Queensland joins Zero Carbon Certification Scheme

Hands holding pieces of a puzzle together (Zero Carbon Certification Scheme)
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Smart Energy Council and Hydrogen Australia have welcomed the Queensland Government as a Founding Partner in the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.

“The Queensland Government is again showing terrific leadership in unlocking the great potential of renewable hydrogen, green ammonia and metals such as green zinc,” Smart Energy Council chief executive John Grimes said.

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“The Queensland Government set a new benchmark last month with the establishment of a $2 billion renewable and hydrogen fund to supercharge jobs. It is all about development of Queensland’s resources sector while at the same time delivering on its renewables commitments. It’s fantastic to have them on board.”

Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said:  “The production of hydrogen as a fuel gives us potential to power transport and export energy to the world, but to truly decarbonise. Queensland hydrogen has to be made from Queensland sunshine and wind.

“As a founding partner of the Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme, buyers of Queensland’s hydrogen can choose a product made by electrolysers powered only from renewable energy.

“We are sending a very clear message that Queensland is serious about decarbonising, and that our hydrogen can be produced to the highest environmental standards.” 

The Zero Carbon Certification Scheme is a certificate of origin scheme for renewable hydrogen, renewable ammonia and renewable metals. 

“It’s an absolutely critical step in building the industries of the future such as the Sun Metals’ green zinc refinery near Townsville,” said Mr Grimes.

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The Queensland Government becomes the fourteenth Founding Partner of the globally significant Zero Carbon Hydrogen Certification Scheme, including Queensland green blockchain company HydroREC and ‘Internet of Things’ company Gasbot. 

Founding partners and special advisors for the Zero Carbon Certification scheme includes:

The Queensland Government; ACT Government; The Victorian Government; Ammonia Energy Association; COP26 High Level Champions for Climate Action; CWP Global; Energy Web; Power Ledger; Star Scientific; Yara; Evoenergy; ACT Renewables Hub; HydroREC; GasBot; and Green Hydrogen Catapult.