Hydrogen in Australian and Uruguayan dairy industries

November 6th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Hydrogen market development 

Lead Organisation:
Deakin University 

Food & Fibre Great South Coast 


Start date:
April 2021 

Completion date:
January 2022 

Key contacts:
Ailiche Goddard-Clegg – Hycel Technology Hub, Deakin University a.goddard-clegg@deakin.edu.au 

AUD$50,000 – Australian Government’s Council on Australian and Latin American Relations 

Project total cost:
AUD$75,000 – cash and in-kind contributions 

Project summary description:
This project scoped, connected, and communicated the hydrogen opportunities for dairy industries in Australia and Uruguay. The aim of the project was to increase the understanding of hydrogen opportunities in dairy industries and increase research collaboration between Australia and Latin America.

The project investigated on-farm, supply chain and processing opportunities and challenges. The project involved the following outputs: 

  • Research report analysing agricultural opportunities for hydrogen, focussing on Uruguay and south-west Victoria, Australia, dairy industries. The report included analysis of opportunities and recommendations for future actions and partnerships. 
  • International webinar to share learnings and connect key partners in Australia and Latin America. The webinar was delivered virtually, involved Ministerial addresses from Australia and Uruguay and included Spanish translation.   
  • A key message campaign communicated research outcomes in Australia and Uruguay.  

Related publications and key links:
Deakin University Hycel site: https://www.deakin.edu.au/hycel/focus-areas
Hydrogen Dairy Opportunities in Australia and Uruguay – DeakinAir

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable 


September 2023