Efficient conversion of hydrogen to future fuels

December 1st, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:
Separation materials and technologies, Technology integration process improvement, Synthetic fuels and chemicals

Lead Organisation:
University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide

Future Fuels CRC


Start date:
January 2021

Project summary description:
This project aims to achieve efficient conversion of hydrogen to the alternative fuel methanol, through the development of hybrid membrane technology and bespoke catalysts for these conversions. The technology approach combines a catalytic reactor with membrane separation to achieve a membrane reactor, representing process intensification to reduce equipment footprint. This transformative technology assists hydrogen producers and CO2 emitters to efficiently produce alternative fuels for their storage and transportation purposes.

Further information:
RP1.3-04 Efficient conversion of hydrogen to future fuels


Reviewed: May 2024