Hycel Technology Hub

November 6th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Whole chain 

Lead Organisation:
Deakin University 

PACCAR (Kenworth)
Warrnambool Bus Lines 
South West TAFE 


Start date:
June 2021 

Completion date:

Key contacts:
Professor Tiffany Walsh – Hycel and Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University tiffany.walsh@deakin.edu.au
Associate Professor Michael Pereira– Hycel and School of Engineering, Deakin University michael.pereira@deakin.edu.au
Adam Fletcher – Hycel, Deakin University Adam.fletcher@deakin.edu.au 

AUD$18 million – Hycel Technology Hub via Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment and Victorian State Government 

Project total cost:
AUD$18 million 

Project summary description:
The Hycel Technology Hub is a 2,200 square metre bespoke hydrogen research, testing and training facility located at Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus in south west Victoria. It is Australia’s first dedicated hydrogen fuel cell research, prototyping and fabrication facility, and supports the development of new technologies for next-generation fuel cells. The Hycel Technology Hub has been designed to connect research, industry, and community, with inclusive design and connection between education and research spaces.  

The facility provides a new, fully equipped and staffed Product Engineering Development Laboratory, several dedicated laboratory spaces, a heavy vehicle bay, incubator space for industry tenants, and associated offices. Hycel Technology Hub also includes a dedicated community and multifunctional space for events, training, industry collaboration and networking.   

Related publications and key links:
Deakin University Hycel site:  Hycel | Deakin

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable 


September 2023