Future Fuels CRC Research Seminar – 9 June 2021

June 7, 2021

We are very pleased to hold our next full-day research dissemination seminar as a hybrid online/face-to-face meeting, supported with a full webinar and a face-to-face seminar in Sydney.

Wednesday 9 June 2021
Location: Webinar and Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney


(all times AEST Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne)

8:30 Pre-meeting coffee in Sydney

9:00 Session 1 – The Big Picture of Future Fuels Developments

Future Fuels CRC Update and Future StrategyDavid Norman, CEO Future Fuels CRC

HyResource’s analysis of developments across Future FuelsPeter Grubnic, Future Fuels CRC and HyResource Leader

Hydrogen-gas-electricity modelling (RP1.1-02) Dennis Van Puyvelde (ENA), Sleiman Mhanna (University of Melbourne)

Q&A panel: Dennis Van Puyvelde (ENA), Sleiman Mhanna (University of Melbourne), Pierluigi Mancarella (University of Melbourne)

Projects covered will include:

RP1.1-02 Regional case studies on gas and electricity system integration

10:30 Break

11:00 Session 2 – Research Program 1

Techno-economic modelling (RP1.2-02) Craig Clarke (APA), Mojgan Tabatabaei (UQ) and Tara Hosseini (University of Adelaide)

Q&A Panel: Simon Smart (UQ), Peter Ashman (University of Adelaide)

Biomethane viability framework (RP1.2-03)Joshua Moran (Jemena), Holger Maier (University of Adelaide) and Sam Culley (University of Adelaide)

Hydrogen Storage (RP1.1-04) : Jonathan Ennis-King (CSIRO)Dennis Van Puyvelde (ENA)

Projects covered will include:

RP1.1-04 Underground storage of hydrogen: mapping out the options for Australia

RP1.2-02 Techno-economic modelling of fuel production processes

RP1.2-03 Assessment framework for bio-methane injection in gas networks

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Session 3 – Research Program 2 Social Acceptance, Public Safety & Security Of Supply

Social License to Operate and Citizens panels (RP2.1-02, RP2.1-07)Kate Hawke (Jemena) and Peta Ashworth (UQ)

Pipelines Engineers Code of Practice (RP2.3-02) Susan Jaques, Jan Hayes (RMIT) and Josh Wickham (GPA)

Pipeline intrusion avoidance solutions (RP2.4-01) Craig Bonar (APA) and Nader Naderpajouh (RMIT)

Projects covered will include:

RP2.1-02 A social license and acceptance of future fuels

RP2.1-07 Deliberative engagement processes on the role of future fuels in the future low-carbon energy mix in Australia

RP2.3-02 Code of Practice for pipeline engineers

RP2.4-01 Pipeline intrusion avoidance solutions

14:30 Break

15:00 Session 4 – Research Program 3

Join this session for presentations and Q&A on the latest progress in Network Lifecycle Management including three presentations:

Future fuels in distribution networks (RP3.1-03/RP3.1-05/RP3.1-07) Keith Lenghaus (APA)Colin Scholes (University of Melbourne), Nolene Byrne (Deakin University)

Hydrogen in transmission systems (RP3.1-06, RP3.1-09, RP3.1- 10, RP3.1-02, RP3.1-08)Nick Kastelein (GPA)

Pipeline Abandonment RP3.2-08: Greg Bishop (Santos) and Colin Scholes (University of Melbourne)

Projects covered will include:

RP3.1-03 Future proofing plastic pipes

RP3.1-05 Compatibility of plastic piping with future fuels

RP3.1-07 Hydrogen test bed – plastic pipe network


2. Hydrogen in Transmissions Systems research covering:

RP3.1-06 Hydrogen permeation through the pipe wall

RP3.1-09 Deployment of the SAFE(TI) Lab for characterising the mechanical properties of linepipe steels

RP3.1-10 Hydrogen embrittlement of pipeline steels, subcritical and critical crack growth

RP3.1-02 Atom Probe Tomography for hydrogen interactions with steel pipes

RP3.1-08 Full-scale fracture initiation test programme –Phase 1: Project execution plan

3. Pipeline abandonment covering:

RP3.2-08 Development of efficient and effective methodologies for the abandonment of pipelines


16:30 Event Close

How to register

The sessions will also be recorded and available for viewing in the Members’ Area of the Future Fuels CRC website.

This event is only open to employees of participating organisations of Future Fuels CRC, so please use your official email address when registering to confirm your identity:

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The event is kindly supported by the APGA and it coincides with their industry dinner on Wednesday evening (sponsored by APA and Future Fuels CRC) and their Research and Standards Committee meeting on the following day.