A $2.3m project aiming to understand the stability of current Australian gas infrastructure for transporting hydrogen is underway at Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus.
Delivered in partnership with Future Fuels CRC, the Hydrogen Test Bed project is a key step in establishing south west Victoria as a hub of hydrogen expertise.
It will see researchers bury currently used gas pipes in purpose-built sandpits, fill them with hydrogen and monitor them over a five-year period.
Lead researcher Associate Professor Nolene Byrne said this globally significant research will help to safely introduce hydrogen into existing natural gas networks in Australian homes and businesses.
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