The FEnEx CRC has two core and two cross-cutting research programs; Efficient LNG Value Chains (Core), Hydrogen Export and Value Chains (Core), Digital Technologies and Interoperability Operability (Cross-Cutting) and Market and Sector Development (Cross-Cutting). The projects on this page provide an overview of the project, the partners and the duration of the study. The CRC is always looking for interesting opportunities within its scope to explore topics of specific interest to organisations in the energy sector. Please contact Professor Eric May, CEO to discuss your interests.

Program 2: Fluidised-bed combustion of ammonia (NH3) for stationary combined heat and power generation (21.RP2.0059)


Being an excellent hydrogen (H2) carrier and effective and practical means of exporting Australia’s rich renewable energy resources, ammonia (NH3) can be used directly as a carbon-free fuel for transport or combined heat and power (CHP) generation. NH3 combustion emits no carbon oxides, sulphur oxides or particulate matter but the technical challenge is to combust…

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Program 3: Open Specification for Analytics Interoperability (20.RP3.0048)


Accelerating change in the energy sector is causing many companies to invest heavily in advanced analytical capabilities as a way of leveraging digital disruption to remain competitive. However, a lack of sophisticated interoperability between these technologies means companies are facing significant challenges including vendor lock-in, organisational silos, and management of change; all while being required…

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Program 4: Developing a Digital Competencies Framework (20.RP4.0041)

Digital Competencies

The success of integrated data systems across the LNG and hydrogen sectors will hinge on the ability of the workforce to use digital technologies effectively. Understanding the proficiency of the workforce across data engineering, data science, wireless and networks required for the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, automation and robotics, and cyber security systems…

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Program 3: Digital Twin ​Feasibility Study (20.RP3.0042)

Digital Twin Feasibility

Working with Enterprise Transformation Partners, UWA and Curtin University, this consortium will be exploring flexible, low-cost software solutions for digital twins that permit the accurate simulation of operational behaviour throughout LNG and hydrogen plants. The impact of identifying such flexible low-cost solutions includes the attainment of several efficiencies including real-time optimisation to minimise power consumption…

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Program 4: Net Zero Australia (20.RP4.0052)

Net Zero Australia

A two-year collaboration has begun to analyse how Australia can achieve a net zero economy by 2050. The Net Zero Australia (NZAu) project is a collaborative partnership between the University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, Princeton University and management consultancy Nous Group. It is based on Princeton University’s Net-Zero America study, which has attracted…

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