Murihiku rangatahi experience a green energy future
As a part of the Science and Innovation Wānanga, Murihiku Regeneration alongside Hyundai Motors New Zealand (Southland Dealer GWD), and Professor Sally Brooker and Dr David Warren of Otago University gave Murihiku/Southland youth a view of the future.
On Tuesday 23 November, the visits began with James Hargest College, Southland Girls’ High, Southland Boys’ High and Verdon College, as well as the Southern Institute of Technology. Today we visited Aurora College and Te Wharekura o Arowhenua. We took Hyundai Motor’s new Hydrogen Nexo SUV to show off what they could soon be seen on Murihiku/Southland roads in the near future.
We expect Hydrogen to be a big part of Murihiku/Southland new future, providing a platform for a long term, sustainable economy. The enthusiasm these young people demonstrated while exploring the Hyundai Nexo and while watching a demonstration of an hydrogen electrolyser producing hydrogen from water and then being used in a fuel cell, was great to see.
We are planning more events for the New Year as we work to build an awareness of the opportunities that green energy and a decarbonised economy can provide for our youth.
Posted: 26 November 2021