School of Chemical Engineering

Hydrogen energy

Researchers will work with the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer and industry to store and convert excess renewable energy for use in a range of sectors.

A tank of ammonia at a chemical plant with blue sky in background.

Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to make it 100 per cent renewable.

Patterns on surface of liquid metal

Zebra stripes, leopard spots and other patterns discovered on the skin of frozen metal alloys that defy conventional metallurgy.

2020 ATSE Fellows

Researchers honoured for their pioneering work in renewable energy, water management and chemical engineering.

Solar cells, wind turbines and structures that house the electrolyser to create hydrogen

The green hydrogen revolution is coming, and Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of it, an analysis of production costs by UNSW engineers has shown.

hydrogen storage facility near windfarms and solar panels

A new UNSW-industry partnership will prioritise commercialisation of hydrogen research to benefit society.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

From finding packaging solutions in bananas to using citizen science to track bush regeneration, UNSW Sydney researchers are using nature – and each other – to help tackle global problems.

Gases in the intestines

UNSW Sydney chemical engineers have traced the journey of gases through the gut while further developing a non-invasive, gas-capturing capsule.

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Scientists have closed the loop on greenhouse gas emissions by turning carbon dioxide back into coal in a low energy, efficient process using liquid metals as catalyst.

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The case for hydrogen as a fuel has been well made but there has been little investment to bring it to scale.

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