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The Australian Hydrogen Conference

Exploring the latest hydrogen energy developments in Australia, and our international export opportunities

16-17 November 2020 | Rydges Melbourne

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The Australian Hydrogen Council, in partnership with Informa Australia, are delighted to hold the Australian Hydrogen Conference on the 16-17 November 2020 at the Rydges Melbourne. This event will explore the latest hydrogen energy developments in Australia, along with our international export opportunities.

Australia is set to become a world leader in hydrogen production and exports thanks the release of the National Hydrogen Strategy, which includes a $370 million funding package from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to grow an innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia.

his industry conference – which has the full support of the Australian Hydrogen Council – has been perfectly timed to discuss the outcomes of the National Hydrogen Strategy. Join us to listen to key stakeholders from across the private and public sectors discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the hydrogen sector. This event will be THE key meeting place for Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry.

5 reasons why you must attend this national summit on Australia’s hydrogen future:

  • Hear from Australia’s leading hydrogen project developers on their latest plans -all under the one roof
  • Gain an insight into the investment opportunities that this exciting new industry has to offer
  • Take away a comprehensive review on what each of Australia’s States and Territories are doing to advance the hydrogen sector in their jurisdiction
  • Meet and connect with the who’s who of the hydrogen supply chain – from government agencies, technology suppliers, commercial developers and many more
  • Get on board the ground floor of this exciting new export industry that will see Australia “shipping sunshine” to Asia’s booming markets

In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this year’s Australian Hydrogen Conference will be delivered as a Hybrid event: with both physical face-to-face attendance, and virtual attendance with interactive features, making this event accessible for attendees from across Australia and the globe. We are adding additional measures to ensure the safety of our speakers and delegates on site, and we are continually reviewing government recommendations as they appear and will make any adjustments necessary.

Despite the current uncertainty, the hydrogen industry is moving forward at a rapid pace. By scheduling the Australian Hydrogen Conference in November, the event is perfectly timed to bring national and international key stakeholders both in person and virtually to discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the hydrogen sector.

agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Fiona Simon, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

9:00 am

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE | Federal Ministerial Address

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Federal Government

9:30 am

VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Victorian State Ministerial Address

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government

9:50 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | An overview of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy

Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, Australian Government

10:20 am

Implementing the National Hydrogen Strategy

James Hetherington, Director, National Hydrogen Strategy team, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

10:40 am

Kick-starting Australia’s hydrogen industry: The CEFC’s plan to commit $300 million of concessional finance through a new Advancing Hydrogen Fund

Rupert Maloney, Head of Hydrogen Investment, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

11:00 am

  • Overview of ARENA
  • ARENA’s work and lessons learned in renewable hydrogen
  • What are the opportunities in renewable hydrogen
  • ARENA will invest $70 million to support the development and demonstration of electrolyser technologies

11:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:50 am

Woodside’s hydrogen initiativesJason Crusan

Jason Crusan, Vice President Technology, Woodside

12:10 pm

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | South Australian government perspective

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, Minister for Energy and Mining, South Australian Government

12:30 pm

The Hydrogen Action plan sets out twenty key actions across five key areas to help scale-up renewable hydrogen production for export and domestic consumption and contribute to the South Australian Growth State Plan being developed by the SA Government.

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:35 pm

Remarks from the Chair

Facilitated by: Richard Fechner, Executive General Manager & Global Leader, GHD Advisory

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain: The La Trobe Valley project

Jeremy Stone, Non-Executive Director, J-Power

Yuko Fukuma, Senior Staff Officer, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd

1:55 pm

TASMANIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan

The Hon. Guy Barnett MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Energy, Veteran's Affairs, Tasmanian Government

2:15 pm

Piloting the energy transition in Queensland

Professor Ian Mackinnon, Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology

2:35 pm

Western Australia’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

Professor Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

2:55 pm

NT’s Hydrogen Strategy

3:15 pm

The Hydrogen Industry Cluster: Building capabilities and driving industry collaboration across the hydrogen value chain

Miranda Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

3:35 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:50 pm

Hydrogen Research Development & Demonstration (RD&D): Priorities and opportunities for Australia

