Hydrogen Economy Transformation For Australia
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Summit Producer
09:05 Highlights On Summit Day 1 Key Sessions By Summit Chairperson
Penelope-rounded Penelope (Pen) Howarth
Assistant Director and Energy Focal Point,Climate Change
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
09:15 Opening Keynote

Setting The Framework For A Viable Hydrogen Economy

09:45 Keynote
Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy: The Development Of A Local Green Hydrogen Economy
This presentation will discuss what are the current framework in place and how the  Western Government plans to build up from those frames to make the state a world leader across the hydrogen supply chain.
Adam-Osseiran-rounded Dr Adam Osseiran
Hydrogen Society of Australia
Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
Upcoming Low Carbon Productions Projects
10:30 LNG Industry

The Role Of Hydrogen In Global Decarbonization: Championing The Blue And Green Technology – Woodside’s Hydrogen Initiatives

There is a growing demand for safe, clean, affordable, and reliable energy that contributes to global decarbonization. As the pioneer of the Australian LNG industry, Woodside’s experience, underpinned by strong customer relationships, positions us well for large-scale hydrogen. They are focusing on two technologies – Blue hydrogen is made from our natural gas through the process of steam methane reforming (SMR). While CO₂ emissions are generated during SMR, we are committed to managing these through market offset or technical abatement to offer a carbon-neutral product. Green hydrogen is produced from water using renewable power.

Woodside has taken stakes in two renewable energy hydrogen project, which are among seven shortlisted by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to share $70 million to help fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia.

11:00 Mining Industry
Integrating Hydrogen Into Mining Power Systems: Anglo-American’s Initiatives In Developing Hydrogen-Powered Solutions For Mining
Anglo American
Anglo American and Macquarie Capital are jointly developing an integrated solar-powered, green hydrogen production and mine vehicle project at the Dawson Mine in Queensland. The partnership brings together Anglo American’s expertise in pioneering the development of hydrogen power solutions for mining operations and Macquarie’s leadership in global infrastructure and renewable energy development.

Anglo American has pioneered the development of hydrogen power solutions for mining operations and we are working on several hydrogen projects around the world as part of our pathway to carbon-neutral operations by 2040. This session will share cutting edge hydrogen technologies that will revolutionize the mining industry.

Latest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Developments In Heavy Logistics & Commercial Vehicles
11:30 Heavy Duty- Truck
Fueling The Future Of Mobility: Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Solutions For Transportation
The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck have announced plans for a collaboration focusing on hydrogen fuel-cell technology, which is the latest example of major transportation firms taking steps to push the technology into the mainstream. Both the automobile giants have join ventured to develop, produce, and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. 

This session will cover the challenge of heavy-duty hydrogen fueling technologies and a potential roadmap for heavy-duty vehicles.

Reine-Akemar-rounded Reine Alemar
Transport Development Director
Volvo Trucks
12:00 Fuel Cells And Their Role In The Stationary, Automotive, Rail And Maritime Sector
  • Proton Motor fuel cells explained
  • Application examples of fuel cells in the stationary, automotive, rail and maritime sector
  • This session will cover case studies of fuel cells in the stationary, automotive, rail and maritime sector
Manfred-Limbrunner_Profile-picture-rounded Manfred Limbrunner
Director Sales & Marketing
Proton Motor Fuel Cell, GmbH
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Safety Considerations For Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Applications
Nick-Barilo-rounded Nick Barilo
Executive Director
Center for Hydrogen Safety (United States of America)
Center for Hydrogen Safety
Innovations In Hydrogen Production And Carbon Storage
14:00 Battery Storage
Case Study: How The World’s First Hydrogen Batteries Breakthrough Offers Mass Hydrogen Storage Options For Future Zero-emission Communities
University of NSW researchers led by Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou say they have developed metal alloys capable of storing surplus electricity in the form of hydrogen much more cheaply than lithium batteries to take advantage of the renewables rush. UNSW”s Hydrogen Energy Research Centre, backed by $10 million from Providence Asset Group, reckons it is ready to produce the world’s first hydrogen batteries for households as soon as early 2021. The system uses power to create hydrogen, which is then stored until needed for electricity production via a fuel cell.
Hydrogen Export Market Opportunities
14:30 Case Study: Transporting The Fuel Of The Future With Pure Hydrogen Extracted From Ammonia
CSIRO has developed a metal membrane to extract pure hydrogen from ammonia, paving the way for a new export market. The growing global demand for clean hydrogen fuel represents a significant opportunity for the establishment of an Australian renewable hydrogen export industry. Hydrogen could one-day power vehicles and industry around the world, but due to its low density, it is notoriously difficult to transport.

