A joint funding call for Australian and United Kingdom (UK) green hydrogen projects is now open.

The Australia-UK Renewable Hydrogen Innovation Partnerships Program will support research, development and demonstration of renewable hydrogen technologies and its applications for industry and transport decarbonisation.

Australia and the UK are committed to the net zero transition. The Joint Call will support the ambitions of Australia and the UK to meet their industrial decarbonisation targets. It may also lead to future trade opportunities.

It will leverage co-contributions from Australian and UK proponents, as well as UK government funding. $10 million in funding will be available for Australian projects over two years. Funding will be matched by Innovate UK to support UK partners on these joint projects.

Supported projects will include, but are not limited to:

  • the production of renewable hydrogen and its derivatives
  • the use of hydrogen in hard-to-abate industry (iron and steelmaking, chemicals) and heavy transport sectors.

Grants of up to $2 million will be awarded to Australian grantees in a single granting round.

Applicants must submit a joint project with a UK partner. The UK partner will apply for matched funding from Innovate UK.

Visit Funding for organisations to partner with UK companies for hydrogen research, development and demonstration projects to apply.

Extracted in full from:  https://www.dcceew.gov.au/about/news/australia-uk-green-hydrogen-projects-benefit-from-new-funding-program