Hydrogen Export and Value Chains (core)

Decarbonisation by energy importers presents an opportunity for Australia to leverage the know-how, capability, infrastructure and supply chains of our existing LNG industry, and build on our world-class renewable energy resources to establish a global leading position in the nascent Hydrogen Export industry.

Much like the efforts that supported the LNG Export industry four decades ago, development of the Hydrogen export industry will require Export-class infrastructure systems, operations and procedures to be defined over the next decade.

This is the core mission of Program 2 Hydrogen Export, which will focus on addressing the following research challenges:

  • Processing and delivery methods for cost-effective large-scale Hydrogen Export
  • Target Export markets, including key applications and requirements
  • Supply chain architecture, design and operations
  • Export-class systems and technologies for hydrogen production, storage and delivery
  • Mapping future world-scale hydrogen export regions

The supply chain architecture component will balance Hydrogen Exports with domestic requirements, and the opportunity to integrate national electricity and natural gas networks, for increased reliability, energy security, affordability and decarbonisation.

FEnEx CRC Commonwealth Milestones for Program 2

Projects

21.RP2.0059 Fluidised-bed combustion of ammonia (NH3) for stationary combined heat and power generation

21.RP2.0060 Direct ammonia reduction of iron ore

21.RP2.0061 Fully DC Microgrid for Green Hydrogen Production

21.RP2.0062 Hydrogen 4:0 Design and Development of Cyber-Physical Systems for an Interoperable Renewable Hydrogen Plant