Eyre Peninsula Climate leaders were recognised and celebrated for their green hydrogen project last week at the 2018 SA Climate Leaders Awards ceremony, hosted by the Premiers Climate Change Council.
Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) were recognised as a finalists for attracting and promoting investments that demonstrate zero carbon industries that are cost effective.
The SA Climate Leaders Awards recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations who have taken action to address the climate change in South Australia.
The RDAWEP presented project aims to attract green hydrogen investments to further secure the regions electricity supply.
The project will also promote Port Lincoln and the EP as a location at the forefront of the green economy.
Peter Scott, Economic Development Manager from Regional Development Australia said Green hydrogen will transform the world’s energy economy and significantly reduce greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.
“Our project demonstrates that reducing greenhouse gases can make money – not cost money” said Scott.
“While the technology is readily available, it has never been used to demonstrate a business case to create green fertiliser, explosives, and vehicle fuel supply chains for export to low carbon markets”.