Toll Group leads the industry in hydrogen-fuel accessibility and adoption

Tuesday, 1 March 2022 – Toll Group today announces the company’s partnership with Viva Energy Australia to launch Australia’s most ambitious hydrogen mobility project. 
Image from the New Energy Service Station launch in Geelong, Victoria, on Tuesday 1 March, 2022. Left to right: Leigh Obradovic, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs (Toll Group), Zed Ivankovic, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer (Toll Group), The Hon. Tim Wilson MP, Assistant Minister to Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, and Gary Allen, interim EGM, Resources and Industrials (Toll Group).

The demonstration project will see the development of a New Energy Service Station in Geelong, Victoria. The station will be Australia’s first publicly accessible, dedicated heavy vehicle hydrogen refuelling station and is expected to commence operations in late 2023. Viva Energy’s new facility will also offer battery electric vehicle recharging, bringing together zero emission technologies to support Australia’s energy transition. 

Toll Group will provide two hydrogen-powered prime movers deployed for the delivery of Viva Energy liquid fuels to its customers across South Western Victoria.

Toll Group envisions that this project will be a catalyst for a network of hydrogen refueling stations from Geelong to Sydney and onto Brisbane. “We’re proud to lead the industry and partner with Viva Energy to develop the future of zero-emissions transport for heavy vehicles. We believe in the potential for hydrogen to deliver a carbon free energy solution for the transport industry and this project is our first step on this journey,” said Thomas Knudsen, Toll Group’s Managing Director. 

The project received a $22.8m grant from the federally funded Advancing Renewables Program through ARENA. In addition, the Victorian Government contributed $1 million to the infrastructure build of the project via its Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund.

“We’re grateful for the hydrogen vehicle funding support provided by the federal government through ARENA and for the Victorian Government’s contribution to the project. Collaboration between government and industry is the best way to advance Australia’s renewable energy goals and for industry to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Mr Knudsen. 

The new station, located on the corner of Station Street and the Princes Highway at the entrance to Geelong Refinery, will be Australia’s first publicly accessible hydrogen refuelling location for heavy vehicles. 

 

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For more info about the New Energy Service Station, please view Viva Energy’s website here: https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/energy-hub/new-energies-service-station-project

 

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