Queensland Hydrogen Super Highway
The decarbonisation of transport is one of the clearest routes Queensland can take towards our 2050 net-zero emissions target.
Hydrogen can play a critical role in enabling the decarbonisation of Queensland’s freight and heavy vehicles network, offering benefits in terms of range, large payloads, and fast refuelling times.
That is why the Queensland Government is driving expansion of hydrogen in the transport sector with the establishment of a Queensland Hydrogen Super highway along the state’s heavy haulage transport routes.
Initial sites for hydrogen refuelling are currently being investigated, with several locations already announced.
- Brisbane (BOC) – The Brisbane Renewable Hydrogen Production and Refuelling Project will supply renewable hydrogen to BOC’s existing customer base in Queensland as well as supplying a hydrogen refuelling station.
- Townsville – Phase 1 of Ark Energy’s hydrogen hub, SunHQ, will produce green hydrogen, supplying a fleet of five 140 tonne-rated hydrogen fuel cell trucks. Ark Energy also plans to supply green hydrogen to third-party customers including short haul fleets. SunHQ has received a $5 million grant from the Queensland Government’s Hydrogen Industry Development Fund.
- Kogan Creek – CS Energy is planning to construct a renewables-based demonstration hydrogen production facility located at the Kogan Creek power station in Queensland’s Western Downs region. The demonstration plant includes the co-location of a solar farm, battery, hydrogen electrolyser and a hydrogen fuel cell next to the Kogan Creek power station. Refuelling facilities will be located at Chinchilla and Charlton. The Queensland Government has invested $28.9 million in this project from the $2 billion Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund.
East Coast Renewable Hydrogen Refuelling Network
In March 2022, the Queensland, New South Wales and Victorian state governments announced a tri-state collaboration on the renewable hydrogen refuelling network for heavy transport and logistics along Australia’s eastern seaboard.
The governments have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the refuelling corridors of the nation’s most critical roads and highways, starting with the Hume Highway, the Pacific Highway and the Newell Highway.
For more information, view the East coast renewable hydrogen refuelling network map (PDF, 194.21 KB).
- Last updated:
- 11 July 2023