The Energy Systems Program considers how different energy technologies interact with one another, society and the environment. The program includes the technical, economic and environmental analysis of energy networks, wholesale and retail energy markets and energy system planning.
Hydrogen and Clean Fuels
The Hydrogen and Clean Fuels Program integrates research into production, distribution and use of hydrogen in the energy system. The program studies electrolysis and clean fuel production, as well as hydrogen and clean fuel distribution and use in industrial and transport applications.
Power Generation and Transport
The Power Generation and Transport Program brings together researchers who investigate several forms of renewable and low emission power plants for stationary and mobile applications. This includes advanced wind, solar, gas turbine, reciprocating engine and energy storage technologies.
The Energy Materials Program assembles researchers working in materials science and engineering, and focuses on the discovery and optimisation of materials for energy applications. This includes materials for energy generation, storage, transport, and consumption such as hydrogen electrolysis, batteries, solar energy conversion and lighting.
The Melbourne Energy Institute's research portfolio engages over 300 researchers from disciplines including Architecture, Arts, Business & Economics, Engineering, Health, Law, Planning and Science.