Novel hydrogen-rich liquids for storing and transporting hydrogen at scale

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 2022

Completion date:
June 2025

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

Australian Research Council (Discovery Projects)

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
Hydrogen is proposed as the best candidate to store large amounts of energy produced by intermittent sources such as wind and solar. This project aims to address challenges in storing and transporting large amounts of hydrogen in a safe and effective way by developing novel liquid-phase compounds that contain light elements including boron, carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen.

Expected outcomes of this project include new liquid compounds that can effectively and safely store hydrogen at scale using the existing liquid hydrocarbon fuel infrastructure. This should provide significant benefits in the establishment of renewable hydrogen for domestic consumption and for exporting sustainable and clean fuel using hydrogen as the energy carrier.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable at this time.

Higher degree studies supported:
One PhD student is supported by this project.


October 2022