Hydrogen is a clean, renewable fuel that can be used in transport, power supply and a range of industrial processes. It’s already key for a range of industries that provide vital inputs into our mining and agricultural sectors, including manufacturing.

Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of sources including renewables such as solar, wind and biomass.

Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy

We’re supporting the development of a sustainable hydrogen industry in Queensland. To help do this, we’ve released the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy 2019-2024 (PDF icon 3.4 MB).

The strategy focuses on:

  • supporting innovation
  • facilitating private sector investment
  • ensuring an effective policy framework
  • building community awareness and confidence
  • facilitating skills development for new technology.

Queensland Hydrogen Industry Development Fund

As part of the strategy, we’ve established a $15 million industry development fund to support hydrogen projects in Queensland.

The Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (HIDF) has two funding streams:

  • Funding Stream One - Plant and Equipment: financial assistance of between $500,000 and $5 million for projects contributing to the HIDF objectives. Funding is available for a maximum of 50% of eligible project costs.
  • Funding Stream Two - Feasibility Studies: financial assistance of up to $500,000 for a feasibility study related to a proposed project contributing to the HIDF objectives. Funding is available for a maximum of 25% of eligible project costs.

The HIDF is a competitive merit-based program. Applicants will be able to express their interest. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a detailed application.

Expressions of interest are open until 5 pm 21 August 2019.

How to apply

Step 1: Read the applicant guidelines (PDF icon KB)

Step 2: Apply for Stream One – Plant and Equipment or Stream Two – Feasibility Studies

Frequently asked questions

Why is there a need for two funding streams?

Is there a specific amount of funding set aside for each funding stream?

Is there a specific amount of funding set aside for this funding round?

If I meet the criteria, does that mean I’ll definitely receive a grant?

Will there be further opportunities to apply for funding after applications close?

Will there be future funding rounds?

Can I submit more than one application under the fund?

When will I hear the outcome of my EOI?

Further information

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