Sod turns on hydrogen training in Warrnambool

first_imgSod turns on hydrogen training in Warrnambool The first sod has officially turned on Hycel’s Hydrogen Training Testbed, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin today joining Federal Education Minister and Wannon MP, the Hon Dan Tehan at the Warrnambool Campus to mark the significant milestone.Deakin’s Hycel is a ground-breaking hydrogen research, testing and training initiative in south-west Victoria and the new Training Testbed will see South West TAFE and industry partners start to prepare a workforce ready to embrace Australia’s hydrogen economy. Plumbers, engineers and technicians, regulatory bodies and first responder agencies will soon begin training in hydrogen at Hycel.Professor Martin said Hycel’s industry-led approach focuses on developing hydrogen technologies and training that support Australia’s burgeoning hydrogen industry.“The new Hydrogen Training Testbed at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus will enable hydrogen research with exciting real-world applications. Our Warrnambool Campus continues to strengthen its reputation as a hub of innovation and expertise in science and new technology, and Hycel is leading the way,” Professor Martin said.Minister Tehan said work at the Hydrogen Training Testbed would involve research collaboration between Government, higher education and industry partners, including the City of Warrnambool and Australian Pipelines and Gas Association and Energy Networks Association.“This exciting new project at Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus is part of our Government’s plan to invest in ideas and innovation in areas of national interest to help power Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19,” Minister Tehan said.In an Australian-first, Hycel is developing a calendar of training events next year, which will demonstrate safe, expert and nationally consistent approaches to skills building for the emerging hydrogen sector.The establishment of Hycel is backed by $2 million in Federal Government funding, which was announced by Minister Tehan in December 2019. Fully funded, the Hycel Technology Hub would become a regional hub of hydrogen expertise, where hydrogen technologies are tested, manufactured, and demonstrated at scale, and technicians are trained for the hydrogen jobs of the future.Media contacts:Ailiche Goddard-CleggCommunication and Engagement CoordinatorHycel Technology HubE: [email protected] /University Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, building, communication, covid-19, Deakin University, education, federal government, Government, hydrogen economy, innovation, Minister, Professor, TAFE, technology, university, Victoria, Warrnamboollast_img

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