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Queensland: Green Innovation in the Maritime Sector

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Queensland has been chosen as the testing ground for a innovative 12-meter-long cruiser powered by the latest renewable hydrogen technology, developed by a leading Japanese maritime system manufacturer. The decision to showcase this innovative vessel in Brisbane was influenced by Queensland’s advanced capabilities in renewable hydrogen processing. The power source for the vessel will be renewable hydrogen generated at the Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant, operated by the state-owned corporation CS Energy.

This milestone in the renewable energy and maritime sectors will be unveiled in August 2024 at the Port of Brisbane. The maritime system manufacturer has actively engaged with local boat manufacturers and explored marine and shipyard design facilities in the Port of Brisbane, underscoring their commitment to this project.

Notably, these vessels represent the first renewable hydrogen-fuelled boats to receive approval from the Japanese Government, and they are slated for use at the upcoming World Expo in Osaka in 2025. The maritime system manufacturer, which has a rich history dating back to its establishment in Osaka in 1912, is primarily known for manufacturing diesel engines, heavy machinery, and agricultural equipment.

However, the company is now dedicated to decarbonising its operations and aims to achieve zero emissions by 2050. As part of this mission, the manufacturer is also developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) boat, utilising a Toyota fuel cell, which is expected to commence operations in Japan towards the end of 2023.

Queensland, on the other hand, is positioning itself as a key international destination for the maritime system manufacturer’s FCV technology. The demonstration voyage, aptly named Project Maroon, will rely on green hydrogen sourced from H2H Energy, based in the Sunshine Coast. H2H Energy is actively constructing a hydrogen refuelling station, aligning with Queensland’s ambition to become a leading hub for hydrogen technology.

Trade and Investment Queensland, the state government’s international business agency, plays a pivotal role in facilitating this collaboration. With a network of 18 offices in 14 strategic markets worldwide, the agency’s primary objectives are to attract investment and drive exports. In addition to these international offices, there are eight regional Queensland offices, along with a global headquarters in Brisbane, all of which collectively support initiatives like Project Maroon.

The selection of Queensland as the venue for demonstrating the maritime system manufacturer’s renewable hydrogen fuel cell vessel is a transformative step in the maritime and renewable energy sectors. This initiative aligns perfectly with the manufacturer’s vision of reducing its carbon footprint and eventual transition to a zero-emission future. By showcasing their pioneering technology in Brisbane, the maritime system manufacturer is not only contributing to the global shift towards sustainable transportation but also leveraging Queensland’s expertise in renewable energy to further their goals.

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment of Queensland expressed his enthusiasm for this industry-altering venture. He emphasised that the choice of Queensland underscores the state’s esteemed global reputation in renewable energy manufacturing and processing. Hosting the demonstration of this renewable hydrogen fuel cell vessel not only highlights Queensland’s commitment to sustainability but also provides invaluable experience to the local maritime industry as it prepares to embrace decarbonisation.

The collaboration between the maritime system manufacturer and Queensland holds tremendous promise for both regions. It represents a mutually beneficial opportunity to work together on a project that will yield long-term advantages for Queensland and Japan. As the world grapples with the urgent need to address climate change, partnerships like these serve as beacons of hope, demonstrating that innovative technology and international cooperation can pave the way for a more sustainable future.


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