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Department of State Growth

Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program

Overview

The Tasmanian Government is highly supportive of the development of a renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania, both for domestic and export applications, as outlined in the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan.

The $50 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program has been launched to help activate renewable hydrogen industry development in Tasmania.

The objectives of the funding program are to facilitate the development of a renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania that:

  • is in accordance with the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan vision and goals
  • is aligned with an efficient, integrated and coordinated industry development approach
  • will ultimately provide economic, environmental and social benefits for Tasmania.

The funding program consists of:

  • a $20 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Fund
  • up to $10 million in support services including financial assistance for renewable electricity supply
  • $20 million in concessional loans.

The funding program is available for projects, and feasibility studies, related to renewable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, export and domestic use within Tasmania.

The funding program is available through a competitive process to ensure that the best projects for Tasmania receive support.

A two-stage application process will apply for projects, consisting of a project EOI proposal stage and, if invited, a project full application stage. A single feasibility study proposal stage will apply for feasibility studies.

The program guidelines are available here.

How to apply

Prospective applicants are required to execute the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Development Funding Program process deed to register their interest in the funding program and to gain access to additional information regarding the funding program, including access to the question and answer (Q&A) process.

The Process deed must be submitted online through SmartyGrants.

On submission of a correctly executed Process deed in SmartyGrants, the Contact Officer will provide applicants with access to the Information Portal and the Q&A process.

The process deed must also be signed and returned to the contact officer via postal mail (two signed copies should be provided if the applicant wishes us to return a signed hard copy).

Applicants will be granted access to submit a final proposal when the hard copy of the correctly executed Process deed has been received.

Submissions close at 11:59 pm on 18 August 2020.

Timelines

Event

Date

Project EOI proposal (stage 1) and feasibility study proposal stage opens

19 May 2020

Project EOI proposal (stage 1) and feasibility study proposal submissions close

18 August 2020

Successful feasibility studies announced

October 2020

Invitation to successful project applicants to submit project full application (stage 2)

October 2020

Project full application (stage 2) submissions close

To be determined

Successful projects announced

Within first half of 2021