CSIRO’s research addresses the conversion of ammonia back to high-purity hydrogen at, or near, the point of use. Membranes are a thin layer of metal that allows hydrogen to pass while blocking all other gases.

By coupling membranes with a suitable catalyst for ammonia decomposition, this presentation will share information on how they efficiently extract pure hydrogen from ammonia and pave the way for a new export market.

Daniel-Roberts-rounded Daniel Roberts
Leader Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform
CSRIO logo
15:00 Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain
The Export Opportunity For Australian Hydrogen Future: Victoria Powers On With World First Hydrogen Shipping Project
The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project will see liquefied hydrogen produced from Latrobe Valley brown coal transported to Japan for use in fuel cell electric vehicles and power generation.

The process involves coal reacting with oxygen under high pressure at high temperatures to form syngas, a mixture of mostly carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The carbon monoxide is then converted to carbon dioxide with steam, and the hydrogen is separated. The hydrogen gas will then be sent by trailer to be liquefied at the plant that Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) with support from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments is building and shipped in a specialized ship to Japan.

This session will cover the Learning Lessons In Building Australia’s First Hydrogen Export Terminals.

Jeremy-Stone-rounded Jeremy Stone
Non-Executive Director
J Power
15:30 Closing Remarks By Summit Chairman
Penelope-rounded Penelope (Pen) Howarth
Assistant Director and Energy Focal Point, Climate Change
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Summit Producer
09:10 Highlights On Summit Day 2 Key Sessions By Summit Chairman
Penelope-rounded Penelope (Pen) Howarth
Assistant Director and Energy Focal Point,Climate Change
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Emerging Opportunities For Hydrogen And Its Enabling Technologies
09:15 Keynote
Government Perspective: How Tasmanian State Government Plans To Facilitate Opportunities For The Production And Use Of Renewable Hydrogen
  • Pathways from initial demonstration projects toward large-scale renewable hydrogen developments
  • Facilitating export-based large-scale renewable hydrogen investments
Guy_Barnett-rounded Hon. Guy Barnett
Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy, Minister for Resources, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Tasmanian Government
09:45 Steel Industry
Towards A Zero-Emissions Steel Production: How ThyseenKrupp Produced The World’s First Hydrogen Steel By Eliminating Coal
Thyssenkrupp, a German manufacturing giant has completed a successful, first-of-its-kind demonstration of running a steel furnace completely on hydrogen, a development that is likely to further dent the prospects for the global coal industry. The company successfully demonstrated the ability for hydrogen to be used to fuel a steel blast furnace, and Thyssenkrupp sees the achievement as the first step towards transitioning the manufacturing industry towards zero-emissions steel production.

The use of hydrogen to fuel the blast furnaces in steel production also provides a pathway for using renewable hydrogen, potentially eliminating the dependence of the industry on coal. Gain insight on how the world’s largest steel producers have demonstrated it’s possible to heat a steel blast furnace using hydrogen.

Karan-Bagga-rounded Karan Bagga
Chief Process Engineer
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia)
Morning Refreshments & Networking Session  
Maximizing Commercial Opportunities And Partnerships
10:30 Panel Discussion: Hydrogen And Fuel Cells Around The Corner – The Role Of Regions And Municipalities Towards The Role Of Regions And Municipalities Towards A Zero-emission Community
New clean energy technologies such as hydrogen and fuel cells are seen as a potential solution for the worldwide future energy and transportation needs. Many developments and funding programs exist worldwide which vary from region to region. The need for better coordination of these programs and the preparation of a long-term commercialization strategy is crucial for the effective support and the effective integration of these technologies at a local level. Regional and local organizations have to be involved at an early stage in the development of new funding frameworks and relevant programs for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Simon-Richardson's-photo-rounded Simon Richardson
Byron Shire Council
Simon Richardson's logo
11:00 Panel: Driving Commercial-scale Deployment Of Renewable Hydrogen For Australia
  • Lessons learned in renewable hydrogen
  • What are the opportunities in renewable hydrogen
  • What lessons should be taken from current international commercial-scale projects across the supply chain
Yuko-Fukuma1-rounded Yuko Fukuma
Senior Staff Officer,Hydrogen Project Development Center
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan)
Richard-Day-rounded Richard Day
Director, Low Carbon Industry Development
South Australian Department for Energy and Mining
Pierluigi-Mancarella-rounded Pierluigi Mancarella
Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems, veski Innovation Fellow
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Power and Energy Systems Group
Pierluigi Mancarella's logo
11:30 Renewable Hydrogen Production And Refueling Project
Case Study: How BOC Plan To Help Progress The Commercialization Of Hydrogen For Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles In Queensland
Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc produces hydrogen at its Altona facility via steam methane reformation in Melbourne, Victoria. Since the closure of the BP refinery at Bulwer Island, Queensland, BOC has transported hydrogen from Altona to Bulwer Island in high-pressure tube trailers to service its industrial gas customers. The transport of hydrogen from Victoria to Bulwer Island results in 90,000kg of CO2 emissions.

