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World Hydrogen Leader , Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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World-scale green hydrogen and ammonia in New Zealand from 2025. Hydroammonia exports from southern New ZealandHydroelectricity from Meridian’s Manapōuri power station will be used for green hydrogen production once a key supply contract between Meridian and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters expires at the end of 2024. 

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Matt Chester on Aug 5, 2021

I was going to ask what abilities New Zealand had that put it ahead of the pack, but got my answer in the article:

In New Zealand we’ve got a unique advantage. We’ve got a highly renewable electricity grid. We’ve got a robust transmission. We’ve got skilled labor. In the Southland region in particular, we’ve got industrial sites available and we’ve got access to a port. Really, we’ve got everything we need to take advantage of this opportunity.

I also wonder if there are geographical factors? Is the status of being an island nation make development of fuels like this a higher priority to reduce imports of oil, perhaps? 

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