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The Inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit

Commercialising new technologies for Australia’s energy future

26-27 March 2019 | Novotel Melbourne on Collins

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the forthcoming inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit which will take place on the 26-27 March 2019 at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins. This event will examine the commercialisation of hydrogen technology for Australia’s energy future.

This important industry conference is being driven by the many new developments in the energy sector. As the push for renewable energy continues and governments continue to seek out new technology, hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology has begun to emerge as a major future energy source. However, there are barriers to market activation which stem from a lack of supporting infrastructure. The Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit will explore ways in which the private and public sector are working to commercialise this exciting new technology to promote our energy future.

Topics will include:

  • Technology outlook
  • Policy landscape
  • Commercialisation initiatives
  • Case studies
  • International developments

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agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Attilio Pigneri, Chief Executive, Hydrogen Utility (H2U) and President, Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy

9:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Labor's National Hydrogen Plan

Pat Conroy MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change & Energy; Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, Federal Opposition

9:30 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Ministerial address

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

10:00 am

Launched in August 2018, CSIRO’s National Hydrogen Roadmap sets out the key strategic opportunities for building an economically sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia. The presentation will highlight the approach and key findings, focusing primarily on the unique opportunities and implications for Australia’s energy sector.

10:30 am

CSIRO’s Low Emissions Technologies (LET) Program is the nation’s largest integrated research portfolio working across the spectrum of renewable and fossil energy conversion technologies. Together with stakeholders in government and industry, it focuses on developing technology pathways for low emissions renewable and coal based technologies which effectively support the transition to future energy systems with increased efficiencies and lower cost emissions reduction options while ensuring secure and sustainable energy supply. Our research underpins a suite of conventional and renewable energy technologies with the capacity to create integrated value chains to enhance deployment and impact of low emissions energy systems across energy and industrial sectors including electricity, transport, agriculture, process heat, fuels and other energy products.

This presentation will explore new and emerging hydrogen energy technology pathways and discuss some key technologies that have the potential to open up entirely new industry value chains across the energy sector.

11:00 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:20 am

FMG and CSIRO hydrogen project

Senior Representative, Fortescue Metals Group,

11:50 am

Significant interest is building around the potential for hydrogen to become one of the principal fuels in a low-carbon economy. In this keynote address, BloombergNEF’s Global Head of Special Projects Kobad Bhavnagri examines the benefits and challenges of a hydrogen economy.

12:20 pm

  • Hydrogen export opportunities for Australia
  • ARENA’s portfolio of hydrogen projects

Hydrogen represents an opportunity for Australia to export renewable energy to countries that lack our renewable energy resources. The international market for hydrogen as an energy carrier is expected to grow strongly over the coming decades. Domestic projects can help Australia get started down the path to building an export industry.

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

  • Why hydrogen, why now and why Australia
  • The global hydrogen market development and supportive policies

2:20 pm

Exporting low-cost Australian Hydrogen as Liquid Hydrogen to large growing markets overseas presents a tremendous opportunity for a new Australian Export Industry. Achieving this goal requires economies of scale and large-scale liquid hydrogen tankers. The design of these tankers and their operation are hard to extrapolate from those of small-scale liquid hydrogen tankers. This also applies to extrapolating from conventional large-scale LNG tankers. This presentation identifies the key challenges in the design and operation of large-scale liquid hydrogen tankers, and offers a number of solutions to solve these challenges.

2:50 pm

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) is a world-first pilot project to safely and efficiently produce and transport clean hydrogen from Victoria’s Latrobe Valley to Japan.

3:20 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:40 pm

Victoria's Hydrogen Economy

Kylie White, Deputy Secretary, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

4:10 am

South Australia has led the field in clean energy generation and the transition of our economy toward a low-carbon future that is required to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change. The South Australian Hydrogen Roadmap will guide the strategic development of the hydrogen industry in SA to become a zero-carbon emitting economy.

4:40 pm

Queensland has the potential to become a global player in the production and export of hydrogen by using our natural resources, creating a new wave of high-value, innovation-focused jobs in the process. Queensland is well positioned to meet the growing international demand for hydrogen as well as supplying the domestic market. Strong and long-standing trading partners like Japan and South Korea have expressed interest in the potential for hydrogen production in Queensland. Our established infrastructure, close proximity to Asia, significant solar resources, and available land make Queensland well-placed to produce renewable hydrogen for domestic and international use.

