Ark Energy partners for Hydrogen Grand Prix

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Ark Energy’s Daniel Kim, Deputy Principal Christy Guinea and Horizon Educational’s Ales Rakovsky sign the partnership agreement, watched on by Pimlico State High School’s H2GP student team.

Ark Energy supports Queensland school for Horizon's H2GP

Ark Energy has partnered with world leading education provider Horizon Fuel Cell APAC Pty Ltd (Horizon Educational) to sponsor Pimlico State High School’s participation in Australia’s inaugural Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP).

First launched by Horizon Educational in 2016, H2GP is a unique after-school program where students learn about renewable energy technologies as well as design and build remote-controlled hydrogen fuel cell electric race cars. Run over two terms, the program will culminate with Pimlico SHS’s student team competing with 20 other teams from across Australia at the Australian Finals in Gladstone in April 2023.

The Partnership Agreement was signed by Ark Energy CEO Daniel Kim, Horizon Educational’s Director of APAC Ales Rakovsky and Pimlico SHS’s Deputy Principal Christy Guinea on Wednesday, 12 October 2022.

Daniel Kim said Ark Energy was keen to see a North Queensland school participate in Australia’s inaugural H2GP and is thrilled to support Pimlico SHS.

“Ark Energy is helping its sister company, Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd (Sun Metals), decarbonise and become one of the first refiners in the world to produce ‘green’ zinc. We’re also developing the SunHQ Hydrogen Hub located at Sun Metals, which will produce and dispense green hydrogen to power five 140 tonne rated hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks that will operate between the port and the refinery. We are excited about the high-quality jobs that will emerge across the hydrogen value chain. The time to start building the knowledge, skills and expertise in renewable energy technologies and hydrogen is now,” said Mr Kim.

Ales Rakovsky said Horizon Educational is delighted to bring its H2GP to Australia.

“We have been very encouraged by the strong response we’ve received from leading industry players and schools across the country. H2GP is the only program that enables students to develop a practical understanding of renewable energy technologies, enhance their critical thinking and learn to work effectively in a team as they compete against like-minded students from other schools. Horizon Educational is committed to cultivating the skills required for the energy transition. We look forward to partnering with Ark Energy and all of our partners to make Australia’s inaugural H2GP a huge success,” said Mr Rakovsky.

The best teams from the Australian Finals will have an opportunity to compete in the 2023 H2GP World Cup. Last year 500 teams from 12 countries participated in H2GP World Cup.