Day Three

08:00
Welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Attilio Pigneri
Chief Executive Officer
H2U, the Hydrogen Utility

09:00
Presentations & panel: Australia’s plan for a hydrogen economy

We hear from leading government figures and experts that are setting out the vision for a clean-energy future. The panel will explore how a coordinated effort to map hydrogen supply and demand can be executed and what leadership will be required to create a multi-billion-dollar hydrogen value chain in Australia.

09:05
Analysing ARENA’s hydrogen R&D investment portfolio

Matt Walden
Investment Director
ARENA

09:20
Global trends on hydrogen, sector applications and future technology development pathways

Daniel Roberts
Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform
CSIRO

09:35
The rise of hydrogen vehicles in Australia

Claire Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Hydrogen Mobility Australia

09:50
Devil’s advocate Q+A: What are the main reasons that a hydrogen industry could fail to take off?

Panel Moderator:

Attilio Pigneri
Chief Executive Officer
H2U, the Hydrogen Utility

Panellists:

Claire Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Hydrogen Mobility Australia

Matt Walden
Director Business Development & Transactions
ARENA

Daniel Roberts
Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform
CSIRO

10:25
Morning tea
10:45
Panel Discussion: Who is leading the world in hydrogen innovation?

Hear from speakers on what lessons can be taken from other leading countries driving hydrogen progress and how these advances can be applied to the Australian industry to fast-track.

Panel Moderator:

David Norman
Chief Executive Officer
Future Fuels CRC

Speakers:

Murray  Lyster
Head of Hydrogen Solutions
Siemens

Alex Dronoff
General Manager LNG, Hydrogen, Ethylene
BOC, South Pacific

11:30
Export market opportunities: South Korea’s rising hydrogen economy

There's a boom in hydrogen business and technology development in Korea. Hear from South Korea’s public natural gas company and the largest LNG-importing company in the world on the Korean Government's Roadmap for the Hydrogen Society and what opportunities it presents for Australia. The content will give insights on the R&D being undertaken for hydrogen technology, the development of hydrogen fuelling stations and how Australia can be a strategic partner in achieving a clean energy future.

Dr. Seong-Min Lee
Director
KOGAS Research Institute

12:00
Networking lunch
13:00
Australian innovations – pilot projects, case studies and the latest in domestic hydrogen development

There are many pilots testing hydrogen and natural gas mixtures within traditional gas assets. All major pipelines and gas transmission companies are exploring the potential of a future hydrogen market and their place within it. Hear the perspective of major gas networks across Australia on what they are doing and the opportunities they see.

13:05
Clean Energy Innovation Hub: ATCO’s plan for WA’s own hydrogen economy

Stevan Green 
President
ATCO Gas Network

13:35
Hydrogen Park SA: the first integrated hydrogen project in South Australia by AGIG

Vikram Singh
Lead Advisor Low Carbon Transformation
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

13:50
The role of gas to meet Australia’s climate obligations

Dennis Van Puyvelde
Head of Gas
Energy Networks Australia

14:05
Realising Australia's domestic hydrogen energy potential

Greg Hanna
Gas Business Owner
AusNet Services

14:20
Panel Q+A: How does Australia achieve scalable hydrogen production that is economically sustainable and competitive?

Greg Hanna
Gas Business Owner
AusNet Services

Dennis Van Puyvelde
Head of Gas
Energy Networks Australia

Vikram Singh
Lead Advisor Low Carbon Transformation
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Stevan Green
President
ATCO Gas Network

14:30
Labor’s Hydrogen Economy Plan

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

14:45
Panel Discussion: How can hydrogen play a role in addressing the NEM’s energy trilemma?

We hear reflections from speakers representing energy consumers and energy generators on the potential of hydrogen to benefit consumers and businesses. We debate the role that hydrogen can play in addressing the trilemma of achieving a National Electricity Market that is affordable, reliable and sustainable.

Panellists:

Rosemary Sinclair
Chief Executive
Energy Users Australia

Dave Johnson
General Manager, Development and Construction
AGL

Michael Brear
Director
Melbourne Energy Institute

15:15
Afternoon break
15:45
From the age of gas, to the age of hydrogen by Woodside Energy

Understand the approach that the largest operator of oil and gas production in Australia, Woodside Energy, is taking in positioning hydrogen in their strategy.

Hear about the progress that gas has been created to improve emissions outcomes in key markets and how hydrogen can go further across all sectors, while improving energy security and dispatchability outcomes.

Shannon O'Rourke
General Manager, Hydrogen
Woodside Energy

16:00
Why hydrogen, why now: NSW perspective

Jemena, as a significant investor in Australia’s energy market, and in particular as an owner of major gas distribution infrastructure, is well positioned to contribute to the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy market by utilising and repurposing its gas network to support and champion the introduction of hydrogen.

In partnership with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Jemena recently announced a $15 million Power-to-Gas trial (Project H2GO) to investigate the benefits of hydrogen as a fuel source. The trial will test the 25,000 kilometre Jemena Gas Network as a hydrogen storage ‘battery’, hydrogen gas generation from renewable energy sources and, significantly, hydrogen refuelling for fuel cell electric vehicles.

Shaun Reardon
Executive General Manager, Customer and Markets
Jemena

16.20
Closing remarks from chair

Attilio Pigneri
Chief Executive Officer
H2U, the Hydrogen Utility

16.30
End of conference