Video transcript of the Aqua Aerem stakeholder engagement event

[People talking before the Aqua Aerem stakeholder engagement event]

[Jim McKay on screen and voiceover]

[On screen text: Jim McKay, Executive Director, Office of Sustainable Energy]

Mr Reiter and Mr Ward are here today from Aqua Aerem.

Who are leading the way in the Northern Territory on our hydrogen journey towards 50% renewables by 2030 and zero net emissions by 2050.

The ability to create hydrogen requires a reasonable amount of water and it's important for us to have a sustainable source of water and particularly in arid regions that can be quite a challenge.

The technology we have today from Aqua Aerem is about establishing a sustainable water source that can produce renewable hydrogen. In a way that is suitable in a Territory context and positions well for future exports.

[Gerard Reiter on screen and voiceiver]

Hi, I'm Gerard Reiter. I'm a co-founder of Aqua Aerem.

What you see behind me is the Aqua Aerem trial unit.

Aqua Aerem was really formed to commercialise the water capture technology.

For two purposes, one was to help local communities in water stressed areas but also to look at other applications such as renewable hydrogen.

[Gerard discussing and demonstrating the equipment]

At Aqua Aerem, we've made a patented technology which allows us to capture water from the atmosphere.

We can use that water for various purposes including agriculture, community uses and also for renewable hydrogen.

The purpose of this unit here is to make sure we can see how much water we can produce and we are able to then scale it up to industrial quantities of water.

Some of which can be used for community and also some of that will be used for hydrogen production, renewable fuels which is the way of the future.

Our technology solves that because actually what we're doing is capturing water from the atmosphere in situ.

And that means we're not actually tapping into the existing agricultural use or the existing community use.

In terms of the Northern Territory, the question becomes why are we here?

Well, in the Northern Territory you have some unique resources.

One of the ones that is most unique is what is called direct normal irradiation which is effectively the amount of sunlight you receive.

This unit here is intended to go down to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, so we can make measurements of the unit operating in arid environments.

[Jim on screen and voiceover]

The opportunity to produce hydrogen means the Northern Territory will be able to diversify renewable energy resources.

Renewable hydrogen technology compliments our world class solar resources and helps the Northern Territory Government achieve its 50% renewable target by 2030 and zero net emissions by 2050.

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