Who we are

KETH is owned, built and operated by Luth Eolas Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Future Energy Exports Co-operative Research Centre (FEnEx CRC).

Luth Eolas was established in 2021 and its name is Gaelic for “Energy knowledge”.

Luth Eolas is a for-profit company and has its own board and management team:

Tim Shanahan

Independent Chair

Prof. Eric May

(2021 WA Scientist of the Year, Chevron Chair in Gas Process Engineering at UWA)

Simona Chady

Chief Executive Officer
(Total, Shell)

Helen Studham

Lead Engineer & Project Team Lead
(Woodside; Worley Parsons; BHP)

Nick Day

Company Secretary
(Metalicity Limited, Battery Minerals Limited and IronRinger/Dreadnought Resources)

Luke McElroy

Research Engineer
(Woodside Energy, Dupont, Arup and Curtin University)

Energy is integral to life

Energy has transformed modern living. Products like LNG and hydrogen enable human progress and help solve global challenges.


Luth Eolas is currently funded through the FEnEx CRC but plans to raise the capital for KETH through industry and government equity and grants. The company has been allocated three hectares of land at a prime location in the Kwinana Strategic Industrial Area.

FEnEx CRC is an Australian not-for-profit research organisation striving to future-proof energy exports through industrial-scale research and innovation in LNG and hydrogen.

Established in 2020, it also delivers education and training, evidence-based advice to inform the development of government policies, testing facilities and PhD scholarship opportunities.

FEnEx CRC is funded through government grants, membership fees and direct investments from industry and research bodies.

By bringing together global and local industry partners as well as innovative universities, FEnEx CRC aims to stimulate collaboration and accelerate cutting-edge industry-led research to improve the competitiveness of LNG and hydrogen and drive substantial emission reduction.