Orora helps pioneer sustainability agenda

Australian metal packaging specialist Orora has joined an initiative to help shape clean energy innovation as a founding member of the new South Australian Hub-to-Hub Hydrogen Technology Cluster.

Orora has joined the initiative as a founding member of the South Australian Hub-to-Hub (SA-H2H) Hydrogen Technology Cluster, led by EfficientSee and Mumford Commercial Consulting.

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) recently announced the launch of 13 regional clusters across Australia to form a national network for Australian hydrogen technology, expertise and innovation. NERA is investing AUD $1.85M to establish the clusters across all states and territories that will facilitate the development of new capability in hydrogen focused technologies for Australia.

According to the Australian Hydrogen Council, hydrogen provides a new way to store and transport energy and it can do this with no carbon emissions.

Simon Bromell, Group General Manager of Orora Beverage, said the cluster is a great opportunity for Orora to join a team that is helping move Australia towards a more sustainable energy future.

“Orora is committed to becoming a leading sustainable packaging solutions provider, with sustainability core to Orora’s approach for reducing its impact on society and the environment.

“As a sponsor and founding member of the South Australian cluster, Orora has the opportunity to help shape the future direction of hydrogen-focussed technology development in the region.”

The SA-H2H Hydrogen Technology Cluster will promote supply chain innovation, manufacturing, and commercialisation of hydrogen focused technologies in South Australia.

Orora joins founding supporters comprising SMEs and industry and government representatives, including NERA, The Government of South Australian (Department for Energy & Mining), SAGE Group, Santos, SIMEC Energy Australia, OZ Minerals, Tonsley Innovation District, Vibe Energy, Clean Peak Energy, Clean Carbon, GPA Engineering, Greenhill Energy, HYDI Hydrogen, Inside Infrastructure, EfficientSee and Mumford Commercial Consulting.

The development of a national hydrogen cluster was identified by the COAG Energy Council’s 2019 National Hydrogen Strategy as an important component to scale up Australia’s domestic industry to become a global hydrogen competitor.

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