It might be only one small leap for hydrogen but it could be a giant leap for hydrogen cars.
Australia’s peak science and advanced research institution, the CSIRO, has been given a $1 million funding boost from the Victorian Government to go towards Melbourne’s second hydrogen-car refuelling station – only the fourth such facility nationally.
Not including a portable hydrogen refuelling on the back of a truck owned by Toyota’s research division, currently there is only one operational permanent hydrogen refuelling point nationally, at Hyundai Australia’s Sydney headquarters (pictured below).
However that site is for Hyundai’s exclusive use. To date, NSW and Queensland Governments are yet to announce hydrogen-car refuelling programs.