Australia’s massive opportunity for underground hydrogen storage

Join a free webinar to hear about Future Fuels CRC’s latest research into how underground storage may cement Australia's status as an hydrogen energy superpower

Tunnel underground

For Australia to adopt hydrogen as a widespread energy carrier, millions of tonnes of storage options will be needed to buffer the fluctuations in supply and demand, both for domestic use and for export.


Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre
latest research maps out the high-level availability of potential sites in Australia and develops a method for selecting suitable storage sites that match hydrogen production needs. Future Fuels CRC’s is the industry focussed Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) partnership enabling the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy networks.

Once the scale of storage at a site exceeds tens of tonnes, underground hydrogen storage is the cheapest and safest large-scale storage option for industrial-sized purposes. Although underground hydrogen storage is already used globally to support existing industrial uses of hydrogen, it is highly dependent on the suitability of local rock formations.

This research, that was completed in concert with CSIRO’s Hydrogen Industry Mission, looks beneath Australia’s surface to identify the opportunities under our land and waters.

Download the report in full here.


10:00-10:45am 29 October 2021 (AEDT)

To understand the potential for Australia’s sub-surface to store our future clean energy needs please join our lead researcher Dr Jonathan Ennis-King of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and an industry panel for this free webinar:

About the presenter

Dr Jonathan Ennis-King joined CSIRO in 1999 to work on the geological storage of carbon dioxide. Jonathan’s general research interests are the modelling and simulation of multiphase flow in porous media, and the coupling of that flow to thermal, mechanical and chemical processes.


David Norman, CEO Future Fuels CRC (Host)
Dennis Van Puyvelde, Energy Networks Australia
Ashley Roberts, Woodside

Register for the free public webinar here.

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