The need for renewable and low-emission energy is expected to grow rapidly in Australia and Chile, presenting both challenges and opportunities. New technologies that facilitate the development of low emission reductions from existing sources are the focus of our energy research.

CSIRO’s research covers

  1. Next generation photovoltaic solar
  2. Concentrated solar thermal technologies
  3. Hydrogen technologies to store and transport energy
  4. Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) to reduce emissions
  5. Create value from carbon waste streams through the synthesis of materials into new chemicals, fuels and materials

Green Hydrogen in the crosshairs

Everything indicates that hydrogen as a decarbonization alternative is reaching a point very close to its real development, although of course there are challenges to achieve this, mainly those related to cost and its availability or technological readiness for the market.

In this sense, Chile has taken some steps and so has Australia, a country that has defined Hydrogen as an industry that has the potential to create 7,600 jobs and close to 8 billion dollars annually by 2050. A CSIRO report has mapped the critical research steps to get this industry up and running and reveals a critical supporting role in R&D.

The export, the integration of hydrogen to gas networks, transport systems, electrical systems and industrial processes.

CSIRO has created alliances to develop technologies associated with the Green Hydrogen Industry to enhance its own and catalyze results with collaborative work, which provide benefits to daily life in a responsible way and play a role in the decarbonization of energy, transportation and industry around the world.