Australia is aiming to accelerate and coordinate scientists’ efforts to develop hydrogen technologies by establishing 13 clusters across the country to build a competitive industry, according to Reuters.

Miranda Taylor, CEO of the state-owned National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) and the constructor of these clusters, stated that the country is seeking to identify the challenges for developing and promoting hydrogen technologies such as storage, distribution and usage of microgrids.

Taylor noted that small businesses were already starting to market their technology solutions. The clusters include universities, entrepreneurs, local governments, and Tokyo-based Cleantech Japan.

It should be noted the Australian government has allocated $383 million for hydrogen technology development.