HON. GUY BARNETT
Minister Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy, Minister for Resources, Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Executive Director, Commercial and Investment Attraction, Energy
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian Government
Chief Process Engineer
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia)
PENELOPE (PEN) HOWARTH
Assistant Director and Energy Focal Point,Climate Change
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Director Transport Development
Volvo Trucks (Sweden)
Center for Hydrogen Safety (United States of America)
Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform
Senior Staff Officer,Hydrogen Project Development Center
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan)
DR ADAM OSSEIRAN
Hydrogen Society of Australia
General Manager, LNG
BOC, a member of the Linde Group
Member of the Executive Board
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH (Germany)
Topic: Fuel Cells And Their Role In The Stationary, Automotive, Rail And Maritime Sector
Manfred Limbrunner (51), Director Sales & Marketing and board member of Bavaria-based “Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH“, joined the company in 2000. Due to his excellent engineering background and his broad hydrogen competence, he is convinced that fuel cells and hydrogen will be the successful key technology of Europe. Europe needs to play the key global role in innovation with clean “green“ energy for a brighter, sustainable future for the next generations.
Mr. Limbrunner’s primary goal for “Hydrogen Europe“ will be to promote Europe as the expert continent for this zero emission technology and also to keep the necessary supply chain within Europe. With 20 years of experience in the fuel cell industry and professional networking skills, the married father of two wants to bring batteries and fuel cells as well as the supporting infrastructure together.
Parallel to the current release of the “National Hydrogen Strategy for Germany“, the answer must be batteries AND fuel cells as both technologies supplement each other perfectly. Especially in his position as the responsible manager for all sales and marketing related activities for the technology provider Proton Motor, he sees a strong impact on respectively increasing the political, economic and public awareness to open up the markets for high-quality hydrogen applications.
Byron Shire Council
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
Simon and his family live in Federal. His goal is to support the youth of the Shire to have a voice and a place within the overall vision of the Shire. With many challenges ahead, he is determined to provide leadership to ensure our Shire truly embraces sustainable living, working and social practises, while embracing the diverse and unique cultural flavour of the area.
Byron Shire Council in NSW is leading the pack on developing and implementing zero emissions solutions, partnering with Beyond Zero Emissions on the Zero Emissions Byron Project. The project involves Byron Shire transitioning to zero emissions over 10 years, adapting BZE’s Zero Carbon Australia plans across the energy, buildings, transport, land use and waste sectors.
President & CEO
Chiyoda Corporation Australia
Topic: Driving Commercial-Scale Deployment Of Renewable Hydrogen For Australia
Andrew is an established senior executive with more than twenty years of experience ranging from various leadership capacities spanning project engineering, operations and business development across Oil & Gas, Mining, Pharmaceutical and Semiconductor industries.
Andrew’s exposure to international markets in Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Middle East, Papua New Guinea and Diego Garcia enable him to appreciate and manage across diverse cultures. Andrew’s current role at Chiyoda involves managing the operations in the Oceania Region which currently comprises of Papua New Guinea, Australia, East Timor and New Zealand.
DR ANI KULKARNI
Senior Research Scientist Major Project Leader
Director & Advisor
Hazer Group Limited
Topic: The Hazer Process: Low Emissions Hydrogen And Graphite Production
Luc has over 20 years’ experience in the water, oil & gas and renewable energy sectors with extensive experience in international business development and commercial management. He holds a Master of Science in Land & Water Management, a Post Graduate Degree in Export Marketing Management and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil & Environmental Engineering, all obtained in The Netherlands where he grew up.
Prior to moving to Perth in 2008, Luc was successfully driving the business development activities in Asia for a Dutch multinational company involved with water related technologies, clean-tech and infrastructure – mainly in Vietnam, Singapore and Japan.
As Commercial Manager with Hazer, Luc is responsible for the commercialisation and growth of the company by identifying and developing opportunities for applications of the Hazer Process and the associated partnerships both in Australia and overseas.
Director, Business Development & Transactions
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Matt Walden is a Transaction Specialist at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and specialises in the identification and execution of investment opportunities. Matt is responsible for managing a number of ARENA’s Solar, Hydrogen and Bioenergy portfolio concepts and projects and manages ARENA’s Large Scale Solar Competitive Round. Prior to ARENA, Matt specialised in providing financial, commercial and policy advice in the renewables and general infrastructure sectors. Matt is an ICAA Business Valuation Specialist, a Chartered Accountant and has a post-graduate qualification in Applied Finance.
Director, Low Carbon Industry Development
South Australian Department for Energy and Mining
Panel: Driving Commercial-scale Deployment Of Renewable Hydrogen For Australia
Richard joined the South Australian Government in 2001 and since that time has worked across the energy, climate change, industry development and low carbon economy portfolios.
He heads up a team within the Department of Energy and Mining that is charged with capturing the economic development opportunities associated with the State’s transition to clean energy.
His current area of focus is on growing and attracting industries that can capitalise on South Australia’s low cost renewable energy resources, including use of batteries and other forms of energy storage, hydrogen and green chemical production, mining and green minerals processing, the electrification of mobility, and associated value chains.
Richard spearheaded the development and implementation of a Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia, which was released in September 2017 and subsequently oversaw the development of South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan which was released in September 2019. His team is also delivering the $150M Renewable Technology Fund and $50M Grid Scale Storage Fund, both of which are delivering public investments into innovative large-scale energy storage projects in the state, and the development of an Electric Vehicle Strategy for South Australia.
Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems, veski Innovation Fellow
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Power and Energy Systems Group
Panel: Driving Commercial-scale Deployment Of Renewable Hydrogen For Australia
Pierluigi Mancarella is Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems at The University of Melbourne (Australia) and part-time Professor of Smart Energy Systems at The University of Manchester (UK). He received his MSc and PhD in Power Systems from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and then worked as a post-doc at Imperial College London (UK). Pierluigi has also held visiting positions at NREL (US), Tsinghua University (China), Ecole Centrale de Lille (France), and Universidad de Chile. His research interests include techno-economic modelling of integrated energy systems, energy planning under uncertainty, and reliability and resilience of future networks. He has been involved in/led around 50 research projects worldwide and is author of several books and of over 250 research publications. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and of the IEEE Systems Journal and the convenor of the CIGRE Working Group C6/C2.34 on “Flexibility from DER”. He is an IEEE Power and Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer, holds the 2017 veski Innovation Fellowship by the Victorian Government for his project on urban-scale virtual power plants, and is a recipient of an international Newton Prize 2018 for his work on power system resilience in Chile. Pierluigi led the Melbourne Energy Institute’s power system security assessment studies in support of the “Finkel Review” and is currently collaborating with AEMO, AEMC and AER in various projects on low-carbon system operation and planning, future energy market design, and power system resilience to high-impact low-probability events.