Global experts to explore latest hydrogen production tech at upcoming forum

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Over 70 experts from around the world are set to convene at a virtual international forum held by the University of Adelaide from 12 to 15 September to discuss the latest and emerging hydrogen production technologies. 

The Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT-3) forum is the latest rendition of previously held events in 2019 and 2021 and will explore a wide array of current and emerging zero-carbon emission hydrogen production technologies.  

The upcoming event will look into cheap hydrogen production, which is a major area of interest for the hydrogen industry, and will dive deep into the limitations and future prospects of large-scale electrolysers. 

“Large-scale electrolyser installations can be powered directly by renewable electricity, helping to enable the efficient use of clean energy, despite the variability that characterises some renewable energy sources. However, alternative technologies such as photocatalysis are also emerging and we will explore their potential to contribute to decarbonisation,” said Professor Greg Metha from the University of Adelaide’s School of Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Sciences. 

Aside from discussing the challenges and limitations of emerging technologies in the industry, experts in the forum will appraise current solutions and their projected effectiveness and scopes. 

“Perfecting the technology that will produce cheap and renewable hydrogen at large scale is one of the key steps in helping the world to achieve net-zero emissions,” said Professor Metha.

HyPT-3 forum will also focus on emerging electrolysis technology, hydrogen production from natural gas with solid carbon by-products, bioresources and waste, technology associated with thermochemical, photo-electrochemical and photocatalysis processes, and the emerging field of naturally occurring hydrogen. 

In compliance with the goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, countries are aiming to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate-neutral world by mid-century. 

For further details on the event and to view the list of keynote speakers, visit