A new AUD$10.6m research cluster to support Australia’s drive towards a sustainable hydrogen economy will be launched at CSIRO’s Energy Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales today.
The cluster is part of the of the AUD$97m Flagship Collaboration Fund designed to help the wider Australian research community address national challenges. The funding was specifically allocated to enhance collaboration between CSIRO, Australian universities and other publicly funded research agencies.
This research cluster aims to assemble Australian experts in hydrogen generation, solid-state storage and utilisation (fuel cell) technology into a coherent, focused effort.
The research, coordinated through the Energy Transformed Flagship, aims to develop new materials that improve the efficiency and economics of hydrogen generation, storage and end use.
Led by hydrogen materials specialist Dr Andrew Dicks of The University of Queensland, the cluster includes a total of 12 participating Australian universities and publicly funded research agencies.