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H2 World – Module 5 – Dr. Matthias Raab – Enabling Large-Scale Hydrogen in Underground Storage


Module 5 – Dr. Matthias Raab – CO2CRC – Enabling Large-Scale Hydrogen in Underground Storage in Preparation for Australia to be the Largest Hydrogen Exporter

About this Module
CO2CRC’s CEO, Dr. Matthias Raab speaks on large volume hydrogen storage solutions, delivering a holistic view on current practices and future opportunities for Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS). Dr. Raab discusses storage solutions demands within the present and future hydrogen industry, outlining in detail the current practices of UHS such as Salt Caverns, Depleted fields and Aquifers. Giving particular attention to the Australian environment, options and solutions for the Australian landscape are explored including their technical and policy implications. His presentation goes on to offer insight into the future of underground storage to provide effective, competitive storage solutions that could support Australia in becoming the largest hydrogen exporter. Dr. Raab will join us live after the recorded presentation to give us an update and partake in a QnA with attendees.

Matthias Raab
CO2CRC Chief Executive Officer

Dr Raab is recognized internationally as an expert in carbon capture, utilization and sequestration, and has frequently collaborated with leaders and experts in the global energy sector working towards a mix of technologies that will achieve zero net emissions. He has strategic and operational responsibility for the highly regarded Otway International Test Centre, the development of multi-million-dollar research programs, and the successful delivery of complex major research and infrastructure projects. Dr Raab’s 25+ year career has spanned academia, government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors, as part of which he has secured funding for a range of multimillion-dollar, multi-disciplinary R&D initiatives. He currently serves as a member of the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources advisory board and represented Australia on the International Energy Agency’s Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, was the Chair of the CCSNET Scientific Advisory Committee, and a Member of the Australian CCS policy forum working group, which advises government on earning Australian Carbon Credit Units


Operating since 2003, CO2CRC is a world leader in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) research. CO2CRC own and operate the Otway International Test Centre in Nirranda South, South-West Victoria, Australia. CO2CRC works to systematically progress the science and engineering of CCUS to ensure an efficient and safe deployment of the technology.

As an incorporated not-for-profit research organisation (company limited by guarantee), CO2CRC is funded through government grants, membership fees and direct investments from industry and research bodies.

Today, CO2CRC is Australia’s key designer, initiator, and manager of CCUS research. They are the only company in Australia to have demonstrated CCUS end-to-end. Their work receives support from global industry, universities and government bodies – bringing together the world’s best scientists, engineers and industry leaders to deliver research, products and services to advance the implementation of CCUS technologies.

Read more about CO2CRC: https://co2crc.com.au/


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Module 5 – 25 May 2022


17pm AEST (15pm AWST)




Online – Australia Wide

In-person event – TBA

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