PartCat researchers awarded $2.3M in grants for renewable hydrogen research

ARENA funding into renewable hydrogen research
Boosting research into exporting renewable hydrogen

PartCat researchers have been awarded $2.3 million for two projects that will harvest solar energy to produce renewable hydrogen. The funding was announced by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) as part of ARENA's Research and Development Program - Renewable Hydrogen for Export and is supported by financial and in-kind support from industry and university project partners.

The first project led by Scientia Prof Rose Amal and Dr Xunyu Lu is looking to develop a low-cost, highly efficient integrated PVE system that can use sunlight as the sole source of electricy, heat and light to produce hydrogen from water. While the second project is co-led by A/Prof Jason Scott and Dr Dawei Wang and in partnership with Origin Water International and Apricus Energy received 1.045 million to investigate a system that can convert organic waste into renewable hydrogen using solar energy.

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