Exports in Queensland's sights after Redlands-produced hydrogen shipped to Japan: report

INNOVATION: In a Queensland-first, green hydrogen produced at the Redlands Research Facility was shipped to Japan in March.
INNOVATION: In a Queensland-first, green hydrogen produced at the Redlands Research Facility was shipped to Japan in March.

JAPAN will be a key player for the Queensland hydrogen industry, a new report has shown, with Redlands innovation set to pave the way for a future export market.

The Trade and Investment Queensland report came after after green hydrogen produced at the Redlands Research Facility in Cleveland was the state's first to be shipped to Japan in March.

Trade and Investment Queensland Acting chief executive Richard Watson said Japanese industry and government were committed to creating the world's first hydrogen-based society.

"This report allows Queensland businesses to have accurate information when assessing and considering new hydrogen opportunities and ventures in Japan," he said.

"Queensland has an exceptional opportunity to be a leader in the transition to global hydrogen-powered economies."

The Redlands Research Facility has seen some of the state's top hydrogen innovations, with the report outlining research being conducted there by QUT and their project partners.

Researchers are developing a process to evaluate the viability of decentralised renewable energy systems to generate hydrogen from renewable resources.

Using two solar array technologies and battery packs, hydrogen will be produced and will be used within the facility as well as exported.

The facility will allow researchers to optimise production and use of renewable hydrogen with the aim of scaling up into megawatt-scale development.

Mr Watson said the report was a must-read for Queensland businesses interested in green hydrogen opportunities.

"Queensland is at the forefront of hydrogen activity in Australia," he said.

"This report is another piece of the puzzle for Queensland exporters looking to participate in what is a global market for future energy solutions."