Projects

FEnEx CRC connects research universities, international participants and industry partners from across the supply chain to collaborate on projects across four research programs: Efficient LNG Value Chains (Core), Hydrogen Export and Value Chains (Core), Digital Technologies and Interoperability (Cross-Cutting), and Market and Sector Development (Cross-Cutting).

We are continually developing our project portfolio and looking for opportunities within scope. Please contact Professor Eric May, CEO, to discuss potential collaboration with FEnEx CRC.

Design of a Proof-of-Concept Magnetic Refrigeration Testing Facility for LH2 (23.RP2.0184)

Design of a Proof-of-Concept Magnetic Refrigeration Testing Facility for LH2 (23.RP2.0184)

This project will provide a detailed design for a proposed lab-scale testing facility.

Hydrate Detection System for LNG and Gas Plants (24.RP1.0203)

Hydrate Detection System for LNG and Gas Plants (24.RP1.0203)

This project will explore potential for deployment of an online hydrate detection system (HDS) at key locations…

H2 Magnetocaloric Liquefaction using Polycrystalline Holmium – Proof of Concept (24.RP2.0202)

H2 Magnetocaloric Liquefaction using Polycrystalline Holmium – Proof of Concept (24.RP2.0202)

This project aims to realize the Proof of Concept experiment (POC) for hydrogen liquefaction through a magnetocaloric cycle (refrigeration) based on polycrystalline holmium (Ho).

An enabling or constraining force for Net Zero: How organisations and industry bodies can respond to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) scenarios (24.RP4.0196)

An enabling or constraining force for Net Zero: How organisations and industry bodies can respond to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) scenarios (24.RP4.0196)

The findings from this research will support governments, organisations and industries that plan to use CCS to support emissions reductions programs and will contribute to Australia’s pathway to Net Zero by 2050.

Avoiding and remediating heavy hydrocarbon freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production (22.RP1.0124)

Avoiding and remediating heavy hydrocarbon freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production (22.RP1.0124)

Enhancing the understanding of heavy hydrocarbons’ freeze-out behaviour.

Net Zero Australia (21.RP4.0052)

Net Zero Australia (21.RP4.0052)

A highly detailed analysis of five distinct pathways to net-zero emissions by 2050, including the costs and benefits of each scenario.

Using big data and strategic communication to support the hydrogen industry’s evolution in Australia (21.RP4.0104)

Using big data and strategic communication to support the hydrogen industry’s evolution in Australia (21.RP4.0104)

An analysis of hydrogen industry narratives in Australia’s news and social media.

Evaluating fugitive emissions sensing technologies (22.RP1.0146)

Evaluating fugitive emissions sensing technologies (22.RP1.0146)

A review and analysis of current methods for determining fugitive emissions in LNG plants.

Vapour Liquid Equilibrium Measurements & Solid Formation Tests in Industrial Mix (23.RP1.0167)

Vapour Liquid Equilibrium Measurements & Solid Formation Tests in Industrial Mix (23.RP1.0167)

Understanding of phase behaviour of a mixed refrigerant and determining the optimum reliable predictive model of its thermodynamic properties.

A technical and economic assessment of underground hydrogen storage in Western Australia (23.RP2.0176)

A technical and economic assessment of underground hydrogen storage in Western Australia (23.RP2.0176)

This project aims to deliver the following four outcomes: Identification of the depleted gas reservoirs for underground hydrogen storage and compressed air storage in Perth…

Kwinana Energy Transformation Hub (KETH)

Kwinana Energy Transformation Hub (KETH)

A unique research and demonstration facility for de-risking innovative clean energy and decarbonisation technologies at pilot scale.

Decarbonising Ironmaking with Australian Renewable Hydrogen and WA Iron Ores (23.RP2.0157)

Decarbonising Ironmaking with Australian Renewable Hydrogen and WA Iron Ores (23.RP2.0157)

Hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3) serve as more practical and effective means of harvesting, storing and exporting Australia’s abundance renewable energy and can also be…

Low Pressure, Low Temperature Liquefied CO2 Transportation Technology for CCUS Demonstrations: Phase 1 (23.RP1.0177)

Low Pressure, Low Temperature Liquefied CO2 Transportation Technology for CCUS Demonstrations: Phase 1 (23.RP1.0177)

Exploring the technical feasibility and operability of low pressure and low temperature liquefied CO2 transportation technology.

Supporting the Australian director community’s pathway to Net Zero by 2050 (23.RP4.0160)

Supporting the Australian director community’s pathway to Net Zero by 2050 (23.RP4.0160)

Equipping directors with deeper knowledge and best practice approaches to lead and implement strategies across corporate Australia to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

Feasibility Study of a Fugitive Methane Emissions Sensor (23.RP1.0171)

Feasibility Study of a Fugitive Methane Emissions Sensor (23.RP1.0171)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have resulted in global warming issue, and methane emission is the second largest part of the GHG emissions. For natural gas…

Thermophysical properties and simulation of mixed refrigerants used for the hydrogen liquefaction process (23.RP2.0161)

Thermophysical properties and simulation of mixed refrigerants used for the hydrogen liquefaction process (23.RP2.0161)

Current hydrogen liquefiers’ energy consumption is between (11.9 and 15.0) kWh/kgLH2, and liquefaction cost is between (2.5 and 3.0) US$/kgLH2. In comparison, liquefied natural gas’s…

Design of pressure-relief systems for CCS plants (22.RP1.0116)

Design of pressure-relief systems for CCS plants (22.RP1.0116)

Investigating the process design of CCS pressure-relief systems to improve CSS safety.

