Hydrogen energyProject QUT Hydrogen Process Research & Development
This report details key highlights and challenges of this project to date in areas such as electrolysis, gas sensing, pilot plant design and procurement.
This project aims to develop a generic, scalable and systematic process to evaluate the operational viability of decentralised and/or regional-scale renewable energy (RE) hybrid systems to generate (green) hydrogen (H2) for export. The project strategy is to build a benchmarking capacity using existing, readily available RE components to provide validated data for enterprise-scale economic modelling of performance as well as to provide a platform to test, at small pilot scale, the performance of new technologies developed through this project. The project will develop technologies in hydrogen production via electrolysis, in energy storage and in gas sensing. These technologies, when developed, will be integrated with the test-platform to benchmark against existing commercial standards. The project is tracking reasonably well given the conditions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the nature of the vendor market over the past three years.