Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia

Promoting the development and adoption of Zero Carbon Hydrogen in Australia

On 2 August 2019, the Smart Energy Council and the Australian Association of Hydrogen Energy (AAHE) announced the formation of Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia, a new force for advocacy and action to support the development of the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia.

Operating as a division of the council, Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia will advocate for the development of the hydrogen industry in Australia including:

  • The uptake of renewable hydrogen products and projects in Australia;
  • The design and delivery of a rigorous certification scheme for renewable hydrogen and downstream products;
  • Bidding to bring the World Hydrogen Energy Conference to Australia; and
  • Engaging in the development of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy


Membership for Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia is incorporated into Smart Energy Council membership, you can opt-in to communications, networking and events related to hydrogen.

Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia is local, but our reach is global, and our memberships are open to individuals and corporate bodies who want to actively support and/or promote:

  • The uptake of hydrogen and hydrogen technologies in Australia, and internationally
  • Informing and connecting engineers and other industry professionals in the energy business
  • Engaging with and connecting academic researchers, students and others to the renewable energy industry.

Become a Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia member

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The Mission

As a division of the Smart Energy Council, Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia advocates for the development of the industry and the uptake of hydrogen.

The division seeks to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean and sustainable fuel and energy storage medium in Australia.

We support this essential work by designing, organising and hosting a range of paid and free events including seminars, workshops, conferences and webinars.

Our Work

Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia’s program of work focuses on:

  • Promoting the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier;
  • Safety and standards development;
  • Further developing and supporting Australia’s export market potential including partner activity,
  • Policy development and the integration of zero carbon hydrogen in the Australian energy economy; and
  • The development and deployment of hydrogen energy technologies, such as fuel cells
  • Raising awareness and designing & delivering events 


Our essential program of work in 2021-2022 includes:

  • Advocacy and awareness campaign for hydrogen;
  • Delivering high quality seminars and workshops in key locations and online;
  • Developing an industry-led Guarentee of Origin scheme for renewable hydrogen, ammonia, and metals

Zero Carbon Certification Scheme

The industry-led Guarantee of Origin style scheme which promotes the uptake and distribution of renewable hydrogen products and their derivatives in Australia and overseas
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Renewable Hydrogen Offtake Forum - Event Recordings

Key insights and critical knowledge for current and prospective project developers, those involved in legal or financial processes, advocacy and policy groups, consultants, and others seeking clarity on issues related to renewable hydrogen.


Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical in our world, it can be processed into an energy carrier using a renewable method such as electrolysis, or traditionally through steam reformation. 
The produced hydrogen can be safely stored and used in a multitude of ways including in power generation and energy storage, as fuel for hydrogen vehicles, or as a feedstock for chemical products.

Watch a video explaining Hydrogen energy here.

The Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE) was formed in late 2009 as the national association promoting the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, its integration in the Australian energy economy, and the development and deployment of hydrogen energy technologies, such as fuel cells.

Building on the success of the 2008 World Hydrogen Energy Conference, held in Brisbane, the AAHE has been established to represent a wide range of Australian stakeholders, from industry and academia, to federal, state and local government, that have an interest in hydrogen and its role in clean energy and transportation.

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To see our current event schedule or to register, please click here.

Click here to view our previous webinars.

Memberships & Events

Any enquiries regarding Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia events, activities or membership should be directed to Scott Hamilton, Senior Advisor, Renewable Hydrogen on e:, or on m: +61 467 848 948.


Any enquiries regarding the Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia advocacy program should be directed to Wayne Smith, Government Relations Manager on e:, or on m: +61 417 141 812.