CEO of Pacific Energy, said the company was pleased to be a part of the consortium of like-minded organisations, which he said is driven to decarbonise the transport sector and make Australia’s H2 ecosystem a success.
“Our purpose at Pacific Energy is to transition the world to a clean energy future. To be successful, we know we must collectively lean into bold opportunities that help accelerate our journey towards net zero, and we know hydrogen and zero emissions vehicles play an important role in this approach.”