Liquid-phase hydrogen carriers for energy storage and delivery

October 5th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Synthetic fuels and chemicals, Liquid organic carriers

Lead Organisation:
University of Technology Sydney

University of Wollongong


Start date:
June 2017

Completion date:
December 2021

Key contacts:
Professor Zhenguo Huang:
Associate Professor Haibo Yu:
Professor Hua Liu:

Australian Research Council (Discovery Projects)

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
Hydrogen has been championed as a possible medium to mediate the energy output from abundant but intermittent renewable energy resources. Building on recent success in the synthesis of strategically important hydrogen storage compounds, the project strives to overcome hydrogen storage and delivery issues by developing liquid-phase hydrogen storage materials that undergo no phase change during hydrogen evolution and possess excellent properties such as high hydrogen capacity and exceptional stability. The excellent compatibility of liquid-phase hydrogen carrier with the current state-of-the-art liquid hydrocarbon fuel delivery and dispersion will aid the transition from a liquid hydrocarbon to a hydrogen powered society.

Related publications and key links:
G. Zhang, D. Morrison, G. Bao, H. Yu, C. W. Yoon, T. Song, J. Lee, A. T. Ung, Z. Huang*, “An amine-borane system featuring room temperature dehydrogenation and regeneration”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 11725–11729.

Higher degree studies supported:
Two PhD students were supported by this project.


October 2022