Hydrogen Liquefaction and Storage Symposium: Outcomes Report September 2019

The transport and storage of hydrogen in the liquid state has been identified as key energy vector option for Australia’s prospective hydrogen export industry. The liquefaction process and storage of liquid hydrogen needs to be efficient and safe for this option to be viable from an economic and ecological point of view. However, current technologies that enable this option are limited by many challenges including cost, energy consumption, materials design and boil-off gas, making the identification and development of more advanced liquefaction processes crucial.

The symposium focused on Hydrogen Liquefaction and Storage. Over two days, the symposium presenters identified experimental, technology and theoretical studies needed to address the key engineering issues associated with hydrogen liquefaction, transportation and storage. The outcomes report is listed below, along with the final program and approved presentations. Special acknowledgements are extended to the Forrest Research Foundation, the Akroyd Fund, UA-DAAD, the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and RIG for supporting the symposium presenters. These funds enabled the highest level of international engagement.

Final symposium report

Final program

Approved presentations listed below in order of final program presentation:

Dr Saif al Ghafri and Ms Stephanie Munro (Univeristy of Western Australia)

Dr William Notardonato (NASA, Kennedy Space Centre Exploration Research and Technology Programs

Dr Jacob Leachman (Washington State University, HYPER Lab)

Professor Martin Trusler (Imperial College London)

Professor Rajnish Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology)

Professor Roland Span (Ruhr Universitat Bochum)

Mr Thomas Funke (Technische Universitat Dresden)

Dr Umberto Cardella (Linde)

Dr Donatella Cirrone (Ulster University)

Mr Shoji Kamiya (Kawasaki Heavy Industries)

Dr Garth Pearce (UNSW)

Mr Peter Kasprazk (Innovate Australia)

Mr Ross Elliott (StarCore Nuclear)

Professor Eric May (University of Western Australia)