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The Role of Hydrogen in NZ's Transport Sector

  • 30 Apr 2019
  • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Ports of Auckland, 1 Sunderland Street, Mechanics Bay, Auckland
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Is hydrogen the new fuel source for the future?

Interest in hydrogen is burgeoning around the world, abetted by growing concern for the climate. 

New Zealand firms are involved in multiple trials of hydrogen technology, mostly aimed at testing its potential in heavy transport, but also long-term as an alternative to coal or natural gas in industrial processing.

Ports of Auckland (POAL) is building Auckland’s first hydrogen fuel production and refuelling plant, with hydrogen to be used in forklifts, cars, and potentially a bus. POAL is running the hydrogen pilot to test its suitability as a fuel for its straddle carriers and tugs.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) awarded Arup a six-month contract to help it deliver a hydrogen strategy for New Zealand.

Infrastructure NZ, together with our hosts Ports of Auckland (POAL), are delighted to invite you to hear Tony Gibson (CEO, POAL) and Rosie Mercer (General Manager - Sustainability, POAL) share how POAL is progressing with their hydrogen trials, and what this may mean for their future operations. Mark Pickup (Principal Policy Advisor, MBIE) will outline the Ministry’s view on hydrogen, and its potential to replace fossil fuels and gas emissions in domestic transport. Liz Halsted from Arup will provide an update on New Zealand’s hydrogen strategy and what this means for us all.

Networking and refreshments, along with an optional tour of the Ports of Auckland observation deck and the terminal control room will follow the presentations.

Please note, registration is limited to two representatives per organisation due to venue capacity constraints.

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