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Australia’s Hydrogen Pipeline Systems Code of Practice is now complete and available

June 18, 2024

Our pivotal project to deliver Australia’s Hydrogen Pipeline Systems Code of Practice is now complete and available to all our participating organisations! This project initiated in 2021 is a major achievement for the Future Fuels CRC community and shows how […]

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Biomethane webinar launches online economic assessment tool

June 4, 2024

4 June 2024 At our latest webinar on the techno-economics of biomethane projects, Sam Culley from the University of Adelaide  shared their latest research and a new online tool to explore how to de-risk biomethane projects and improve their viability […]

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Webinar recording – Social license and acceptance of hydrogen and biomethane

May 28, 2024

The recording of today’s Social License webinar is now available. The University of Queensland has completed its pivotal research project to identify the key requirements for a social licence for hydrogen and biomethane from Australian communities and industry: www.futurefuelscrc.com/project/a-social-license-and-acceptance-of-future-fuels-rp2-1-02/ This […]

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Biomethane webinar – de-risking Australian projects

May 16, 2024

Tuesday 4 June, 2:30pm – 4:00pm (AEST) Join our latest webinar on the techno-economic of biomethane projects. Sam Culley from the University of Adelaide will share their latest research and online tool to explore how to de-risk biomethane projects and […]

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New date for our Webinar – Social license and acceptance of hydrogen and biomethane

April 22, 2024

Due to events beyond our control, we’ve had to postponed our webinar from Wednesday 24 April to Tuesday 28 May. Many apologies to all our attendees for the inconvenience and we look forward to a great exchange of ideas in […]

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New keyword search helps you find the hydrogen and biomethane research you need

March 15, 2024

As Future Fuels CRC reaches 118 active and completed research projects on hydrogen and biomethane, to help you navigate through our extensive research programs, you can now keyword search across 35 topics to find the research you need. From Pipeline […]

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Understanding the economics of hydrogen production

March 12, 2024

The Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne and Queensland have worked together on a detailed technical and economic assessment of hydrogen production processes. They assessed 22 production methods from water electrolysis and biomass processing, to fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage […]

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APGA Convention 2023 connected future fuels with industry

October 17, 2023

Many thanks once again to our hosts the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association for the opportunity to participate, present and exhibit at their 55th Annual Convention & Exhibition in Perth. The convention was a excellent opportunity to share our research […]

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Our PhD students gather for Residential School 2023

October 13, 2023

In mid-October the CRC held its second residential school for postgraduate research students. About half of the students in our research community joined us in Sydney for a series of workshops which provided them with a chance to enhance their […]

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UNSW’s FutureZero Solutions take first place at the Chemeca Hackathon

October 3, 2023

Congratulations to UNSW’s FutureZero Solutions team for taking first place at the Chemeca 2023 Hackathon competition, sponsored and supported by Future Fuels CRC and Fonterra. The competition gave student teams the chance to conceptually design an alternative gaseous fuel infrastructure […]

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Our Research Conference 2023 wraps up in Melbourne

September 26, 2023

Many thanks to all our researchers, industry, government and student participants who took part in our conference in-person and online at the University of Melbourne. Recordings of all the sessions are available for our participants in the members’ area. (Photo […]

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Webinar recording out now: Exploring the race to hydrogen production viability

May 23, 2023

  Watch our webinar from 23 May 2023 to discover valuable insights into the race towards hydrogen production market viability. Simon Smart, University of Queensland will share the latest techno-economic analysis of 22 different hydrogen production pathways. Simon will also […]

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Webinar recording out now: a Renewable Gas Target for Australia

May 19, 2023

Watch this lively discussion from 19 May 2023 exploring our latest research on Renewable Gas Targets. Jim Hancock, University of Adelaide will share the research’s insights on the potential design of a Renewable Gas Target and perspectives on both the roles […]

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Net Zero Australia’s ground-breaking study shows Australia’s huge opportunity for hydrogen

April 20, 2023

Net Zero Australia’s ground-breaking study shows Australia’s huge opportunity for hydrogen in their final modelling results out last night. As a sponsor of the project we are proud to be a part of it and congratulate the Net Zero Australia […]

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We are hiring: Research and Utilisation Coordinator

December 5, 2022

We are hiring! Future Fuels CRC is hiring a Research and Utilisation Coordinator to facilitate our applied research and maximise its use. To be a part of our team supporting collaborative research to decarbonise Australia’s energy networks, successful applicants should […]

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Latest research status now available

November 23, 2022

Future Fuels CRC’s is now delivering over one hundred research projects to enable the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy networks. Our latest November 2o23 status update on research updates is available now in Publications  and Research Status on this website. We […]

