Hydrogen Society of Australia presents

Hydrogen Geo-storage: challenges and opportunities


Hydrogen Links – Industry Focused Academic Research 

Webinar series by HSA

with the support of Academic and Industry Collaborators

Webinar Info…

Topic: Hydrogen Geostorage: challenges and opportunities 

This will be a hybrid event followed by a tour of the ECU laboratory facilities.


  • 10:45 am: Arrival (tea and coffee will be served)
  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am: Seminar [Online and In-person]
  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm: Networking and light refreshments
  • 12:15 pm – 01:00 pm: Tour of laboratories and facilities

Presenters: Dr. Alireza Keshavarz, Deputy Director of Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources, Edith Cowan University.

Dr. Alireza Keshavarz is the Discipline Coordinator of the “Chemical, Energy, and Resources” program and the Deputy Director of the “Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources” at Edith Cowan University. His research is primarily focused on sub-surface energy systems, energy sustainability and security, hydrogen geo-storage, and CO2 sequestration. With a strong publication record, Dr. Keshavarz has authored over 200 technical articles in top-tier journals and conference proceedings within his field. He has led and served as a chief investigator on numerous industry-sponsored projects. Prior to joining ECU, Dr. Keshavarz worked as a Research Scientist in CSIRO’s Energy Business Unit, where he concentrated on the development of subsurface energy resources and CO2 sequestration.

Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources, ECU

Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources at ECU School of Engineering focusses on large-scale hydrogen storage in geological formations. Such geologic storage containers can in principle store very large quantities (>1 million tons); however, fundamental understanding of the feasibility of such geo-projects is very limited. We thus perform research at the most fundamental level to advance this understanding, and to aid in the implementation of large-scale hydrogen storage solutions and a fully decarbonized fuel economy. Our hydrogen research also includes hydrogen production, with a particular focus on salt-water electrolysis and biomass utilization.

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Next Month’s Webinar info…

  • September 21: Hydrogen production via electrolysis. Presenter: Professor Chuan Zhao, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales (UNSW).

About this webinar series…

The Hydrogen Society of Australia (HSA) has grown considerably over the past year, with successful initiatives which have engaged junior researchers, such as our poster competition on the Australian Hydrogen Day (2022 10 08).  This year, we wish to further bridge the gap between industry and academia, launching the Academics webinar series, on a monthly basis from May onwards. The objective of this initiative is both to raise the level of industry awareness and expertise, and deepen the relationships between industry and academia within the HSA.

Prominent Australian academics will be invited to provide a short overview of their research areas (20-30 mins), across the hydrogen ecosystem (ie. hydrogen production, storage, and utilization), followed by an industry focussed Q&A (30 mins).

Find out more here: Hydrogen Links – Industry Focused Academic Research




Event Type

Hybrid with Online Webinar, In-person Presentation, networking session, Laboratory Tour


Online – access via registration

In-person – ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 27, room JO.27.104


31th August


In-person 10:45am – 1:00pm AWST

Online: 11:00am – 11:45am AWST


FREE Online participation
In-person members $15.00
In-person non-members $25.00