Towards Solar Fuels — Hydrogen and Ammonia

Event details

Thursday 1 July 2021

In person event opens: 6:00 AEST
Presentation (in-person attendance and via zoom): 6:30-7:30pm AEST
Optional dinner following presentation: 7:30-8:30pm AEST


In-person and online: Free
Optional dinner: $30.50

Presented by the VIC Division

Thursday 1 July 2021

In person event opens: 6:00pm
Presentation (in-person attendance and via zoom): 6:30-7:30pm AEST
Optional dinner following presentation: 7:30-8:30pm AEST

In-person event and presentation: Free
Optional dinner following the presentation: $30.50

Fellows and guests are invited to join Professor Doug MacFarlane FTSE FAA for an engaging talk on the path to a zero net carbon future with solar produced fuels, hosted by ATSE’s Victorian Division.

In current discussions of new industries for Australia and a path to a zero net carbon future, “green hydrogen” – producing hydrogen fuel using renewable energy – features prominently.  The dream is capturing Australia’s abundant but variable renewable resources – wind and sunshine – in a storable and transportable (and exportable) form.  What does it involve?  How can it be done?  Is it feasible?  How can it be used?  Are there any other similar fuels? Ammonia? This talk will open up a discussion of the concepts, the issues and the possible solutions.

Open to all Fellows and their guests.

This is a hybrid event. The event and presenation is free.
The optional dinner following the presentation inner is $30.50.
The venue has limited capacity so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Fellows are encouraged to circulate the event information to their networks.


Doug MacFarlane
Professor Doug MacFarlane FTSE FAA

School of Chemistry, Monash University

Doug MacFarlane is a Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor in the School of Chemistry, Monash University.  Doug is head of the Energy Program in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. He is currently researching materials that will enable new pathways to generate energy and fuel from sustainable resources (e.g. the sun). One of his main focus areas within ACES is the generation of ‘Green Ammonia’ from nothing more than air, water and sunlight.

Doug has published more than 800 papers and 30 patents and his awards include the Australian Academy of Science Craig Medal, and the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation. Doug is also the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Jupiter Ionics P/L, a company spun out recently with seed funding from local investors to scale up the green ammonia generation technology developed in his group.