Port Stephens Collaboration Designs and Manufactures Game Changing Green Energy Batteries in Port Stephens

1. Game changing green energy battery designed and manufactured in Port Stephens garners international interest.


DOMESTIC energy storage has taken a step up in the right direction thanks to the development of a groundbreaking hydrogen battery which is capable of powering an average Australian home for two days.

Ampcontrol is a privately owned Company together in a collaboration with Australian startup LAVO have successfully produced a domestic hydrogen battery that pioneers the next generation of green energy storage for commercial and residential use in Port Stephens.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said, “Ampcontrol is leading the way in green energy storage systems, supporting LAVO’s world-leading hydrogen hybrid battery, and what’s most exciting about it is that it’s developed right here in regional NSW.”

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The battery was showcased to a trade mission with 14 international delegates.

Ampcontrol, Managing Director & CEO Rod Henderson said it was fantastic to showcase the region’s innovation, technology and world-class manufacturing capability to key global decision-makers.

“We have such highly skilled expertise, world-class educational facilities and ground-breaking research and development in the Hunter.

“We encourage global businesses to come here and work with us, invest in our cutting-edge technology and energy solutions, such as LAVO, and partner with the many incredible innovators we have in the Hunter,” added Mr Henderson.

“While coal mining will be here for years to come, the NSW Government is supporting development and investment in new technologies to help diversify local economies and power the state down the track,” said Mr Barilaro.

This follows the Prime Minister’s visit to the region where he backed the manufacturing industry and the manufacturing of batteries in the Hunter.

The LAVO hydrogen battery technology consists of an electrolysis system, fuel cell power, and hydrogen story array packed into one cabinet.

The integrated hybrid system combines hydrogen and rooftop solar to deliver sustainable, reliable and renewable green energy to homes and businesses.

“I’m delighted to see the inspiring work being carried out by Ampcontrol in the renewable energy space on show,” added Mr Barilaro.

Ampcontrol also showcased a stand-alone power system and an off-grid water security solution, both designed to make a meaningful improvement to the lives of people living in regional and remote communities during the delegations’ visit to Tomago.

The LAVO hydrogen battery is set to change the landscape for green powered homes not only in Australia but around the world.




2. Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently backed manufacturing of batteries in the Hunter. Photo: Marian Sampson.

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