The Netherlands and Australia have inked a Memorandum of Association in order to develop a renewable hydrogen supply chain from Australia to Europe, as per the departments of climate change, energy, the environment, and water.
Chris Bowen, the Minister for Climate Change and Energy in Australia, and Rob Jetten, his counterpart from the Netherlands, signed the MoU, which covers the hydrogen trade policy, its standards, as well as certification schemes.
All this also includes the infrastructure of the port, supply chain development, hydrogen technologies that are innovative, government policies on social license as well as hydrogen regulations.
As per the department, Australia’s renewable energy abundance, which includes solar as well as wind power, gives it a natural advantage for hydrogen extraction from water, both for domestic and international supplies. The statement added that the signed agreement is going to be in line with Port of Rotterdam’s work with the South Australian, Queensland, Tasmania, and Western Australian governments in order to create a large-scale hydrogen network between both countries.
This MoU may in all likelihood make Rotterdam an international hub when it comes to hydrogen imports, which includes transport to other Northwest European countries.