Toyota hydrogen facility hosts AU’s future fuels and vehicles announcement

By November 18, 2021 Hydrogen

Recently the Federal Government announced its future fuels and vehicles strategy at Toyota Australia’s Hydrogen Centre.

The future fuels and vehicles strategy outlines the accelerated deployment of charging and hydrogen refuelling stations in Australia and the level of government support.

Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage, and refuelling facility in located in Melbourne’s western suburb of Altona.

The Toyota facility can produce hydrogen on site by a 200kW electrolyzer that uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen components and has the capacity to produce up to 80kg of hydrogen per day. The hydrogen then can be stored, ready to be used as fuel.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) contributed $3.1 million towards the Hydrogen Centre development, with Toyota Australia investing the remaining $4.3 million.

“Toyota globally is committed to achieving net zero emissions across our business, including in Australia, not just for our vehicles but also for the supply of components, manufacturing and transport,” Toyota Australia president and chief executive Matthew Callachor

“We strongly support all initiatives that accelerate the rollout of low and zero-emissions vehicles by improving access to charging and refuelling infrastructure.”

The Toyota Hydrogen Centre will also include an Education Centre, aiming to provide information on how hydrogen fuel cells function and the overall benefits to society.