Focus

Our Focus Areas

The goal of the Perth and Peel Hydrogen Cluster is to enhance companies’ individual and collective innovation and competitiveness in the global market and building Australia’s future technology and workforce in Renewable Hydrogen.

The cluster will engage with industries working on Renewable Hydrogen technologies to work together to create regional hydrogen ecosystem that can service local economies and related international markets.

The Perth and Peel Hydrogen Cluster works with its members to develop projects, programmes and initiatives that meet industry needs, gaps and requirements and align with our four focus areas.

Research and Development

Research & Development

Education and Training

Education & Training

Business Development

Business Development

Advocacy and Collaboration

Advocacy and Collaboration

Research & Development

Strengthen the link between industry and R&D Groups to drive technology improvement

  • Green hydrogen for the replacement of ‘brown’ hydrogen and fossil-fuel reliant energy in existing industrial processes, to improve their greenhouse gas emission profiles
  • Blending of renewable hydrogen with natural gas in existing distribution networks
  • Alignment of electrolyser developments with ongoing wind and solar PV expansion on the SWIS electricity grid;
  • Matching electrolyser loads with electricity grid dynamics
  • Market potential assessment for hydrogen production from organic waste
  • Hydrogen fuel cells for transport systems and standby power applications
  • Work towards technologies for bulk hydrogen storage as liquified gas or as ammonia for export market
  • Investigate viability of Green Steel industry development in the region
  • Investigate the link/potential between hydrogen, the emerging battery /lithium industry in WA, and internationally required renewable energy content.
  • Sustainability Assessments of different emerging hydrogen technologies
  • Academic / research support of commercial and emerging technologies (E.g. data analysis, modelling, prototyping development)
  • Identify and help to develop regional Hydrogen Supply Chain ecosystems by engaging cluster members and the broader community
  • Pilot project development
  • Development of joint test facilities with industry

Student Masters Dissertation

The Potential of using Renewable Hydrogen-Based Systems to displace Diesel Generators: A Case Study of a Remote Area in Western Australia

Collaboration Partner:
Balance Services Group

Estimated Completion Date:
November 2021

Student Dissertation

Feasibility Study on H2 Storage, Distribution and Utilization for Power Generation and Transportation in QLD Sugarcane Industry

Collaboration Partner:
Biopower Solutions

Estimated Completion Date:
November 2021

Student Dissertation

Assessment of economic and environmental performance of blending hydrogen in existing natural gas pipelines of Western Australia.

Collaboration Partner:
To be identified

Estimated Completion Date:
November 2021

Get in touch if you want to collaborate with the Cluster on a Research and Development project or initiative

Education & Training

Develop hydrogen industry competence, skills and capability.
  • Provide academic perspective and rigor to the development of skills and technology needed in the growth of the emerging hydrogen industry
  • Capacity building of the existing workforce related to hydrogen technologies and economy
  • Increase awareness and acceptance of H2 in the wider industry / community
  • Delivery of relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Training
  • Organisation of workshops and webinars together with industry and community to explore new ideas, technologies, business opportunities etc.
  • Development of hydrogen course materials for micro-credentials and short courses.

Description

Identify and develop short courses and skills for the hydrogen economy

Stage 1: Skills Gap Analysis – Underway

Stage 2: Develop and prepare learning materials

Collaboration Partner:
To be identified. Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate on this initiative.

Estimated Completion Date:
April 2022

Get in touch if you want to collaborate with the Cluster on a Education and Training project or initiative.

Business Development

Create business and market development opportunities for commercialisation via on-ground support, technical assistance, grants and pilot projects.
  • Support small and medium industries (SMEs) on their new technology development.
  • Enhance networking with national and international industries, funding bodies and academic and research institutions that can facilitate entrepreneurship and business case development
  • Identify opportunities for scalability and market development, including export.
  • Identify funding opportunities and attract investment in the hydrogen industry space
  • Providing techno-economic analysis in order to support industry growth.

Description

Support development of Biopower Solutions pilot plant

Collaboration Partner:
Biopower Solutions

Estimated Completion Date:
Q2 2024

Get in touch if you want to collaborate with the Cluster on a Business Development project or initiative.

Advocacy & Collaboration

Engage with industry and government to ensure the successful development of the Cluster’s projects and programs.
  • Identify any regulatory issues and standards in relation to generation, storage, distribution and end-use systems
  • Seek to gain learnings from other successful demonstrations of green hydrogen internationally (e.g. Germany, Netherlands, UK) and nationally (e.g. South Australia) that can be useful to this region
  • Seek to gain learnings from other industries and sectors that can be used to advance the regional hydrogen economy
  • Development of policy briefs that respond to key issues identified throughout the establishment process and life of the cluster
  • Develop a new purity index and certification scheme for different grades of hydrogen
  • Delivery of workshops/webinar to share learnings from other successful projects

Description

Policy Brief 1:

Renewable Energy Transition: Opportunities for a renewable hydrogen economy in Western Australia with renewable energy exports to Southeast Asia

Collaboration Partner:
Energy Transition Hub

Estimated Completion Date:
Complete

Get in touch if you want to collaborate with the Cluster on a Advocacy project or initiative.