Dr Patrick Hartley, Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission, CSIRO

4:10 pm

Kristin will provide an update on the renewable gas landscape in Australia, including AGIG’s hydrogen initiatives such as the Australian-first Hydrogen Park South Australia project – due to begin production in the first half of 2020

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

4:30 pm

Large scale electrolysis- Key technologies for Green Chemicals via Power to X

Karan Bagga, Chief Engineer, Green Hydrogen & Chemicals – Engineering and Technology, thyssenkrupp

4:50 pm

  • The role of fuel cell in the future of transportation with focus on heavy duty vehicles
  • Fuel cell offer an attractive value proposition for heady duty vehicles like bus, truck and train
  • Key element of total cost of ownership today and trends for the future towards economic parity with internal combustion engines
  • Beyond zero emission; a look at the sustainability of the hydrogen and fuel cell path to clean transportation

5:10 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking drinks

8:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

David Grabau, Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade

8:40 am

BREAKFAST | CSIRO hydrogen strategy and feasibility studies

Dr Patrick Hartley, Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission, CSIRO

Vivek Srinivasan, Manager Futures Division, CSIRO

HYDROGEN INITIATIVES

9:10 am

Blending targets – The best way to drive uptake of renewable gas

Dr Dennis Van Puyvelde, Head of Gas, Energy Networks Australia

9:30 am

Sector Coupling with Hydrogen – Enabling an integrated energy system

Mike Davis, Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

9:50 am

Clean Energy Innovation Hub

Russell James, General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

10:00 am

PANEL | Q&A

Mike Davis, Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

Russell James, General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

Dr Dennis Van Puyvelde, Head of Gas, Energy Networks Australia

10:10 am

Social license for hydrogen

Dr Justine Lacey, Director, Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform, CSIRO

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:50 am

Developing community trust in hydrogen

Professor Peta Ashworth, Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, University of Queensland

11:10 am

Safety considerations for hydrogen

Nick Barilo, Director of the Center for Hydrogen Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

11:30 am

Cost effective fuelling solutions

Stephen Learney, General Manager, Haskel

11:40 am

Advances in hydrogen compression

Gary Bradshaw, Compressor Products Manager, Howden Process Compressors

11:50 am

Hydrogen is playing a growing role in the world’s transition to newer, less carbon intense energy. This growing role requires a value chain that leverages newer technologies that deliver great efficiency and productivity. CAPEX and OPEX are driving decisions to fully integrated operations through digitalization; adopt a modularized, scalable approach to electrical infrastructure; and ensure tight process control throughout a facility through lean automation systems.

A “total value chain” perspective is necessary for Hydrogen producers and technology providers to build this new value chain in a way that is safe, smart and sustainable for long-term industry growth and profitability.

12:00 pm

PANEL | Q&A

Stephen Learney, General Manager, Haskel

Gary Bradshaw, Compressor Products Manager, Howden Process Compressors

Johan Backa, Director of Sales, Chemical & Refining SEA, ABB

12:10 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:00 pm

Remarks from the Chair

Dr Fiona Simon, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

1:05 pm

CASE STUDY | Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project

Terry Kallis, Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Renewables Australia

1:20 pm

Green Hydrogen: Dyno Nobel’s feasibility study to assess renewable hydrogen at their Moranbah facility

Tim Wall, President – Global Manufacturing & Corporate HSE, Incitec Pivot

1:35 pm

The Asian Renewable Energy Hub: Large scale, cost effective green hydrogen for global markets

Andrew Dickson, Project Manager - Asian Renewable Energy Hub, CWP Renewables

COMMERCIALISATION & TECHNOLOGY

1:50 pm

Hydrogen technology standards

Emelia Addo-Appiah, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

Rachelle Doyle, Chair of Standards Australia ME-093 Hydrogen Technologies Committee & New Energy Program Manager, Woodside Energy

2:05 pm

  • The mining sector relies on the mobility of its product, people and supplies, and with transport accounting for a high proportion of the industry’s energy costs and carbon footprint, there is an opportunity for hydrogen to have a significant impact on emissions intensity
  • The near-absence of commercially available options for the sector’s mobile fleet remains a significant challenge
  • Fortescue’s approach to this challenge will be discussed, including early initiatives being investigated for the Company’s operations

