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FFCRC green lights new research

The Future Fuels CRC (FFCRC) Board has approved six new research projects.

The move takes FFCRC’s number of approved, active and completed projects to 63.

Among the new approvals is a project aiming to develop specifications for hydrogen to be used in Australia, including a review and assessment of the impacts of adding hydrogen to natural gas or using 100 per cent hydrogen on instrumentation.

Another approved project will see Victoria and South Australia used as detailed case studies to assess changes in resourcing and education in the gas fitting trade that are required to support the transition to a low carbon economy.

Research on hydrogen embrittlement in pipeline steels, assessment of the engagement of future fuels in Australia’s low carbon energy mix, deployment of a new testing laboratory examining the mechanical properties of linepipe steel exposed to high pressure hydrogen and the creation of a new smart visual sensor associated with pipeline threat management round out the remaining research approvals.

The FFCRC is focused on enabling the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy networks by working in collaboration with its partners across the industrial, academic and political sectors.

For more information visit the Future Fuels CRC website.

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