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The Grand Challenge: Igniting the Future of Renewable Fuel

  • - (AEST)
  • University of Sydney
    Abercrombie Building (H70), Auditorium Darlington Ln & Abercrombie St,, Darlington NSW 2008, Australia

"As an entrepreneur, pitch an innovative idea that uses, or amplifies the use of, renewable energy."

In a world facing pressing environmental challenges, the need for renewable fuel solutions has never been more critical. Could green hydrogen fuel be the answer to decarbonise global industries and local energy users alike? 

Hydrogen may hold the key to unlocking a sustainable future. With its remarkable energy storage capabilities compared to fossil fuels and non-toxic emissions when burned as fuel, hydrogen stands poised to revolutionise our transportation systems, power grids, and industries. Hydrogen can be produced almost anywhere, most notably from simple water molecules using a process called electrolysis. These can be produced en masse for industrial scale or also by individuals in their homes. 

While hydrogen sounds like a miracle cure, there are many questions that accompany it. How can green hydrogen be produced cheaply? Will the general public and industry leaders accept hydrogen as the new fuel source? What is still needed to make hydrogen storage viable for the future?

Our guest speaker, Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, is one of the world’s leading hydrogen fuel and storage experts and is passionate about using hydrogen as a global energy solution.

Year 9-10 students will spend a day learning about a real-life global problem i.e. the Grand Challenge, and brainstorm, develop and pitch their own solutions to their peers and STEM experts for a chance to win cash prizes. 

Students will need to be supervised by a teacher. Available for school bookings only. This is a collaboration between Future Anything and the Faculty of Science, University of Sydney.