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Creation of Rural Hydrogen Hub on cards

Monday, 4 September 2023

We were delighted to sign a letter of agreement today with Tūaropaki Trust and Central Transport Ltd to collaborate and work together to create a rural hydrogen hub!

This milestone is another step toward our goal to use 100% renewable energy in our manufacturing.

At today’s signing, we also welcomed a hydrogen-powered forklift which we will be trialing over the next three weeks, thanks to the support of AB Equipment.

The forklift uses a hydrogen fuel cell, converting hydrogen into electricity and water. We see hydrogen technology as the key to shifting heavy equipment in our manufacturing and supply chain away from fossil fuels.

Under the agreement, the parties aim to create a rural hydrogen hub at Mokai, north of Taupō, which it is hoped can one day be scaled across the country.

The hydrogen will be produced by Halcyon Power, a joint venture between Tūaropaki Trust and Obayashi Corporation of Japan, using renewable geothermal electricity.

[Pictured L-R: Brendan Haigh (Kaitiaki, Miraka), Dave Binne (GM Energy, Tūaropaki Trust), Karl Gradon (CEO, Miraka), Brendon Cane (Managing Director CTL) and John Martin (Chief Operating Officer, Miraka).]


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