The drive to put hydrogen on South Australian roads

The potential for hydrogen to become an industrial-scale fuel is being touted as an essential state election issue for South Australia. Business SA CEO Martin Haese says the time has come to be decisive in establishing clean, green, circular economies. And hydrogen, he says, is bursting with potential. The advocacy group’s Pre-Election Charter22 report details … Continue reading The drive to put hydrogen on South Australian roads

Spice up your solar

Chilli is known to have a range of health benefits, from reducing infections to improving digestive performance. But here’s one you probably didn’t know: it appears a pinch of capsaicin – the chemical compound that gives chillies their spice – may also improve perovskite solar cells. Perovskites are a class of human-made compounds with the … Continue reading Spice up your solar

The biggest engineering challenge

I want you to imagine a highway exclusively devoted to delivering the world’s energy. Each lane is restricted to trucks that carry one of the world’s seven large-scale sources of primary energy: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, solar and wind. Our current energy security comes at a price, the carbon dioxide emissions from the … Continue reading The biggest engineering challenge

Splitting hydrogen just got cheaper

Hydrogen-powered cars may soon become more than just a novelty after a UNSW-led team of scientists demonstrated a much cheaper and sustainable way to create the hydrogen required to power them. In research published in Nature Communications, scientists from UNSW Sydney, Griffith University and Swinburne University of Technology showed that capturing hydrogen by splitting it … Continue reading Splitting hydrogen just got cheaper