AMSL Aero chief engineer Andrew Moore, chair Chris Smallhorn, and COO Siobhan Lyndon

Hydrogen aircraft startup AMSL Aero lands its first customer

- February 6, 2024 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup AMSL Aero, which has designed and built a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by hydrogen, has sold its first 10 aircraft to a commercial client. Aviation Logistics, which operates spanning regional passenger services, charter, freight and aeromedical flights, paid deposits on 10 aircraft, with the option to buy 10 more,… Read more »

HydGene Renewables cofounders Robert Willows, Louise Brown, Kerstin Petroll, and Tony Jerkovic

Macquarie Uni spinout HydGene Renewables raises $6 million

- June 20, 2023 3 MIN READ

Green hydrogen startup HydGene Renewables, has raised $6 million to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels to produce the energy source. The round into the Macquarie University synthetic biology spinout was led by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s Clean Energy Innovation Fund, which chipped in $2 million, and specialist UK investor Agronomics. HydGene’s technology is… Read more »

Ed Husic

Budget gives startups $392 million fund to commercialise ideas, plus $101m for quantum and AI

- May 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

The 2023 federal budget has earmarked $392 million Industry Growth Program in advice and grants for startups and small businesses, to help them commercialise their ideas. The announcement by federal treasurer Jim Chalmers in the 2023 budget on Tuesday night is part of more than $500 million in funding that science and industry minister Ed Husic… Read more »

Herik Labs rocket

Queensland University engineers are entering the space race with clean, green 3D-printed rocket engines

- March 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

A team of University of Queensland (UQ) engineers who designed a sustainable and affordable 3D-printed rocket engine has won two awards for their invention Herik Labs won the Entrepreneur of the Year and People’s Choice awards at the UQ’s Ventures ilab Accelerator Pitch Night for their oxygen and hydrogen-powered engine. Made in a fraction of… Read more »

RMIT Hydrogen researchers
Climate Tech

RMIT researchers have found a cheaper way to make green hydrogen from seawater

- February 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Scientists at RMIT have made a breakthrough by developing a cheaper and more energy-efficient way to make hydrogen directly from seawater, without needing to desalinate the water. Hydrogen has long been touted as a sustainable alternative fuel and a potential solution to critical energy challenges, particularly for industries that are more difficult to transition to… Read more »


Green hydrogen startup raises $1.38 million from crowdfunding

- June 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Aspiring green hydrogen producer LINE Hydrogen has raised $1.38 million from crowdfunding as it looks to play its part in Australia’s renewable energy mix. The Tasmanian startup, alongside the Bell Bay Solar Farm, is hoping to become one of Australia’s first 100% renewable commercial-scale hydrogen producers and distributors, with production beginning in early 2023. LINE’s… Read more »

Tesla Model

Labor pledges to double investment in electric and hydrogen vehicles to $500 million if it wins the election

- May 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has pledged to double the government’s $250 million Future Fuels Fund to $500 million to boost electric vehicle uptake and infrastructure if it wins the federal election on May 21.  The ALP’s ‘Driving the Nation’ policy also embraces hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure, and hopes to make EVs more affordable and easier to charge, as… Read more »

Liquid Hydrogen ship
Other tech

Green hydrogen is coming – and Australia’s regions could thrive on a new export industry

- January 21, 2022 4 MIN READ

You might remember hearing a lot about green hydrogen last year, as global pressure mounted on Australia to take stronger action on climate change ahead of the COP26 Glasgow summit last November. The government predicts green hydrogen exports and domestic use could be worth up to A$50 billion within 30 years, helping the world achieve… Read more »