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Project Announcement: Enabling large scale hydrogen storage

July 20, 2022

Project Announcement: Enabling large scale hydrogen storage

Hydrogen will play an important role in the energy transition as an energy carrier for Australia and globally. Moreover, Australia also has great opportunities to export hydrogen given its geographical and natural resources’ strengths. In this context, large-scale hydrogen storage in the subsurface has been proposed in existing salt caverns, depleted oil and gas reservoirs…

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Metal-Hydrides Conference, Perth – Calls for Abstracts Deadline 31 July 2022

July 19, 2022

Metal-Hydrides Conference, Perth – Calls for Abstracts Deadline 31 July 2022

A Call for Abstracts for the 17th International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems is now open. Hydrogen is currently heralded as a future major energy carrier in Australia. The National Hydrogen Strategy of Australia sets a vision for a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry with expectations to become a major player in the hydrogen…

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New findings from FEnEx CRC and UWA research show an 8% higher recovery rate of helium using non-cryogenic methods

July 18, 2022

New findings from FEnEx CRC and UWA research show an 8% higher recovery rate of helium using non-cryogenic methods

FEnEx CRC and The University of Western Australia researchers Roman Weh, Gongkui Xiao, Ehsan Sadeghi Pouya and Eric May have found there is an 8% higher recovery rate of helium using non-cryogenic methods. Low-cost helium recovery processes optimised for unconventional sources e.g. small-scale natural gas (NG) reservoirs offer a new approach to meeting growing demand….

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Project Announcement: Avoiding sulphur compound freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production

June 24, 2022

Project Announcement: Avoiding sulphur compound freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production

During the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG), impurities within the gas stream can freeze-out and block the cryogenic heat exchangers that are critical to liquefaction. Although sulphur compounds are ubiquitous contaminants of natural gas, there is very little existing experimental data that can be used to accurately characterise the freeze-out of these compounds. This…

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Future-proofing Australia’s energy exports

June 20, 2022

Future-proofing Australia’s energy exports

Future Energy Exports CRC CEO Eric May summarises his takeaways from the 2022 FEnEx CRC annual conference: I recently spent two days with some of our nation’s leading researchers and industry experts asking the big questions about future-proofing Australia’s energy exports through LNG decarbonisation and hydrogen cost-reduction. “Stimulating” and “like drinking from a fire-hose” were some of…

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3 Minute Thesis Competition creates a Buzz at the FEnEx CRC Conference

June 13, 2022

3 Minute Thesis Competition creates a Buzz at the FEnEx CRC Conference

The 3 Minute Thesis competition is the opportunity for PhD scholars to translate often complex concepts into easy-to-understand sound bites for the general population. The Future Energy Exports CRC PhD scholars were invited to take part in the competition prior to the inaugural conference in Fremantle with the promise of an international travel voucher to…

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Project Announcement: Avoiding and remediating heavy hydrocarbon freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production

May 6, 2022

Project Announcement: Avoiding and remediating heavy hydrocarbon freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production

Despite the ubiquity of heavy hydrocarbons in natural gas process streams, there are few studies of freeze-out in industrial natural gas mixtures that contain multiple heavy hydrocarbon species. This leads to uncertainties around the optimal methods for blockage avoidance and remediation. This project will generate new freeze-out and melting data for heavy hydrocarbons in industrial gas samples using state-of-the-art…

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Project Announcement: Bridging blue and green hydrogen

April 7, 2022

Project Announcement: Bridging blue and green hydrogen

In this project researchers will establish a base case scenario in which hydrogen is generated with an electrolyser and is co-located with a combined cycle power plant (CCPP) running off natural gas and which acts in a firming capacity – oxygen is emitted in this case. This arrangement will be tested against different levels of…

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Project Announcement: Thermophysical Properties of Hydrogen Enriched Natural Gas

March 30, 2022

Project Announcement: Thermophysical Properties of Hydrogen Enriched Natural Gas

This project will focus on the blending hydrogen into natural gas pipeline networks as a means of delivering hydrogen to markets. Mixing hydrogen into natural gas pipelines requires several considerations regarding the compression of this mixture, the use of the mixture as a fuel (for example, in gas turbines), and the impact of pipeline capacity…

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Project Announcement: Paths to a sustainable hydrogen supply chain

March 26, 2022

Project Announcement: Paths to a sustainable hydrogen supply chain

This project will develop a web-based tool which is convenient and intuitive to use. It will be adaptable to variable user inputs and supply chain component preferences and will output a detailed overview of the dispensed hydrogen total (and component) costs as well as collective technological readiness. Currently such cost estimate forecasting is largely done…

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