Report: Summary of ARENA Funded Hydrogen R&D Projects (PDF 251KB)
This Summary Report provides a high level account of each of the 16 projects funded in ARENA’s 2018 Hydrogen Research and Development funding round, including outcomes and next steps.
The hydrogen production projects included in this round of ARENA funding investigated several different methods for hydrogen production, including some novel hybrid approaches that ultimately aimed to minimise or substitute electrical energy input with direct renewable energy sources. Currently, the cost of electricity from renewable energy sources is the most significant driver of electrolysis cost and is a barrier to reducing hydrogen production costs. Therefore, the improved efficiencies and alternative pathways for hydrogen production developed in this funding round are critical to achieving viable hydrogen production costs.