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