Hydrogen Science and the Future of Australia
Featuring Francois Aguey-Zinsou who is an expert in hydrogen technologies and leads the Material Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale within the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney.
By weight, hydrogen is the most energetic of any fuel and has the potential to store energy from renewable sources at greater scale and lower cost than any existing technology. As a pure molecule or combined with other elements, hydrogen has the flexibility to address the needs of many sectors and assist the transition to a decarbonised economy. Being a constituent of water, hydrogen is also abundantly available.
The Material Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale, or MERLin, is exploring hydrogen storage technologies. In this seminar, MERLin’s Professor Francois Aguey-Zinsou will demonstrate the advancements to enable the widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier and how our expertise and ability to retain technological sovereignty in this rapidly evolving space might impact on the future of Australia.