5:10 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking drinks

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Claire Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Mobility Australia

9:00 am

Port Lincoln Green H2/NH3 Supply Chain Demonstrator

Dr Attilio Pigneri, Chief Executive, Hydrogen Utility (H2U) and President, Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy

9:30 am

Woodside Hydrogen initiatives

Shannon O’Rourke, General Manager - Hydrogen, Woodside Energy

10:00 am

ATCO Hydrogen Microgrid

Samuel Lee Mohan, Head of Innovation, ATCO Gas Australia

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Transporting renewable energy

Ivan Byak, General Manager of New Energy, APA Group

11:30 am

It is increasingly well recognised that hydrogen is a key fuel of the future. A clean burning, storable source of energy, we know how to produce it and we know how to use it. Importantly, developments in technology and market conditions are moving us closer to commercialisation. At AGIG, we are committed to being a leader in this transformation, including through our Australian-first Hydrogen Park South Australia project which will produce renewable hydrogen through electrolysis and inject it into the existing gas network. Craig will describe our Vision for the future of gas networks and how we can collaborate and innovate to achieve commercial hydrogen production in the not too distant future.

12:00 pm

Accelerating the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to Australia was one of the main drivers for the establishment of Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA). The CEO of HMA, Claire Johnson will discuss the current status of the deployment of hydrogen mobility in Australia, and strategies and initiatives to overcome barriers to entry, the most significant being hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. HMA’s mission is to support the development of a nationwide hydrogen station network and they are working with all levels of government and industry to realise this objective. Claire’s presentation will touch on HMA’s requests to governments and their approach to working with all stakeholders to support their vision of a hydrogen society for Australia.

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

CASE STUDY | The future of hydrogen mobility - case study of hydrogen electric vehicles in Melbourne

Matt MacLeod, Manager Advanced Technology Vehicles and Site Development, Toyota Australia

2:00 pm

We look at the technology that’s coming to Australia and discuss the H2 stations rollout required to start this journey.

2:30 pm

The commercialisation of the HAZER Process

Geoff Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Hazer Group

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

The ITM Power Group has invested over A$200m in R&D activities to help commercialise hydrogen energy systems using rapid response Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers across key market verticals ranging from power to gas through to e-mobility and large scale renewable chemistry.The lessons learned from ITM’s pioneering hydrogen energy systems will help conference delegates understand the commercial potential for similar projects in Australia that will support the reduction and stabilisation of energy and transport costs whilst enhancing international competitive advantage in the manufacturing and resource extraction sectors.

4:00 pm

Collie Synfuels have developed a modular, smaller-scale, Coal-to-Fuel Cell Hydrogen + Diesel technology that includes Carbon Capture & Storage, with CO2 geo-sequestration at nearby industrial CO2 storage hubs. The company’s Collie Flagship Project in WA is linked to the South West Hub CO2 storage project. Similarly, the Latrobe Flagship Project in Victoria is linked to the CarbonNet CO2 storage. The Flagship design co-produces low cost Premium Blue Hydrogen for Fuel Cell Vehicles, together with low emissions, High Quality Synthetic Diesel. This presentation gives an overview of the technology involved, important market drivers, and the status of the Collie Synfuels’ project developments in WA and Victoria.

4:30 pm

CASE STUDY | Australia's future hydrogen export opportunities

5:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

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Package(Two Days)$3195+GSTEarly Bird

speakers

Dr Attilio Pigneri

Chief Executive, Hydrogen Utility (H2U) and President, Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy

Pat Conroy MP

Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change & Energy; Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, Federal Opposition

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 Patrick Hartley

Research Director - Oil Gas & Fuels, CSIRO

Dr David Harris

Research Director - Low Emissions Technologies, CSIRO

Senior Representative, Fortescue Metals Group

Kobad Bhavnagri

Head of APAC Economics & Policy, Bloomberg NEF

Tom Campey

General Manager Strategy, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Gustavo Gomberg

Consultant

Dr Daejun Chang

Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Seiji Hongo

Director, Chief Operating Officer, J-Power Latrobe Valley Pty Ltd

Hirofumi Kawazoe

Engineering Manager, Hydrogen Engineering Australia Pty Ltd

Kylie White

Deputy Secretary, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Richard Day

Acting Director - Low Carbon Economy Unit, SA Department for Energy and Mining

Senior Representative, Queensland Department of State Development (DSD)

Claire Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Mobility Australia

Shannon O’Rourke

General Manager - Hydrogen, Woodside Energy

Samuel Lee Mohan

Head of Innovation, ATCO Gas Australia

Ivan Byak

General Manager of New Energy, APA Group

Craig de Laine

General Manager, People and Strategy, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Matt MacLeod

Manager Advanced Technology Vehicles and Site Development, Toyota Australia

Scott Nargar

Manager of Hyundai Future Mobility & Government Relations, Hyundai

Geoff Ward

Chief Executive Officer, Hazer Group

Dr Neil Thompson

Managing Director, ITM Power Australia

C.M. (Costa) Tsesmelis

Project Director/Managing Director, Collie Synfuels Pty Ltd

when & where

26 - 27 Mar 2019

Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000

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