A roadmap for hydrogen in New Zealand

MBIE is currently developing a roadmap that will provide a blueprint for the development of a hydrogen industry in New Zealand.

As part of the Emissions Reduction Plan, the Government committed to developing a hydrogen roadmap by 2023 to set Government objectives for hydrogen, and its potential to reduce emissions and maximise economic benefits. The roadmap will inform the New Zealand Energy Strategy, which is due to be finalised by the end of 2024.

New Zealand Energy Strategy

The roadmap will outline the pathway for a hydrogen industry in Aotearoa New Zealand that supports social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

The roadmap will explore the issues that need to be resolved for hydrogen’s use in the economy, the steps that should be taken to harness this hydrogen opportunity to support the transition to a net zero emissions economy by 2050, and when these may need to occur.

The roadmap will build on previous and related work on hydrogen, including the 2019 Vision for Hydrogen in New Zealand, the scenario modelling project report and modelling tool published by MBIE in May 2022, and the review of regulatory settings to support new uses of hydrogen.

2019 Vision for Hydrogen in New Zealand

Hydrogen modelling tool


We are currently carrying out targeted engagement on our initial approach to the roadmap, including key objectives and priorities. There will be opportunities to provide input during the development of the hydrogen roadmap.

To be kept informed of those opportunities and to receive updates on progress please register your interest.

Register your interest by email

This page will be updated with significant milestones and developments as the work progresses.

Last updated: 24 November 2022