South Australia showcases local green hydrogen supply chain in new directory

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The South Australian government has issued a new business directory to showcase and promote the capability of local businesses to service the state’s multibillion-dollar green hydrogen industry. 

The SA Hydrogen Industry Suppler Directory lists hundreds of local firms that have both an interest in and the capability to provide services as part of the complex hydrogen supply chain coming online. 

The directory’s launch coincides with the 19th TACTIC Conference and Trade Expo in Port Augusta, which began yesterday, 16 August. 

Funded by the South Australian Government and delivered through the Industry Capability Network of South Australia (ICN SA), the directory was created through a formal expression of interest process in early 2023. 

Over 260 businesses responded, outlining their capabilities to contribute to the manufacturing, storage, transport, and distribution of renewable energy and hydrogen, as well as the production of green iron. 

The directory is published along with a Statement of Capacity: Hydrogen Supply Chain Mapping South Australia to outline the specific capabilities of local businesses, such as water desalination for hydrogen production and manufacturing of pipe fittings. 

This will enable the state government appropriately match South Australian businesses and workers with opportunities arising through the Hydrogen Jobs Plan and other hydrogen projects. 

From 2025 onwards, South Australia’s investment in green hydrogen is anticipated to create thousands of jobs across renewable energy projects, the development of a hydrogen export industry, and a production and storage facility near Whyalla. 

“Building on our industrial capability, we have the potential to manufacture and export premium products like green iron and green processed critical minerals, underpinned by world-class carbon accounting and greater circularity of resources,” said Susan Close, Deputy Premier for South Australia 

“This comprehensive body of work showcases the state’s existing industrial capability and capacity to support hydrogen projects, infrastructure, and investment,” she added. 

Businesses that are currently not included in the Directory are encouraged to contact ICN SA to be listed in future updates. 

To view the Directory and Statement of Capacity, visit diis.sa.gov.au.