Work to create a hydrogen hub in the Hunter will be accelerated with the establishment of a collaboration platform to bring together potential hydrogen producers and users.
The platform will connect sophisticated market players with new and emerging hydrogen users to fuel the development of hydrogen hubs in NSW.
"Green hydrogen will play a massive role in our future economic prosperity and decarbonising our economy," Energy Minister Matt Kean said.
"We know that the best way to make green hydrogen commercially viable is to get to scale as quickly as possible."
The hubs will provide groups of hydrogen users common infrastructure for the local production, use and distribution.