General systems modelling of hydrogen production network in Australia

June 8th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Computational modelling, Hydrogen market development

Lead Organisation:
The University of Queensland

Kyushu University (Japan)


Start date:
February 2022

Completion date:

Key contacts:
Dr. Alex Klimenko:,
Dr. Yuanshen Lu:  .

Australian Research Council

Project total cost:
AUD$450,000 plus in-kind contributions

Project summary description:
The project aims at further developing a general framework for systems modelling and applying the framework to investigate the feasibility and sustainability of large-scale hydrogen production in Australia.

Two pathways proposed in this project are to be examined:

  • Hybrid plants sourcing hydrogen from fossil fuels and solar thermal energy, and
  • Hydrogen production network producing hydrogen from 100% renewable energy

The project involves building systems models and using these models to determine optimal operational parameters and conditions with the goal of maintaining export of high-end energy resources to Japan and other countries as well as using hydrogen domestically while minimising the environment effects of hydrogen production.

Related publications and key links:
Sundaram, A. Y. Klimenko, M. J. Cleary and Y. Ge A direct approach to generalised Multiple Mapping Conditioning for selected turbulent diffusion flame cases, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2016, 20, 4: 735-764

Higher degree studies supported:
Three PhD students plus Master of Engineering students are supported by this project.


June 2022