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Join our Research Seminar 25 August 2022

August 8, 2022

We are very pleased to announce our next full-day research dissemination seminar as a hybrid event, supported with a full webinar and a face-to-face seminar in Sydney. Thursday 25 August 2022 Location: Webinar and Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney […]

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We are hiring: Research and Innovation Manager

June 20, 2022

Join us and deliver the research needed to decarbonise Australia’s energy networks. We are now recruiting for the key position of Research and Innovation Manager, to lead our research operation and our team of Research Coordinators. The Research and Innovation […]

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Biomethane viability: research report and webinar recording out now

June 2, 2022

Many thanks to everyone who made time for today’s webinar.  Future Fuels CRC researcher Sam Culley from the University of Adelaide shared the latest insights from their techno-economic assessment of the viability of biomethane production for bioenergy hub locations across […]

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ARENA and Bluescope engage Future Fuels CRC and UoW on low emissions steel project

May 9, 2022

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $924,784 for BlueScope Steel to investigate options to decarbonise operations at the Port Kembla Steelworks (PKSW) in New South Wales. Future Fuels CRC will support the study by providing technical input […]

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Recording available – What could a National Renewable Gas Target mean for Australia?

April 7, 2022

Webinar – 5 April 2022 The recording and presentations are now available: University of Adelaide presentation – Jim Hancock NSW Government presentation – Michael Probert This online forum featured Future Fuels CRC researcher Jim Hancock from the SA Centre for […]

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Join our research as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland

April 7, 2022

If you have a PhD in the area of materials, mechanical engineering, physics, chemical engineering or a related area, UQ is seeking candidates able to demonstrate: An emerging profile in research in the area of fracture mechanics, structural integrity, and […]

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What could a National Renewable Gas Target mean for Australia?

March 28, 2022

Tuesday 5 April 2022 – 11:30am to 1:00pm (AEST Melb/Syd) This online forum will feature Future Fuels CRC researcher Jim Hancock from the SA Centre for Economic Studies at the University of Adelaide outlining the proposed approach for our Renewable […]

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PhD scholarship: Oxygen inhibition of hydrogen embrittlement of pipeline steels

January 5, 2022

Future Fuels CRC is funding a PhD scholarship at the University of Queensland to study Oxygen inhibition of hydrogen embrittlement. Oxygen inhibition has a large potential application in facilitating the hydrogen economy. Application of this oxygen inhibition strategy requires in depth […]

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Webinar: Future fuels production economic modelling

November 30, 2021

13/14 December 2021, Project: RP1.2-02 There are many production processes for hydrogen and other future fuels, differing in their production routes, emissions profiles, energy and chemical efficiency, dynamic behaviour, appropriateness of scale and economic viability. The project team have modelled […]

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Australia’s massive opportunity for underground hydrogen storage: Report and Webinar

October 21, 2021

For Australia to adopt hydrogen as a widespread energy carrier, millions of tonnes of storage options will be needed to buffer the fluctuations in supply and demand, both for domestic use and for export. Future Fuels CRC’s latest research maps […]

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Latest modelling research shows jobs growth on the way to net-zero

October 14, 2021

Future Fuels CRC’s latest broad-scale modelling has found: Economic and job growth in all regions of Australia on the way to net zero, Australia would need to invest in direct CO2 extraction and Current policy settings limit hydrogen development. Download […]

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Webinar: Modelling Future Fuel Options for Australia

September 15, 2021

RP1.1-01 Thursday 16 September 2pm-3pm AEST (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra) Join our Researchers to learn more about our latest research report that models and assesses the regional and national implications of the introduction of hydrogen to Australia’s energy mix in scenarios achieving a […]

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Western Australian Government joins Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre

September 14, 2021

• Western Australian Government joins Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre • Reflects the McGowan Government commitment to transitioning to the fuels of the future, including hydrogen • WA joins more than 80 partners in nationwide research community The Western Australian […]

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National public survey on hydrogen finds widespread support

August 18, 2021

A national survey of over three thousand Australians found that 65% of Australians already support using hydrogen as a fuel and that rose to 90% once respondents were provided with more facts about hydrogen and its uses. Future Fuels Cooperative […]

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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 […]

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Future Fuels CRC is recruiting: Program Coordinator – Social Science and Education Programs

June 1, 2021

Future Fuels CRC is recruiting! Reporting to the Research & Innovation Manager, the Program Coordinator manages a portfolio of industry-led research projects into social, safety, policy and regulatory contexts within which future fuels infrastructure operates. You will ensure the research […]

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Future Fuels CRC is recruiting: Research Program Coordinator

