New South Wales State Energy Minister Matt Kean has previously announced that the Hunter and Central Coast region, home to the Star Scientific Australian Berkeley Vale facility, is a key target for the development of hydrogen hubs, for which the government had committed $70 Million as part of its Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program.

Minister Kean visited Star Scientific with local MP and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch where they were given a tour of the facility and a HERO® demonstration.

Discussions centred around the importance of regulation to support the renewable energy sector in addition to the region’s readiness to be at the forefront of a hydrogen revolution.