The Australian research center CSIRO has received $1 million in government support to build a second hydrogen filling station in Melbourne. The development of hydrogen infrastructure will accelerate the transition from traditional fuels to alternative energy sources.

“As Australia looks at alternative energy sources, we know hydrogen is clean and will be cost competitive, but a major barrier to it becoming a fuel source for cars and trucks is the way we refuel and the lack of refueling infrastructure,” the CSIRO executive director. Growth, Nigel Warren said in a statement to the media. “Refueling is an important step toward eliminating that barrier.”

Only two hydrogen-powered cars are currently available locally: the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo are due to appear on local roads in the coming weeks as part of a test fleet and are not yet available to the general public.

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