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

The incoming hydrogen boom

This week, New South Wales and Queensland have announced massive hydrogen fuel strategies, adding to the raft of policies, projects and agreements circling Australia. What are the highlights of each strategy, and how do they compare? And where are the other states headed on hydrogen fuel? New South Wales New South Wales unveiled a hydrogen … Continue reading The incoming hydrogen boom

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

Australia’s hydrogen future has arrived

In 1874, science fiction author Jules Verne set out a prescient vision that has inspired governments and entrepreneurs in the 145 years since. In his book The Mysterious Island, Verne wrote of a world where “water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish … Continue reading Australia’s hydrogen future has arrived