Pilot demonstration and field development design of non-cryogenic low-cost helium production (22.RP1.0135)

Pilot demonstration and field development design of non-cryogenic low-cost helium production (22.RP1.0135)

Global demand for helium has been growing for over a decade due to its importance in many applications central to modern economies such as medical…

A technical, economic and environmental assessment of clean marine fuel options and industries for Australia (22.RP4.0126)

A technical, economic and environmental assessment of clean marine fuel options and industries for Australia (22.RP4.0126)

Examining how the adoption of different, prospective clean marine fuels will perform technically, economically and environmentally when deployed i) from today to the mid-2030s in both new and retrofitted ships and ii) from the mid-2030s to the 2050s in new ships.

Simulation and testing of cryogenic ortho-para conversion in hydrogen liquefaction processes (22.RP2.0125)

Simulation and testing of cryogenic ortho-para conversion in hydrogen liquefaction processes (22.RP2.0125)

Hydrogen liquefaction is a highly energy intensive process. Therefore, efficient hydrogen liquefaction processes are a priority for establishing future energy markets. When compared with established…

Requirements, specifications and piloting of interoperable ecosystem cluster management (22.RP3.0120)

Requirements, specifications and piloting of interoperable ecosystem cluster management (22.RP3.0120)

Developing, extending, and validating OIIE Specifications and Standards for facilitating ecosystem and cluster management.

Green hydrogen for road transport in Western Australia (21.RP2.0094)

Green hydrogen for road transport in Western Australia (21.RP2.0094)

Implementing a pilot program to contribute to the development of the complete industry supply chain for hydrogen fuelled heavy haul vehicles in WA.

Asset Reliability and Risk Interoperability to Optimise Maintenance Execution and Improve Risk Management of Energy Producers (21.RP3.0106)

Asset Reliability and Risk Interoperability to Optimise Maintenance Execution and Improve Risk Management of Energy Producers (21.RP3.0106)

Demonstrating the benefit of using standards-based interoperable interfaces to bridge the gap between siloed reliability and risk models.

Avoiding sulphur compound freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production (22.RP1.0115)

Avoiding sulphur compound freeze-out in liquefied natural gas production (22.RP1.0115)

Generating new freeze-out and solid-phase-stability data for LNG-relevant sulphur compounds at industrially pertinent concentrations.

Thermophysical Properties of Hydrogen Enriched Natural Gas (21.RP2.0093)

Thermophysical Properties of Hydrogen Enriched Natural Gas (21.RP2.0093)

Thermophysical property data for pure hydrogen and its related mixtures are essential to design the process equipment required for production, liquefaction, storage and transport. However,…

Enabling Large-Scale Hydrogen Underground Storage in Porous Media (21.RP2.0091)

Enabling Large-Scale Hydrogen Underground Storage in Porous Media (21.RP2.0091)

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…

Bridging Blue and Green Hydrogen (21.RP2.0085)

Bridging Blue and Green Hydrogen (21.RP2.0085)

Challenge Despite reducing costs associated with the production of green hydrogen, the production of blue hydrogen remains cheaper and is frequently considered as a transitional…

Paths to a sustainable hydrogen supply chain (21.RP2.0065)

Paths to a sustainable hydrogen supply chain (21.RP2.0065)

A Hydrogen Pathways App to explore and analyse the different stages of the hydrogen supply chain.

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

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

Hydrogen is expected to be the energy of the future. The hydrogen market opens up a great opportunity for Australia to become one of the…

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

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

Researching the transition from AC to fully DC microgrids for green hydrogen production.

Direct Ammonia Reduction of Iron Ore (21.RP2.0060)

Direct Ammonia Reduction of Iron Ore (21.RP2.0060)

Researching and developing the use of ammonia as a reliable renewable reductant for direct raw iron making.

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

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

Advancing knowledge and technology to develop an end-use market of ammonia as a fuel for power generation to support Australia’s renewable H2 export industry.

Open Specification for Analytics Interoperability (20.RP3.0048)

Open Specification for Analytics Interoperability (20.RP3.0048)

Identifying high priority use cases to develop the industry-wide standards necessary to ensure interoperability of new digital technologies for LNG and hydrogen export.

Digital Twin ​Feasibility Study (20.RP3.0042)

Digital Twin ​Feasibility Study (20.RP3.0042)

Exploring flexible, low-cost software solutions using digital twins for accurate simulation of operational behaviour in LNG and hydrogen plants.

Developing a Digital Competencies Framework (20.RP4.0041)

Developing a Digital Competencies Framework (20.RP4.0041)

Enhancing comprehension of digital competencies within the LNG and hydrogen workforces to aid companies (small and large), governments and educators in anticipating gaps and fostering future knowledge growth.

Future Energy Exports CRC Foundation Fellows

Future Energy Exports CRC Foundation Fellows

The FEnEx CRC Foundation Fellows are the academic glue behind the four integrated programs. These post-doctoral staff define, implement and support various projects across programs…