Global Speakers

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HON. GUY BARNETT

Minister Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy, Minister for Resources, Minister for Veterans' Affairs

Tasmanian Government

Keynote: Government Perspective: How Tasmanian State Government Plans To Facilitate Opportunities For The Production And Use Of Renewable Hydrogen

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VANYA KUMAR

Executive Director, Commercial and Investment Attraction, Energy

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian Government

Panel Session: Investment Strategies To Help Accelerate Hydrogen Developments

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KARAN BAGGA

Chief Process Engineer

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia)

Topic: Towards A Zero-Emissions Steel Production: How ThyseenKrupp Produced The World’s First Hydrogen Steel By Eliminating Coal

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PENELOPE (PEN) HOWARTH

Assistant Director and Energy Focal Point,Climate Change

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Panel Session: Investment Strategies To Help Accelerate Hydrogen Developments

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REINE ALEMAR

Director Transport Development

Volvo Trucks (Sweden)

Topic: Fueling The Future Of Mobility: Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Solutions For Transportation

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NICK BARILO

Executive Director

Center for Hydrogen Safety (United States of America)

Topic: Safety Considerations For Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Applications

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DANIEL ROBERTS

Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform

CSIRO

Case Study: Transporting The Fuel Of The Future With Pure Hydrogen Extracted From Ammonia

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YUKO FUKUMA

Senior Staff Officer,Hydrogen Project Development Center

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan)

Panel: Driving Commercial-scale Deployment Of Renewable Hydrogen For Australia

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DR ADAM OSSEIRAN

President

Hydrogen Society of Australia

Keynote: Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy: The Development Of A Local Green Hydrogen Economy

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ALEX DRONOFF

General Manager, LNG

BOC, a member of the Linde Group

Case Study: How BOC Plan To Help Progress The Commercialization Of Hydrogen For  Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles In Queensland

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MANFRED LIMBRUNNER

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.

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SIMON RICHARDSON

Mayor

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.

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ANDREW TAN

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.

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DR ANI KULKARNI

Senior Research Scientist Major Project Leader

CSIRO

Topic: Commercializing Solid Oxide Electrolysisi (SOE) Technology To Produce Cost-effective Green Hydrogen

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JEREMY STONE

Director & Advisor

J-POWER

Topic: The Export Opportunity For Australian Hydrogen Future: Victoria Powers On With World First Hydrogen Shipping Project

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LUC KOX

Commercial Manager

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.

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PETER KASPRZAK

President

Hydrogen Society of Australia

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MATT WALDEN

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.

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RICHARD DAY

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.

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PIERLUIGI MANCARELLA

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.

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