Hydrogen

Accelerating global decarbonisation

The first hydrogen projects will undoubtedly play a key role in shaping the hydrogen industry in Australia, and it is critical that we get it right.

With the Australian Government's Technology Investment Roadmap identifying hydrogen as a priority technology for investment, now is the time to focus our efforts on this emerging industry.

How we can help

Our team has market-leading experience advising on first-to-market energy and infrastructure development projects across all technologies – from the beginning of the renewables boom, to pumped hydro, large-scale battery storage and waste-to-energy projects.  

The hydrogen project lifecycle

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Consider need / application

  • Grid electricity
  • Heating
  • Transport
  • Industry feedstock
  • Export

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Technology development and protection

  • Feasibility studies
  • Demonstration scale projects
  • Intellectual property strategy

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Financing

  • ARENA and CEFC
  • State Government funding
  • Renewables project financing

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Site selection, tenure and approvals

  • Access to infrastructure
  • Water rights
  • Negotiating tenure
  • Native title
  • Planning approvals

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Structuring

  • EPC and O&M agreements
  • Power supply
  • M&A opportunities

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Offtake / end use

  • Offtake agreements
  • Storage and transport
  • Export considerations

We help our clients with key aspects such as:

  • Project lifecycle planning
  • Regulatory reform
  • Project structuring and tax advice
  • Project finance
  • Development of new technologies, including IP and partnering for commercialisation
  • Site selection, tenure and native title
  • Environmental impact assessments, planning and regulatory approvals
  • M&A
  • Risk, compliance, licensing and reporting
  • Work, health and safety

Experience

Australian hydrogen participant

In relation to potential collaboration agreements to team with other parties, developing and demonstrating hydrogen supply chain technology.

State Government

In relation to the sale of land to be used for hydrogen facility developments.

Renewable energy developer

On a renewable project being developed in Tasmania, where the client is looking to add a hydrogen facility on site.

Energy company

On environment, planning and land transactions in relation to the development of a hydrogen facility in Queensland.

Hydrogen project finance

Advised start-ups in relation to electrolytic (solar and wind derived) hydrogen manufacturing and exporting. We have also advised bioenergy start-ups in relation to dimethyl ether and ammonia manufacturing and exporting.