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The Australian Hydrogen Conference

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

16-17-18 November 2020 | Virtually Delivered Event
Sydney AEDT/UTC+11

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The Australian Hydrogen Conference has now gone fully virtual, taking place over three days (16-17-18 November) and featuring the very latest developments with the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia. Hosted by the Australian Hydrogen Council in partnership with Informa Australia via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms, the 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 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, the Australian Hydrogen Conference will be delivered as a virtual event. Our online platform is fully interactive, sophisticated and will enable you to connect with industry thought leaders from the safety of your home or office. You will still have access to the same great content, hear from leading experts, unique networking and business development opportunities with key decisions makers including the option for arranging meetings and networking at times convenient to you and the ability to directly ask questions and engage virtually.

We also believe that by going virtual the event will greatly facilitate international attendance as there is no need to worry about flights, accommodation, border closures and other restrictions.

By offering a virtual event we hope to help people manage the challenges associated with coming together during travel and physical distancing restrictions in a dynamic and interactive way. We believe everyone should still be able to connect, access great content and ask questions of energy experts and key industry representatives.
Despite the current uncertainty, the hydrogen industry is moving forward at a rapid pace. This 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

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

9:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Fiona Simon, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

9:35 am

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE | Federal Ministerial Address

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

10:05 am

VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Victorian State Ministerial Address

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

10:35 am

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

Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, Australian Government

11:05 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:25 am

Implementing the National Hydrogen Strategy

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

11:45 am

TASMANIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan

The Hon. Guy Barnett MP, Minister for Energy, Government of Tasmania

12:05 pm

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Western Australia's Renewable Hydrogen Opportunity

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports, Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Western Australian Government

12:25 pm

Woodside’s hydrogen initiativesJason Crusan

Jason Crusan, Vice President Technology, Woodside

12:45 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

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)

1:50 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

2:10 pm

  • 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

2:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:50 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.

3:10 pm

Piloting the energy transition in Queensland

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

3:30 pm

Western Australia’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

Professor Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

3:50 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

BREAKFAST | CSIRO hydrogen strategy and feasibility studies

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

Vivek Srinivasan, Manager Futures Division, CSIRO

9:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

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

9:35 am

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

Paul Hodgson, General Manager Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement (East Coast), National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

9:55 am

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

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

10:15 am

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

10:35 am

ENGIE’s hydrogen initiatives

Senior Representative, ENGIE,

10:55 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:15 am

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

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

11:35 am

  • 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

11:55 am

New Zealand hydrogen initiatives

Dr. Linda Wright, Chief Executive, New Zealand Hydrogen Association

12:15 pm

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

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

12:35 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

Sector Coupling with Hydrogen – Enabling an integrated energy system

Mike Davis, Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

1:40 pm

Clean Energy Innovation Hub

Russell James, General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

2:00 pm

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain

Jeremy Stone, Non-Executive Director, J-Power

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

2:20 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:40 pm

Whilst there is growing excitement in the energy sector about the potential of hydrogen, it is important to secure a social license to operate. This panel will explore the benefits, risks, and barriers of hydrogen production, and how to effectively engage with the Australian public to ensure their support for the growing hydrogen industry.

3:20 pm

CASE STUDY | Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project

Terry Kallis, Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Renewables Australia

3:35 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

9:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

David Grabau, Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade

COMMERCIALISATION & TECHNOLOGY

9:35 am

  • 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

10:05 am

PANEL | Opportunities for hydrogen in the mining sector

10:25 am

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

10:40 am

Safety considerations for hydrogen

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

11:00 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:20 am

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

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

11:40 am

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

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

12:00 pm

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

12:20 pm

Being a Hydrogen Entrepreneur in Australia

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

12:35 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

Cost effective fuelling solutions

Stephen Learney, General Manager, Haskel

1:35 pm

Advances in hydrogen compression

Gary Bradshaw, Compressor Products Manager, Howden Process Compressors

1:50 pm

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.

2:05 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:20 pm

The current status of hydrogen technology development and integration in Australia

Dr Neil Thompson, Managing Director, ITM Power Australia

HYDROGEN MOBILITY

2:35 pm

Toyota Australia – Hydrogen Centre Project

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

2:50 pm

Hydrogen mobility opportunities in Australia

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

3:05 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

3:20 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

pricing

Packages Price
Virtual Pass$2,546.25+GST

Important • Virtual Pass bookings

For virtual pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay 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 Energy, Government of Tasmania

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

Paul Hodgson

General Manager Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement (East Coast), 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

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports, Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Western Australian Government

Dr. Linda Wright

Chief Executive, New Zealand Hydrogen Association

Dr Carol Bond

Lecturer in Management, RMIT

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Brand your company across this virtual event from the safety of your home or office. The virtual Forum is fully interactive, sophisticated and will enable you to connect with industry thought-leaders.

You will have access to the same great content, hear from leading experts and access unique networking and business development opportunities with key decisions makers. Our virtual platform will allow you to engage directly with attendees through meetings, video link, chat, live product demos, and virtual exhibits.

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
E: Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au
T: 02 9080 4030

Benefits of attending virtually

Why attend The Australian Hydrogen Conference Virtually?


Content is King: Enjoy Curated Content
With expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.


Accessible from your devices
Learning and networking is now at your fingertips – the conferences and matchmaking platform is accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices


Time Efficient and Cost Saving
Save on travelling time and accommodation costs while getting in touch with industry professionals without geographical boundaries


Business Matchmaking Live
Connect and meet with fellow attendees from all over the world by taking advantage of the AI powered matchmaking within the virtual platform.


Live and On-Demand
Wherever you are in the world, view the presentations at your leisure – either live or on-demand you’ll never miss a session.


Engage with our expert speakers
Make the most of your virtual experience by keeping updated with the latest insights and discussions, all while engaging with speakers through live polls, Q&A and more!

 

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when & where

16 - 18 Nov 2020

Virtually Delivered Event

contact

Still have a question?

Lisa Hedlund
Conference Research Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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