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Renewables + Resources Conference

Harnessing renewable energy to lower energy costs, reduce emissions and maximise efficiencies

4 March 2020 | Hyatt Regency Perth

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Australia has long been a mining, oil & gas powerhouse and is now emerging as a renewable energy technology leader. There are increasing opportunities and applications for renewable energy in resources, providing both opportunities for companies to reduce their operations carbon foot print whilst also lowering energy costs and improving their bottom line.

The Renewables + Resources Conference will be a landmark event for the resources & energy industry during this crucial time as we see an increasingly strong business case for adding renewable solutions to their energy mix which will drastically challenging the existing operations and models and open-up new opportunities.
The event is designed as a platform to bring together mining, oil & gas companies, the world’s leading technology and innovation experts, energy industry innovators and investors to discuss and explore the latest opportunities, challenges, innovative technologies and developments for reducing the resources industry’s reliance on costly fossil fuels.

Join us on the 4 March 2020 in Perth as we explore harnessing renewable energy to lower costs, reduce emissions and maximise efficiencies.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • The role of renewable’s in mining & resources energy transition
  • How can the mining sector thrive in a new age of “sustainability”?
  • Case studies on current and proposed renewable projects and their transition to renewable energy- Mining, Mineral processing, Oil & gas
  • How are investors assessing mining, oil & gas companies in relation to their climate strategies and energy choices for operations?
  • Funding option and how the numbers stack up!
  • Hydrogen market developments and the likely impacts and opportunities for the resources sector
  • Future-proofing Australia’s resource exports in a decarbonizing world


8:30 am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Ben McGarry, Global Service Leader - Future Energy, Aurecon

9:10 am

  • How can the mining sector thrive in a new age of “sustainability”?
  • The opportunity for Australia to become the global center for renewables for Resources, Oil &
  • Emerging technologies and renewables role as a driver & tool of transition

9:45 am

  • How is the focus on resource companies’ climate and carbon strategies translating into new investment analysis and criteria for assets?
  • Is being green now one of the top precondition’s for lending?
  • Does the lack of coherent policy decrease investment attractiveness?
  • Which resource companies are emerging as leaders in these areas?
  • What can we expect to see change over the next 5 years?

10:25 am

The transition to reliable renewable energy

James Harman, CEO, EDL

11:00 am

Networking & refreshment break

12:15 pm

  • Sustainability presents both a challenge and opportunity for Australian Industry
  • New energy technologies provide material opportunities for economic emission reductions
  • Case Study: Darwin LNG Battery Project

12:50 pm


1:50 pm

As a significant consumer of energy, Fortescue is focussed on implementing innovative and practical initiatives that have the potential to lower our costs while also reducing emissions and managing climate-related risks. On completion of the US$700 million Pilbara Energy Connect program of works and the Chichester Solar Gas Hybrid Project, approximately 20 – 30 per cent per cent of stationary energy requirements for Fortescue’s mine sites, including Iron Bridge, will be from solar.

2:30 pm

WA in transition: how WA projects are leading the charge to a lower carbon energy system

Chris Campbell, General Manager – Western Australia, Alinta Energy

3:05 pm

Networking & refreshment break

3:35 pm

  • Breaking the dig and ship model to add value in Australia.
  • In country value adding to produce high purity end products.
  • Using new technology to gain a competitive advantage.

4:10 pm

Australia is an energy export powerhouse. To maintain this position in a rapidly decarbonising world, Australia must eventually replace its carbon-based exports with zero-carbon embedded products. The ANU Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific research programme will catalyse the development of major renewable energy export industries from the ground up, including renewable electricity export, hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuel production, and renewable refining of metal ores, especially green steel. The aim is to provide the research base to future-proof the way Australia trades with the world – based on the nation’s abundant renewable energy.

4:45 pm

Integrating concentrating solar thermal technologies (CST) into the Bayer Alumina refining process – Opportunities for ‘Green Aluminium’

Professor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide

5:20 pm

CLOSE | Closing remarks from the Chair

Networking Function


Packages Price
Package (One Day)$1295+GSTEarly Bird


Dr Ben McGarry

Global Service Leader - Future Energy, Aurecon

Patrick Hastwell

A/ VP Sustainable Development, Communication & External Affairs, ConocoPhillips Australia

Zoe von Batenburg

Business Development and Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Don Hyma

Director Projects, Fortescue Metals Group

Michael Wood

Director - Sustainability, Deloitte

James Harman


Patrick Leung

Director Origination, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Chris Campbell

General Manager – Western Australia, Alinta Energy

Nigel Brunel

Director, Institutional Commodities, OMF Markets

Robert Wilson

Head of Western Australia and Resources, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Professor Gus Nathan

Director, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide

Justin Brown

Managing Director, Element 25 Limited

Prof Ken Baldwin

Director, ANU Energy Change Institute and ANU Public Policy Fellow / Director, ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific

Lachlan Shaw

Director, Head of Commodity Research, Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank

when & where

04 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
+61 (08) 9225 1234

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Alex Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4315

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4030

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