Our Major Partners
The ARC Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy (GlobH2E) is an innovative, five-year research and research training program. It will develop new, cost-effective hydrogen technologies and new research-based engineering and business skills that will transform Australia’s energy industry into a hydrogen powerhouse.
The centre’s research will transform the Australian energy (and other) industries by building enduring research and industry capacity in hydrogen production and supply chains. By taking action, ARC GlobH2E could add billions to the Australian economy. The centre will position Australia as a clean energy export nation, in hydrogen itself, advanced hydrogen technologies and associated knowledge-based services, hydrogen standards and green energy trading.
ARC GlobH2E will benefit Australia environmentally and economically. It will do this by supporting higher penetration of renewable energy generation, electricity grid stabilisation, reduced carbon emissions, lower costs of energy, new venture creation and business competitiveness and growth.
Coregas is the only Australian industrial gas company, manufacturing gases locally and distributing them across Australia and New Zealand. Coregas are deeply involved in the hydrogen energy space, including participation in a pilot project to export hydrogen from Australia to Japan. Coregas is hosting a demonstration site for the technologies developed at HERC and collaborating in the commercialisation of HERC’s technologies.
GHD is a global professional services company with expertise in engineering, construction and architecture. Established in 1928, GHD’s vision is to address humanity’s most urgent needs, ensuring that water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come. GHD are a significant participant in the global energy transition, involved in numerous future energy projects. This includes HERC’s spin-off technology, LAVO™. GHD is supporting us with the compliance and certification of the prototypes developed at HERC.
I2CNER is part of Japan’s World Premier International Research Centre Initiative (WPI). These WPI centres are preeminent research institutes staffed by a core of the world's most prominent researchers. The International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER) of Kyushu University was selected as the only awarded WPI Institute to serve in the vital area of energy research and sustainability. It provides scientific contributions toward the realisation of a low-carbon society.
I2CNER’s mission is to contribute to the creation of a sustainable and environmentally friendly society. It's conducting fundamental research for the advancement of low carbon emission and cost-effective energy systems, and improvement of energy efficiency. The array of technologies that I2CNER’s research aims to enable includes solid oxide fuel cells, polymer membrane-based fuel cells, biomimetic and other novel catalyst concepts, and production, storage and utilisation of hydrogen as a fuel.
FACES is an International Research Network launched by CNRS and UNSW. FACES stands for “French-Australian research network on Conversion and Energy Storage.” IRN-FACES is a collaborative research network on energy materials and integrated systems between eight CNRS French laboratories (ICMPE-Thiais, ICMCB-Bordeaux, IEM-Montpellier, IMN-Nantes, FEMTO-ST-Franche Comté, IMS-Bordeaux, LAPLACE-Toulouse and AMPERE-Lyon). They are accompanied by their supporting universities, and four Australian Universities (UNSW, Deakin, Flinders and UNiSA).
- Builds-up, structures and strengthens collaborative scientific exchanges.
- Develops innovative concepts with a global impact.
- Supports joint projects with industrial partners and provides expertise to policy makers.
Besides electrochemical storage, the research activities of IRN-FACES cover the full hydrogen energy chain: hydrogen production, storage and conversion.
Sustainable Hydrogen – Centre for Doctoral Training
The UK’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen (SusHY) is an AU$20 million initiative that will train 67 industry ready PhDs who can deliver the innovation needed in the sector. SusHY involves collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham (lead), Loughborough, Birmingham and Ulster, with over 40 stakeholders. SusHy has four overarching objectives:
- Deliver high quality, transdisciplinary training - from fundamental science to applied engineering - with an appreciation of societal, economic and legislative barriers to hydrogen innovation.
- Deliver industry ready doctorates and stimulate an entrepreneurial mindset.
- Co-create research ideas and cutting-edge investigations of cost-effective, hydrogen-based solutions to deep decarbonise the energy system.
- Understand barriers to market and discover means to alleviate them.
SusHy has an international network of leading research organisations across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
Tokyo Institute of Technology
UNSW HERC is a member of the InfoSyEnergy Consortium led by the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The consortium has over 70 memberships from Industry, public institutions, and universities worldwide. Using big data science (AI + data science), consortium members collaborate on researching the elemental technologies, systems and scenarios of energy.
The consortium is creating a cooperative system for specialised areas in:
- Power distribution systems
- Renewable base-load technology
- Solar energy conversion
- Fuel cells
- Hydrogen storage
- Electricity free market
- Energy carriers
- Carbon-reducing catalysts
- Hydrogen combustion
- Heat utilisation
- Tech trends,
- Future scenarios & services in energy business.