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.

Capabilities

  • Process engineering and techno-economics of hydrogen production from renewables and fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Advanced gas turbine and reciprocating engine systems running on hydrogen and hydrogen-derived fuels
  • Assessment of hydrogen integration into the natural gas network, including Power to Gas (P2G) concepts
  • Catalysis and process engineering of converting hydrogen to clean liquid fuels
  • Sub-surface storage of hydrogen

Impact

  • Reciprocating engine research with hydrogen and synthesis gas fuelling for Caterpillar, Ford and other partners
  • Support to the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) National Hydrogen Strategy
  • Provision of expert advice to the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain
    (HESC) Project
  • Optimisation of integrated energy systems featuring hydrogen for the Future Fuels CRC and other partners

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