Hydrogen Society of Australia presents

Hydrogen Research at CSIRO Clayton, Victoria


Hydrogen Links – Industry Focused Academic Research 

Webinar series by HSA

with the support of Academic and Industry Collaborators

Webinar Info…

Topic: Hydrogen Research at CSIRO Clayton, Victoria

This will be a hybrid event followed by a tour of laboratory facilities and the Clayton hydrogen refueller.

Underground hydrogen storage (UHS) is likely to be the preferred form of large-scale hydrogen storage when hydrogen production increases significantly. CSIRO has done pioneering work on the prospects for UHS in Australia, and is currently advancing the understanding of hydrogen behaviour in the subsurface, with a focus on storage in depleted gas fields.

Join us for the inaugural event of the Victorian Chapter of the HSA. This will be a collaborative event between CO2CRC and CSIRO, focussing on hydrogen production technologies and underground hydrogen storage. The hybrid event will take place at the CSIRO Research laboratories in Clayton South Victoria, with presentations followed by a tour of the Clayton Hydrogen Technology Cluster refuelling station. Refreshments and networking over a light lunch will also be provided. Due to restrictions on the laboratory tours, in-person attendees will be capped at around 25 to 30 people.

Above: A map of Australia showing prospective locations for underground storage of hydrogen, including salt deposits, gas fields and aquifers. Locations of large population centres, underground mines, transmission lines, and gas and oil pipelines are also shown. Research was completed in 2021 at the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre.


  • 10:00am to 10:30am AEDT – Participants arrive at Lecture Theatre, networking over coffee/tea [In-person]
  • 10:30am to 11:30am AEDT – Presentations [In-person and Online]
  • 11:30am to 12:15pm AEDT – Tour of laboratories and the Clayton hydrogen refueller [In-person]
  • 12:15pm to 13:00pm AEDT – Networking over lunch [In-person]

Dr Jonathan Ennis-King, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

Dr Jonathan Ennis-King is a principal senior research scientist with CSIRO Energy. He received a BSc (Hons) from the University of Melbourne in 1988, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the ANU in 1993. He subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the University of Melbourne, Lund University, and the ANU. He joined CSIRO in 1999 to work on the geological storage of carbon dioxide. His general research interests are in the modeling and simulation of multiphase flow and coupled processes in porous media. Since 2019 he has also begun to investigate the potential for underground hydrogen storage.  https://people.csiro.au/e/j/jonathan-ennis-king


Dr Sarb Giddey, Group Leader, Thermal and Electrochemical Technologies, Energy, CSIRO

Dr Sarb Giddey is a Senior Principal Research Scientist and currently Group Leader in the Energy Technologies Program at CSIRO. Dr Giddey’s group is involved in R & D in renewable fuels production and utilization, and battery recycling technologies. Dr Giddey has over 20 years R & D experience in hydrogen related technologies and has played a key role in the development of CSIRO’s Electrolyser and fuel cell technologies, including the establishment of the Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems (CHES) in Melbourne.  Dr Giddey’s work has recently resulted in a spin-off company Endua, developing hydrogen-based power generation systems for remote area and off-grid power applications. Dr Giddey has authored over 70 publications and several patents in the hydrogen and fuel cell related technologies. https://people.csiro.au/g/s/sarb-giddey


Next Month’s Webinar info… January 30: Gerry Swiegers, Chief Technology Officer, HYSATA – Topic will be announced soon

Registration Available Soon

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 and facilites Tour


Online – access via registration

In-person – CSIRO Clayton, Research Way, Central Reception


5th December


In-person: 10:00 – 13:00 AEDT
Online: 10:30 – 11:30 AEDT


FREE Online participation
In-person for members $20.00 and non-members $30.00