Renewable hydrogen research grant awarded to University of Melbourne and partners

The University of Melbourne, together with University of New South Wales (UNSW), yesterday announced an $8.6 million research project investigating the performance and value of efficient, heavy duty, reciprocating engines running on renewable hydrogen.

The research will be partly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

The three-and-a-half year project will involve close collaboration with leading industry partners Energy Power Systems Australia, Meridian Energy Australia, Continental and MAN.

Professor Michael Brear is the Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute at the University of Melbourne and said the project will focus on the use of renewable hydrogen to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from power generation and transportation.

“This project is a great opportunity for the universities and our industry partners to demonstrate how advanced engines can play an important role in affordable systems that generate, transport or use renewable hydrogen,” Professor Brear said.

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