Undergraduate Project: Hydrogen fuels for decarbonisation




Hydrogen can help to decarbonise energy exports, industrial processes and heavy freight as the global energy system moves to transition away from fossil fuels. Interest in hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel has been growing nationally, and internationally. In May 2021, the Australian Government approved funding of more than $100 million for three large-scale renewable hydrogen plants, which will be among the biggest in the world. 

The Hydrogen Project, part of the ANU's Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge, has the goal of creating the expert technical, socio-economic, and political knowledge necessary for Australia to become a major exporter of zero-carbon renewable fuels based on hydrogen. This transdisciplinary project draws on energy experts from accross the University.

Engineering undergraduate students can work with supervisors to define a project in the fast moving and interdisciplinary area of clean hydrogen. Previous projects have included:

  • A feasibility study on establishing a Hydrogen Corridor along the Great Australian Bight 
  • A Technoeconomic Analysis of Solar Hydrogen Production with a Coupled and Decoupled Photovoltaic-Electrolysis System
  • The impact of Shipping and Land Usage on Supplying Hydrogen to Japan from Australia
  • Modelling of Hydrogen Production from Renewable Energy 
  • Projecting Potential Policy Impacts onto Alkaline Electrolysers

Please contact Dr Fiona J Beck to discuss opportunities

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