First green hydrogen export to Japan

QUT has taken part in the first production and export of “green hydrogen” derived from water from Australia to Japan in a major step towards the development of a new sustainable fuel export market. The landmark shipment is a proof of concept test using a proprietary technology owned by JXTG, Japan’s largest petroleum conglomerate. This landmark first export of hydrogen fuel from Australia to Japan resulted from a collaboration between QUT and the University of Tokyo. In the trial, researchers from Japanese petroleum conglomerate JXTG used QUT’s solar power facilities at Redlands, south of Brisbane, to extract hydrogen from water. Hydrogen is a renewable energy that can be used in fuel cells in vehicles or to power gas turbine generators to produce electricity.


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