Accelerating exploration and extraction of renewable natural hydrogen

October 13th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Natural hydrogen

Lead Organisation:
H2EX Ltd

Black & Veatch Australia Pty Ltd, the University of Adelaide, Australian National University


Start date:
August 2023

Completion date:
June 2025

Key contacts:
H2EX – Contact Us – H2EX

AUD$863,000 – CRC-P Round 14

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
In June 2022, H2EX was granted exploration license 691 (“PEL 691”) for an area covering 5,991 square kilometres (sq km) in the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. PEL 691 is located on south-eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula and includes the towns of Cleve in the north and Tumby Bay to the south.

It August 2022, it was reported that CSIRO would undertake a desktop study that examined hydrogen seeps and migration pathways in the Eyre Peninsula. Building on this research, it was reported that CSIRO and H2EX conducted a gas soil sampling campaign in May 2023, specifically targeting hydrogen and helium detection.

This project, a collaboration between H2EX, Black and Veatch, the University of Adelaide and Australian National University, which received funding through the CRC-P program, will focus on developing green and passive exploration techniques to accelerate the discovery of natural hydrogen.

The project is to be conducted on H2EX’s exploration license PEL 691 and commenced in August 2023.

Related publications and key links:
H2EX: Leaders in Exploring for naturally occurring Hydrogen
CRC Projects selection round outcomes |

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable.


October 2023