Interview: BOC discusses recent collaboration on Australian H2 project with CSIRO


Earlier this month BOC, a member of The Linde Group, announced it had signed a collaboration agreement with CSIRO that would see the two organisations work together on CSIRO’s $3.4m ammonia to hydrogen (H2) cracking and membrane purification project.

As part of the agreement, BOC will contribute in-kind gas products, equipment and technical expertise worth in excess of AU$100,000 ($80,000) for the two-year project now underway at CSIRO’s test site in Pullenvale, Brisbane.

BOC will supply ammonia, which will be cracked and purified into pure H2 by the modular membrane technology unit developed by CSIRO. BOC engineers will also assist with compressing the H2 and storing it in special cylinder packs, then distributing it to customers on the Australian east coast for use in H2 fuel cell vehicles.

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