2:25 pm

  • Commercialisation Strategy
  • Key issues to capture emerging markets
  • Update on the Hazer Commercial Development Project: recent milestones and progress

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:00 pm

Being a Hydrogen Entrepreneur in Australia

Cranston Polson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, H2H Energy and H2H Advantage

3:10 pm

The current status of hydrogen technology development and integration in Australia

Dr Neil Thompson, Managing Director, ITM Power Australia

3:20 pm

PANEL | Q&A

Cranston Polson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, H2H Energy and H2H Advantage

Dr Neil Thompson, Managing Director, ITM Power Australia

Geoff Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Hazer Group

HYDROGEN MOBILITY

3:40 pm

Toyota Australia – Hydrogen Centre Project

Matt MacLeod, Manager - Future Technologies and Mobility, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

3:50 pm

Hydrogen mobility opportunities in Australia

Scott Nargar, Senior Manager, Hyundai Future Mobility & Government Relations, Hyundai Motor Company Australia

4:00 pm

PANEL | Q&A

Nicolas Pocard, Director Marketing, Ballard Power

Matt MacLeod, Manager - Future Technologies and Mobility, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Scott Nargar, Senior Manager, Hyundai Future Mobility & Government Relations, Hyundai Motor Company Australia

4:20 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3395+GST

speakers

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Federal Government

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP

Minister for Energy and Mining, South Australian Government

The Hon. Guy Barnett MP

Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Energy, Veteran's Affairs, Tasmanian Government

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Chief Scientist, Australian Government

Dr Fiona Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

Jason Crusan

Vice President Technology, Woodside

James Hetherington

Director, National Hydrogen Strategy team, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Rupert Maloney

Head of Hydrogen Investment, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Matt Walden

Director | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Richard Day

Director Low Carbon Industry Development, Clean Energy Transition Division, SA Department for Energy and Mining

Jeremy Stone

Non-Executive Director, J-Power

Professor Ian Mackinnon

Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology

Miranda Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

Nicolas Pocard

Director Marketing, Ballard Power

Mike Davis

Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

Russell James

General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

Kristin Raman

Head of Strategy and Innovation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Dr Justine Lacey

Director, Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform, CSIRO

Terry Kallis

Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Renewables Australia

Andrew Dickson

Project Manager - Asian Renewable Energy Hub, CWP Renewables

Emelia Addo-Appiah

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

Michael Dolan

Hydrogen Innovation & Development Lead, Fortescue Metals Group

Geoff Ward

Chief Executive Officer, Hazer Group

Cranston Polson

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, H2H Energy and H2H Advantage

Dr Neil Thompson

Managing Director, ITM Power Australia

Matt MacLeod

Manager - Future Technologies and Mobility, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Scott Nargar

Senior Manager, Hyundai Future Mobility & Government Relations, Hyundai Motor Company Australia

Tim Wall

President – Global Manufacturing & Corporate HSE, Incitec Pivot

Rachelle Doyle

Chair of Standards Australia ME-093 Hydrogen Technologies Committee & New Energy Program Manager, Woodside Energy

Professor Peter Klinken AC

Chief Scientist of Western Australia

Dr Patrick Hartley

Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission, CSIRO

Nick Barilo

Director of the Center for Hydrogen Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Professor Peta Ashworth

Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, University of Queensland

Dr Dennis Van Puyvelde

Head of Gas, Energy Networks Australia

Stephen Learney

General Manager, Haskel

Gary Bradshaw

Compressor Products Manager, Howden Process Compressors

Johan Backa

Director of Sales, Chemical & Refining SEA, ABB

Vivek Srinivasan

Manager Futures Division, CSIRO

David Grabau

Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade

Yuko Fukuma

Senior Staff Officer, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd

Richard Fechner

Executive General Manager & Global Leader, GHD Advisory

Karan Bagga

Chief Engineer, Green Hydrogen & Chemicals – Engineering and Technology, thyssenkrupp

when & where

16 - 17 Nov 2020

Rydges Melbourne
Rydges Melbourne
186 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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