Facilities and equipment

Cutting-edge infrastructure to unlock hydrogen opportunities

A hydrogen hub of expertise

Hycel boasts nation-leading hydrogen infrastructure. The Hycel Technology Hub and Hydrogen Test Beds complement Deakin’s renowned facilities including the Institute for Frontier Materials, Carbon Nexus, BatTRI-Hub and Energy Storage Facility, and Renewable Energy Microgrid.

Hycel Technology Hub

The Hycel Technology Hub is a 2200m² bespoke hydrogen research, testing and training facility located at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus. As Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell research, prototyping and fabrication facility, it supports the development of new technologies to develop next-generation higher power fuel cells. The hub has been designed to connect research, industry, and community, with inclusive design and connection between education and research spaces.

The facility provides a new product engineering development laboratory, three dedicated laboratory bays and associated offices. The hub also boasts a dedicated community and multifunctional space for events, training, industry collaboration and networking.

The Hycel Technology Hub offers a unique hydrogen product engineering and testing service for businesses to maximise their competitiveness and create new global market opportunities.

Introducing the G400

Introducing the G400

Hycel’s second and largest fuel cell testing station, the G400 will enable researchers and industry partners to test and validate fuel cell stacks with up to 6kW power output. The first of its kind in Australia, the G400 will be critical in fulfilling Hycel’s fuel research mission.

Greener building by design

The Hycel Technology Hub has been designed as a carbon neutral building. Deakin has reduced embodied carbon through material selection such as green concrete, recycled steel and recycled furniture. More than 600 rooftop solar panels – along with extra insulation – significantly reduce energy consumption. The building has also been designed according to water sensitive urban design principles.

Construction of the Hycel Technology Hub is currently underway, with expected completion in early 2024.

Tenancy opportunities available

Interested in a tenancy at the Hycel Technology Hub? We would love to hear from you.

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Hydrogen test beds

Hydrogen test beds

The Hydrogen Test Beds facility is designed to test hydrogen in pipes, as part of the move to de-carbonise the gas industry. Located at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus, it enables research into materials compatibility of natural gas infrastructure and 100% hydrogen.

Delivered in partnership with the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre, the facility features three 10m x 10m test beds, one 15m x 10m training bed, and low-pressure hydrogen storage.

Contact us

For all enquiries, please email the team at hycel@deakin.edu.au