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The Australian Hydrogen Conference

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

25-26 May 2021 | Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney

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Building on our highly successful virtually delivered event in 2020, which brought together key industry stakeholders from all over Australia and the globe, the Australian Hydrogen Conference – in partnership with the Australian Hydrogen Council – will be returning face-to-face on the 25-26 May in Sydney 2021.

Join the hydrogen sector’s most eminent energy leaders to explore the latest emerging projects, challenges, opportunities and lessons, and help shape the future of this rapidly expanding industry.

The 2021 program is in development and we are currently accepting expressions of interest to speak. If you would like to contribute to our exciting 2021 event, please contact:

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

The speakers and agenda listed below are from 2020 event.

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

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Chief Scientist, Australian Government

James Hetherington

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

The Hon. Guy Barnett MP

Minister for Energy, Government of Tasmania

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

Jason Crusan

Vice President Technology, Woodside

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP

Minister for Energy and Mining, South Australian Government

Bart Biebuyck

Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Dr Fiona Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

H.E. Jean-Pierre Thebault

Ambassador of France to Australia

Dr. Stefan Kaufmann

Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Holger Lösch

Deputy Director General, Executive Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Jamie Isbister

Ambassador for the Environment, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Nak-Hyun Kwon

Director of Business Coordination Department, H2KOREA

Dr. Linda Wright

Chief Executive, New Zealand Hydrogen Association

Caroline Hillegeer

Chief Commercial Officer, ENGIE Hydrogen

Karan Bagga

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

Nicolas Pocard

Director Marketing, Ballard Power

Jeremy Stone

Non-Executive Director, J-Power

Yuko Fukuma

Senior Staff Officer, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd

Nigel Holmes

Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Nick Barilo

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

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

Richard Fechner

Executive General Manager & Global Leader, GHD Advisory

Dr Patrick Hartley

Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission, CSIRO

Vivek Srinivasan

Manager Futures Division, CSIRO

Paul Hodgson

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

Kristin Raman

Head of Strategy and Innovation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

David Grabau

Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade

Michael Dolan

Hydrogen Innovation & Development Lead, Fortescue Metals Group

Professor Paul Lever

Chief Executive Officer, Mining3

Fahmida Smith

Principal Market Development, Anglo American

Koen Langie

Senior Hydrogen Solutions Developer, ENGIE

Emelia Addo-Appiah

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

Rachelle Doyle

Chair of Standards Australia ME-093 Hydrogen Technologies Committee & Hydrogen Technology Lead, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Professor Ian Mackinnon

Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Justine Lacey

Director, Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform, CSIRO

Dr Carol Bond

Lecturer in Management, RMIT

Professor Peta Ashworth

Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, University of Queensland

Mike Davis

Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

Andrew Dickson

Project Manager - Asian Renewable Energy Hub, CWP Renewables

Tim Wall

President – Global Manufacturing & Corporate HSE, Incitec Pivot

Terry Kallis

Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Renewables Australia

Russell James

General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

Stephen Learney

General Manager, Haskel

Gary Bradshaw

Compressor Products Manager, Howden Process Compressors

Matt MacLeod

Manager - Future Technologies and Mobility, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Scott Nargar

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

Dr Dennis Van Puyvelde

Head of Gas, Energy Networks Australia

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

David Norman

Chief Executive Officer, Future Fuels CRC

Johan Backa

Director of Sales, Chemical & Refining SEA, ABB

Wen-Bin Qian

Head of Business Development, ASEAN and South Asia, Linde Group/BOC Australia

Zane McDonald

Lead Analyst, Hydrogen and Alternative Transportation, S&P Global Platts

Paul Buch

Energy Market Leader/Project Director, GHD

Azad Hessamodini

President, Growth & Development, Wood

Brooke Maki

Future Energy Market Development Lead/ Technical Director, GHD

Andrea Alfani

Vice President of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, APAC, Baker Hughes

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

9:45 am

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE | Federal Ministerial Address

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

10:00 am

VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Victorian State Ministerial Address

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

10:30 am

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

Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, Australian Government

11:00 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:30 am

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

11:50 am

TASMANIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan

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

12:10 pm

Implementing the National Hydrogen Strategy

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

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

Woodside’s hydrogen initiatives

Jason Crusan, Vice President Technology, Woodside

1:40 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

2:00 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)

