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The Australian Hydrogen Conference

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

30-31 March 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 30-31 March 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.

This industry conference – which has the full support of the Australian Hydrogen Council – has been perfectly timed to discuss the outcomes of the newly released 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

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 | 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

Paul McCartney, Chief Clean Futures Officer, 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

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | South Australian government perspective

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

12:10 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.

12:30 pm

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain: The La Trobe Valley project

Jeremy Stone, Non-Executive Director, J-Power

Shun Sakuma, General Manager, Hydrogen Engineering Australia

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 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

2:10 pm

Piloting the energy transition in Queensland

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

2:30 pm

Western Australia's Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

Professor Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

2:50 pm

NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | NT's Hydrogen Strategy

The Hon. Dale Wakefield MLA, Minister for Renewables, Energy and Essential Services, Northern Territory Government

3:20 pm

Woodside’s hydrogen initiatives

Senior Executive, Woodside,

3:40 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)

4:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

4:30 pm

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

Dr Patrick Hartley, CSIRO

4:50 pm

  • An overview of national hydrogen roadmap
  • The current deployment status of HRS, FCEV including stationary fuel-cell
  • Strategy for hydrogen and fuel-cell
  • Law for hydrogen and fuel-cell
  • Cooperation between Korea and Australia

5:10 pm

This session will explore Thyssenkrupp’s the successful trial of using hydrogen to displace coal in the production of steel, and what the implications for the future of the industrial sector both in Germany and worldwide.

5:30 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

5:40 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

HYDROGEN INITIATIVES

9:10 am

Networks are looking to hydrogen made from solar and wind power to decarbonise our gas networks. Trials are already underway, and some networks have already made clear plans to blend hydrogen into existing gas infrastructure.

Hydrogen is the way forward and replacing natural gas with hydrogen will deliver a safe, reliable and zero-emissions fuel for customers

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

Ben 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.

10:10 am

PANEL | Q&A

Russell James, General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

Ben Wilson, CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Networks Australia

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:50 am

Social license for hydrogen

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

11:10 am

Developing community trust in hydrogen

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

11:30 am

Safety considerations for hydrogen

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

11:50 am

Origin Australia’s hydrogen opportunities

Felicity Underhill, General Manager, Hydrogen, Origin Australia

12:10 pm

ENGIE’s hydrogen initiatives

Senior Representative, ENGIE,

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:15 pm

CASE STUDY | Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project

Terry Kallis, Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Renewables Australia

1:30 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

1:45 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

2:00 pm

Hydrogen technology standards

Emelia Addo, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

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

2:15 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

2:35 pm

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

2:50 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:10 pm

Being a Hydrogen Entrepreneur in Australia

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

3:20 pm

The current status of hydrogen technology development and integration in Australia

Dr Neil Thompson, Managing Director, ITM Power Australia

3:30 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

3:50 pm

Toyota Australia - Hydrogen Centre Project

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

4:00 pm

Hydrogen mobility opportunities in Australia

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

4:10 pm

PANEL | Q&A

Randy MacEwen, Chief Executive Officer, Ballard Power

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

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

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

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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

The Hon. Dale Wakefield MLA

Minister for Renewables, Energy and Essential Services, Northern Territory Government

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Chief Scientist, Australian Government

Dr Fiona Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

James Hetherington

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

Paul McCartney

Chief Clean Futures Officer, 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

Senior Executive, Woodside

Miranda Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

Jeahang Shin

Chief Executive Officer, H2KOREA

Adamo Screnci

Head of Global Business Development Green Chemicals, Thyssenkrupp

Randy MacEwen

Chief Executive Officer, Ballard Power

Andrew Dillon

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Networks Australia

Mike Davis

Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

Russell James

General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

Ben Wilson

CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Dr Justine Lacey

Director, Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform, CSIRO

Felicity Underhill

General Manager, Hydrogen, Origin Australia

Senior Representative, ENGIE

Terry Kallis

Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Renewables Australia

Andrew Dickson

Project Manager - Asian Renewable Energy Hub, CWP Renewables

Emelia Addo

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

Manager of 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

CSIRO

Nick Barilo

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

Shun Sakuma

General Manager, Hydrogen Engineering Australia

Professor Peta Ashworth

Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, University of Queensland

when & where

30 - 31 Mar 2020

Rydges Melbourne
Rydges Melbourne
186 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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