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John Griffiths

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Gas Energy Australia

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Survey questions

What do you think are the two or three most significant recent developments in hydrogen?
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What are the most important safety issues to consider in producing, handling and using hydrogen in Australia?
The need to include an odourant in hydrogen so leaks can be detected as a safety requirement.
What environmental and community impacts should we examine?
The safe placement and siting of hydrogen infrastructure.
How can Australia influence and accelerate the development of a global market for hydrogen?
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What are the top two or three factors required for a successful hydrogen export industry?
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What are the top two or three opportunities for the use of clean hydrogen in Australia?
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What are the main barriers to the use of hydrogen in Australia?
Ensuring safety and the cost of new infrastructure.
What are some examples where a strategic national approach could lower costs and shorten timelines for developing a clean hydrogen industry?
Development of Australian Standards covering the use of hydrogen in Australia. Gas Energy Australia member representatives sit on a Standards Australia Committee developing hydrogen standards.
What are Australia’s key technology, regulatory and business strengths and weaknesses in the development of a clean hydrogen industry?
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What workforce skills will need to be developed to support a growing clean hydrogen industry?
Similar skills to those currently used in the gaseous fuels industry.
What areas in hydrogen research, development and deployment need attention in Australia? Where are the gaps in our knowledge?
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Do you have any other comments or submissions to this process?
Gas Energy Australia is the national peak body, which represents the bulk of the downstream alternative gaseous fuels industry, which covers Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The industry comprises major companies and small to medium businesses in the gaseous fuels supply chain including producers, refiners, distributors, transporters, retailers, vehicle, manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, installers, educators and consultants. While most of GEA's members are focused on LPG, LNG and CNG, some are involved in the hydrogen industry.