2:20 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:40 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

3:00 pm

Piloting the energy transition in Queensland

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

3:20 pm

  • What is in stored in the prevailing hydrogen production pathways
  • How Platts is tracking these hydrogen production pathways
  • Who will be impacted by a low carbon hydrogen market

3:40 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

9:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Richard Fechner, Executive General Manager & Global Leader, GHD Advisory

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

9:35 am

ENGIE’s hydrogen initiatives

Caroline Hillegeer, Chief Commercial Officer, ENGIE Hydrogen

Q&A: Peter De Neef, Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific/Global Solutions & Partnerships Department, ENGIE Hydrogen

10:15 am

The European Hydrogen Strategy and clean hydrogen alliance

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

10:35 am

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

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

10:55 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:15 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

11:35 am

New Zealand hydrogen initiatives

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

11:55 am

Korea's Hydrogen Strategy

Nak-Hyun Kwon, Director of Business Coordination Department, H2KOREA

12:15 pm

Lunch and networking break

HYDROGEN INITIATIVES

1:10 pm

CSIRO hydrogen strategy and feasibility studies

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

Vivek Srinivasan, Manager Futures Division, CSIRO

1:30 pm

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)

1:50 pm

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

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

2:10 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.

2:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:50 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

3:10 pm

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain

Jeremy Stone, Non-Executive Director, J-Power

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

3:30 pm

  • Scotland has committed to a 75% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030
  • Hydrogen needs to be part of the future energy mix
  • Scotland has already developed a number of active hydrogen projects
  • North sea experience, supply chain capability and investor confidence means Scotland is poised to scale up hydrogen production and deliver progress across Transport, Local Energy Systems and Major Energy Hubs

3:50 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

9:55 am

PANEL | Opportunities for hydrogen in the mining sector

Professor Paul Lever, Chief Executive Officer, Mining3

Fahmida Smith, Principal Market Development, Anglo American

Koen Langie, Senior Hydrogen Solutions Developer, ENGIE

Paul Buch, Energy Market Leader/Project Director, GHD

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 & Hydrogen Technology Lead, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

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

Whilst there is growing excitement in the energy sector about the potential of hydrogen, it is important to secure a social licence 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.

12:00 pm

Hydrogen technology and innovation: Make it, move it, use it

Azad Hessamodini, President, Growth & Development, Wood

12:15 pm

Sector Coupling with Hydrogen – Enabling an integrated energy system

Mike Davis, Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

12:35 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 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

1:50 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

2:10 pm

CASE STUDY | Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project

Terry Kallis, Executive Chairman, Hydrogen Renewables Australia

2:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:50 pm

Clean Energy Innovation Hub

Russell James, General Manager, Business Development West, ATCO

3:10 pm

Cost effective fuelling solutions

Stephen Learney, General Manager, Haskel

3:25 pm

Advances in hydrogen compression

Gary Bradshaw, Compressor Products Manager, Howden Process Compressors

3:40 pm

Building a lower carbon future together: Technology enablers for hydrogen and carbon capture

Andrea Alfani, Vice President of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, APAC, Baker Hughes

3:55 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

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

HYDROGEN MOBILITY

9:35 am

France’s hydrogen initiatives

H.E. Jean-Pierre Thebault, Ambassador of France to Australia

9:55 am

Toyota Australia - Hydrogen Centre Project

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

10:15 am

Hydrogen mobility opportunities in Australia

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

10:35 am

PANEL | Hydrogen mobility

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

10:55 am

Networking and refreshment break

HYDROGEN INITIATIVES

11:20 am

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

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

11:40 am

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

12:00 pm

Being a Hydrogen Entrepreneur in Australia

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

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

The current status of hydrogen technology development and integration in Australia

Dr Neil Thompson, Managing Director, ITM Power Australia

1:40 pm

Future Fuels CRC hydrogen initiatives

David Norman, Chief Executive Officer, Future Fuels CRC

1:55 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.

2:10 pm

BOC/Linde Group hydrogen initiatives

Wen-Bin Qian, Head of Business Development, ASEAN and South Asia, Linde Group/BOC Australia

2:25 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

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when & where

25 - 28 May 2021

Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney
61-101 Phillip St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9228 9188

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Conference Research Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4058
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