April 19, 2021

Future Fuels CRC is recruiting: Research Program Coordinator We now have an opportunity to join Future Fuels CRC’s team as a Research Program Coordinator for Research Program 1: Future Fuel Technologies, Systems And Markets. The Research Program Coordinator is a […]

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Mapping Australia’s gas regulations to enable future hydrogen and biomethane industry

March 24, 2021

Australia’s gas infrastructure is currently subject to regulations that were designed for a natural-gas only network system. Future Fuels CRC has released a full report and database of regulations to share exactly how Australia’s current gas regulations can be modernised to enable hydrogen, biomethane and other potential […]

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Testing of Australia’s current gas network pipes for use with hydrogen is now a reality

March 16, 2021

Thanks to the team at Deakin University and Future Fuels CRC’s research project RP3.1-07 Hydrogen test bed – plastic pipe network the testing of Australia’s current gas network pipes for use with hydrogen is now a reality. Hydrogen is one […]

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Standards Australia and Future Fuels CRC accelerate Australia’s hydrogen economy

February 8, 2021

Standards Australia is accelerating Australia’s growing hydrogen economy with a new collaboration agreement with Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to expedite the development of hydrogen standards. The federal government identified hydrogen as one of five top-priority, low-emission technologies it will be […]

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HyResource issues first report on Hydrogen Policy Initiatives and Projects

December 17, 2020

HyResource is the online collaboration between Future Fuels CRC and National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), CSIRO and the Australian Hydrogen Council. The site contains extensive information on key hydrogen-related organisations, policies and projects in Australia, with supporting information on New […]

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Australia’s single source of information on Hydrogen projects

October 19, 2020

HyResource is the new single source of information on key hydrogen-related organisations, policies and projects in Australia with supporting information on New Zealand. A collaboration between National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), CSIRO, Australian Hydrogen Council and Future Fuels CRC, HyResource […]

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David Norman speaks at UK’s IGEM 2020 Annual Conference

September 24, 2020

David Norman, CEO of Future Fuels CRC is speaking on ‘Rolling Out Hydrogen – An Australian Perspective’ today at the UK’s Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers Annual Conference 2020. https://www.igem.org.uk/events-and-courses/annual-conference-2020-online/ The presentation is great opportunity to continue and grow […]

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PhD Scholarship Available – University of Queensland

September 4, 2020

The University of Queensland is currently advertising two Future Fuels CRC PhD Scholarships for hydrogen embrittlement (HE) of gas pipeline steels. Please take the opportunity to share these scholarships with any potential candidates in your network: https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/phd-scholarship-hydrogen-embrittlement-gas-pipeline-steels The research will […]

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Learning the lessons from major infrastructure upgrades

June 26, 2020

Future Fuels CRC’s latest research helps to prepare for future transitions to net zero emission future fuels, by learning the valuable lessons from previous infrastructure upgrades and fuel transitions in Australia. Lessons learned from major infrastructure upgrades RP2.1-01 The research […]

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Utility Magazine covers Future Fuels

April 28, 2020

Utility Magazine profiles the opportunities for Future Fuels in Australia in their April edition, covering David Norman, CEO of Future Fuels CRC on how Australia is actively investigating affordable, reliable low-carbon energy for all of its total energy needs as […]

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Eight new projects to make a major contribution to Future Fuels research

April 3, 2020

During this very difficult period we are continuing to develop our research where it is safe for our researchers and participants to operate. As a result we are very happy to announce that our Board have approved eight new research […]

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COVID-19 Update from our CEO

April 1, 2020

During a very uncertain time for all of us, I’m very proud of the way that all our team and participants have reacted to these events, as many of them manage the twin effects of the pandemic and the oil […]

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New public website for Future Fuels CRC

March 27, 2020

Our new www.futurefuelscrc.com public website is now complete with full information on every aspect of our operations. The website is easier to use, more comprehensive and will grow with the CRC as we develop. Our members-only website will become the […]

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New Report Shows Global Hydrogen Focus

July 26, 2019

A new report released today shows the worldwide focus and drive towards a hydrogen future. The Future Fuels CRC (FFCRC) has released a report on the work of 19 separate hydrogen roadmaps from around the world. FFCRC Chief Executive Officer, […]

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David Norman Appointed CEO of Future Fuels CRC

September 13, 2018

The Board of the Future Fuels CRC has announced that Mr David Norman has been appointed as inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Future Fuels CRC. David was previously CEO of the successful Energy Pipelines CRC and has been a […]

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Future Fuels CRC Funding to Support Australia’s Energy Transformation

June 1, 2018

Today the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Senator the Hon Zed Seselja announced that the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program will be co-funding Future Fuels CRC with $26.25m over its proposed seven year research program. The […]

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