Native hydrogen – gas surface seepage

June 22nd, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Natural hydrogen

Lead Organisation:

Not applicable


Start date:
January 2021

Completion date:
January 2023

Key contacts:
Laurent Langhi:

CSIRO – Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
This project was initially designed to test the presence of natural hydrogen seeps in Australia with the development and application of a soil-gas sampling technic. The team reached that target in June 2021 and is now working on the development of monitoring technics and on-site testing as to calibrate the hydrogen flux.

Related publications and key links:
Frery, E., Langhi, L., Maison, M., & Moretti, I. (2021). Natural hydrogen seeps identified in the North Perth Basin, Western Australia. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46(61), 31158-31173.

Frery, E., Langhi, L., Markov, J., (submitted to the APPEA Journal). Natural hydrogen exploration in Australia – state of knowledge and presentation of a case study. To be published after the APPEA conference in June 2022.

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable


June 2022