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Western Australia and Germany discuss future new energies collaborations

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation hosted the German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Dr Franziska Brantner at a Hydrogen and Critical Minerals Workshop on 5 April 2023.

The workshop included a roundtable discussion with the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; and Science providing an opening address and the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; and Industrial Relations addressing the roundtable.

The roundtable discussion centred on future collaborations between Western Australia and Germany to support the hydrogen and critical minerals as both regions move towards a decarbonised future.

The event also provided a networking opportunity for more than 30 senior business leaders from Germany and Western Australia to connect and share industry insights.

The workshop was a unique opportunity to deepen government and business ties in the green hydrogen, critical minerals and renewable energies sectors.

Germany is Western Australia’s 13th largest trading partner, with a new Invest and Trade WA office expected to open in Frankfurt this year.

During the Australian Hydrogen Conference in December last year, the Western Australian Government signed a trilateral international study between the Port of Rotterdam and the German Federal Minister for Education and Research to look at fast-tracking hydrogen exports from the Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area to Germany and the Netherlands.

Western Australia is poised to become a key player in the supply chain to support the global renewable energy transition.

With our abundant critical minerals, skilled workforce, and innovative technologies, Western Australia is set to be a global leader in the emerging renewable hydrogen industry while working to attract green energy assembling and manufacturing investment into our State.

Published on: 06 April 2023

 

 

 

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