Hiringa-Ballance Kapuni Hydrogen Project fast-tracked

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 7, 2021

The Hiringa-Ballance Kapuni Hydrogen Project has been approved under the Government’s fast-track consenting process.

The project aims to establish a green-hydrogen hub in Kapuni, including new infrastructure for hydrogen production, storage, offtake and refuelling, and four wind turbines.

It was announced as part of the H2 Roadmap last month from Venture Taranaki, which included the rollout of a hydrogen refuelling network and the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks and buses.

The roadmap discussed the role hydrogen could play in New Zealand’s transition to a net-zero economy by 2050 and highlighted the role Taranaki could adopt in this space, including a series of Taranaki-based projects that could lay the groundwork for the nationwide development of the hydrogen sector.