Greater Springfield will be home to Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing facility, further boosting Queensland’s growing hydrogen industry and creating hundreds of new local jobs.

LAVO Hydrogen Technology’s new $15 million facility is supported by the Queensland Government’s Invested in Queensland program.

The fuel cells will be manufactured here in Australia by LAVO under a joint venture agreement with the fuel cell developer, Netherlands-based Nedstack. They will form part of the world’s first hydrogen energy storage system for homes and businesses, developed in Australia by LAVO and the University of New South Wales.

The project will support up to 200 local jobs during the construction phase and will create almost 170 long-term operational jobs when production at the new facility ramps up.

Queensland is a global energy powerhouse with its abundance of sunshine, clean water and open skies attracting investment opportunities that will firmly establish our state’s reputation as Australia’s home for hydrogen production.

Last updated: 29 October 2022