As a leading provider of hydrogen refueling infrastructure through its parent company Linde, BOC sees an opportunity to demonstrate ultra-high pressure refueling of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, powered by renewable hydrogen produced at Bulwer Island.

ALEX DRONOFF's logo Alex Dronoff
General Manager, LNG
BOC, a member of the Linde Group
12:30 Lunch & Networking
Achieving Net-zero Emissions With Innovation
13:00 Commercializing Solid Oxide Electrolysisi (SOE) Technology To Produce Cost-effective Green Hydrogen
Ani-Kulkarni-rounded Dr Ani Kulkarni
Senior Research Scientist Major Project Leader
CSRIO logo
13:30 Decarbonization Of Public Transport: What Are The Relative Merits Of The Two Zero-emission Technologies – Battery Electric Vs. Fuel Cell Electric Buses
Public transit agencies are often among the first customers for vehicles that run on new types of fuel, whether it was cleaner-burning diesel in the 1990s or natural gas more recently. Today, eco-conscious agencies looking to switch to electric fleets face a big choice: power them with rechargeable batteries or with hydrogen fuel cells.

This session will look at what re the solutions and challenges of decarbonizing the Transport industry.

14:00 The Hazer Process: Low Emissions Hydrogen And Graphite Production
  • The Hazer Process effectively converts methane, contained in natural gas or biogas, into hydrogen and graphite.  The process has low carbon emissions, capturing the carbon in the gas feedstock as a saleable graphite by-product rather than a waste CO2
  • The hydrogen produced could be used for vehicle fuel and chemical feedstock, while the graphite could be used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, water purification, and advanced materials
L-Kox---Colour-11-_cropped-rounded Luc Kox
Commercial Manager
Hazer Group
Financing Strategy To Raise Investments Into Hydrogen
14:30 Panel Session: Investment Strategies To Help Accelerate Hydrogen Developments
  • How government and other agencies are working to resolve the issues staggering the hydrogen economy
  • How to manage high production costs, limited regulatory frameworks
  • Manage under-developed end-use markets and insufficient demand to attract investment in projects
Penelope-rounded Moderator:

Penelope (Pen) Howarth
Assistant Director and Energy Focal Point,Climate Change
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vanya-Kumar-rounded Speaker:
Vanya Kumar
Executive Director, Commercial and Investment Attraction, Energy
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian Government
Global Hydrogen Innovations
15:15 Latest Updates On International Insights Into Japan & Korea’s Push For Ambitions Hydrogen Economy And Asia’s Longer-term Demand For Hydrogen
15:45 Closing Remarks By Summit Chairman
Penelope-rounded Penelope (Pen) Howarth
Assistant Director and Energy Focal Point,Climate Change
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
09:00 Workshop A: Hydrogen Safety Training  
As the hydrogen economy grows, so do the risks. Anyone who works with systems that use hydrogen must be aware of the potential hazards involved and the protective measures they may need to take. The workshop will cover hydrogen fire and explosion safety through practical industry examples of real incidents related to hydrogen. This workshop is intended for personnel who directly handle hydrogen or work around hydrogen systems, including individuals involved in the use, specification, procurement, assembly, operation, maintenance, instrumentation, safety, management or incident investigation of systems, components, and fires or explosions involving liquid or gaseous hydrogen or hydrogen gas mixtures.
13:30 Workshop B: Hydrogen – Production, Delivery, Storage, And Use
Hydrogen holds the potential to provide clean, safe, affordable, and secure energy from abundant domestic resources. However, there are several technical challenges to the commercialization and widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. Hydrogen as a transportation fuel prompts the need for engineers and government officials with professional engineering licenses to be well-informed about hydrogen in order to advance the commercial development of hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and use. This workshop will cover the current methods and challenges associated with production, delivery, storage, and use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel.