CSIRO’s Hydrogen Knowledge Centre is a collaboratively designed knowledge sharing resource to support and inform the development of a clean and competitive Australian hydrogen industry, by capturing and promoting hydrogen projects and industry developments across Australia. Its ultimate aim is to help achieve “H2 under $2” by supporting the adoption of ‘best practice’ across the emerging hydrogen industry, an outcome of which will be hydrogen and technology cost reductions through accelerated industry learning rates.
More modules will be added to the Centre over time.
The Hydrogen Knowledge Centre is one of the key pillars of CSIRO’s Hydrogen Industry Mission.
About CSIRO’s hydrogen capability
CSIRO has an extensive hydrogen research and development portfolio and is a trusted advisor to governments, industry and the community in all aspects of hydrogen industry development. This includes the delivery of significant reports such as the 2018 National Hydrogen Roadmap and the 2019 report, Hydrogen Research, Development and Demonstration: Priorities and Opportunities for Australia, developed in parallel with Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy.
Through its Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform (FSP), CSIRO delivers science and technology that reduces barriers across hydrogen value chains. This includes developing next-generation hydrogen production, storage and utilisation technologies, as well as hydrogen carrier systems, which will enable hydrogen to become a globally traded commodity. The FSP also brings together a broad suite of non-technological capabilities to inform the environmental, social and economic case for hydrogen energy. Collaboration is critical to achieving this purpose – the FSP draws skills from across almost all CSIRO Business Units to deliver projects and works closely with universities from around the country.
The CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission was formally launched in May 2021 and focuses on leveraging CSIRO’s hydrogen research capabilities in partnership with government, industry and the research community. A key aim of the Mission is to enable the scale-up of Australia’s domestic hydrogen industry as a stepping stone to a clean energy export industry. The Hydrogen Industry Mission is supported by AUD$38 million from CSIRO, with contributions of AUD$18 million from industry partners and AUD$12 million from the Australian Government.
More information on the Hydrogen Industry Mission is available at: https://www.csiro.au/en/about/challenges-missions/Hydrogen