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 l-r David Norman, Pabasara Wijeratne, Jan Hayes, Jade Park, Sarah HoldsworthStephen McGrail and Orana Sandri.)

We would also like to thank our thirteen current PhD students who participated in the Research Poster competition. Congratulation to Thomas Anthony of the University of Adelaide for winning first prize including a travel scholarship for his poster on catalysts for the efficient conversion of hydrogen into methanol. You can find all the poster abstracts here.

Student poster abstracts (2023 FFCRC Research Conference)

Day 1, Wednesday 20 September

Session 1, Welcome, Research Progress and Future Research Goals

Speakers David Norman, Jeremy Harris, Steve Davies and Dennis Van Puyvelde

Session 2, Asset Integrity and Operations

Speakers Mike Yongjun Tan, Bob Varela, Yidi Lei, Alan Creffield and Douglas Proud,

Session 3, End-User Appliances

Speakers Peter Ashman, Douglas Proud, Leon Bogers and Jeremy Harris

Session 4, Panel Discussion: How to build Research Utilisation

Panel members Jan Hayes, Robert Davis, Peter Ashman, Phil Colvin and Jeremy Harris


Day 2, Thursday 21 September

Session 1, Social barriers, enablers and insights into the social determinants of zero/low-carbon gaseous fuel use (with focus on residential / household use)and Household energy practices study

Panel members and speakers Kathy Witt, Orana Sandri, Sarah Holdsworth, Pabasara Wijeratne and  Stephen McGrail 

Session 6, Hydrogen in Plastic Pipes and Elastomers  

Speakers Colin Scholes, Sebastian Manjarres Espinosa, Robert Davis, and Jeremy Harris

Session 7, Industrial Applications and Storage

Impact of Hydrogen on Gas Turbines and Industrial Burners
An integrated techno-economic and underground storage simulation tool for intermittent hydrogen production  

Speakers Jen Zen Ho, Alireza Salmachi, and Jeremy Harris

Session 8, Panel Discussion: Translating Research into Standards and Codes

Speakers Yannick Monrolin, Enzo Alfonsetti, Phil Colvin, and Jeremy Harris