Wednesday 8 June: Hydrogen Energy Stream

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  • Peter Coleman
    Chair
    Infinite Blue Energy
  • Blair Comley
    Partner
    EY Port Jackson Partners
  • Gabrielle Sycamore
    General Manager – Renewable Gas
    Jemena
  • Emma Roberts
    Acting Executive General Manager Future Energy
    CS Energy
  • Craig de Laine
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)
  • Lars Hansen
    Director Upstream Energy
    InterContinental Energy
07:00
Women in Energy Breakfast

The breakfast features an interactive panel discussion with energy industry trailblazers and dedicated time to network.

This event is free of charge for registered AEW2022 attendees.

08:15
Women in Energy Breakfast concludes
08:30
Welcome Coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Alana Barlow
National Hydrogen Commercialisation Manager
Sumitomo Australia

HYDROGEN AS THE SAVIOUR OF ‘HARD TO ABATE’ INDUSTRIES

09:00
Practicalities of hydrogen as an energy source – hype vs reality
  • Exploring new green hydrogen technologies and methodologies to make it a viable, competitive energy source
  • Making realistic assessments of hydrogen’s applicability to specific projects – and deciding where it does NOT fit
  • Building a supply train/chain from scratch and finding buyers
  • Examining hydrogen as an energy source - optimising the commodity for its highest use

Emma Roberts
Acting Executive General Manager Future Energy
CS Energy

09:30
Hydrogen, electrification and Net Zero: the capacity behind the targets

Blair Comley
Partner
EY Port Jackson Partners

09:50
Hydrogen to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors: heavy industry, mining and transport
  • Progressing the decarbonisation of industrial processes by integrating green energy alternatives
  • Repurposing existing infrastructure including storage and distribution facilities
  • Strategically choosing where hydrogen is best used now, and where it will be most difficult to implement
  • Keeping an eye on the bottom line – making hydrogen make financial sense

Felicity Underhill
Director, East Australia & NZ Aotearoa
Fortescue Future Industries

10:20
Successfully introducing hydrogen into domestic settings
  • Scaling up hydrogen-blending – what AGIG has learned from delivering into homes since May 2021
  • Overcoming infrastructure issues and what would need to happen to make 100% hydrogen possible
  • Gaining social licence from consumers
  • Assessing the potential for profitability

Vikram Singh
Head of Hydrogen Development
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

10:50
Morning tea in the expo hall
HYDROGEN AT SCALE – CONSIDERATIONS FOR LARGE SCALE ADOPTION

11:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: How quickly can hydrogen become a mainstream fuel?
  • How does hydrogen overcome all of the technical challenges related to its production, transportation, storage, and use?
  • What are the policy shifts and regulatory supports needed to move hydrogen into wider use?
  • At what price does hydrogen start to become competitive and for which sectors?
  • What are the safety issues that need to be observed as hydrogen is more widely used?

Moderator:

Lars Hansen
Director Upstream Energy
InterContinental Energy

Panellists:

Felicity Underhill
Director, East Australia & NZ Aotearoa
Fortescue Future Industries

Elise Ring
General Manager, Future Fuels
Origin Energy

Gabrielle Sycamore
General Manager – Renewable Gas
Jemena

Mark McCallum
Chief Executive Officer
Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA)

Phil Richardson
General Manager New Energy Projects
Stanwell

12:00
Ensuring the hydrogen industry is built for onshore use as well as export
  • Managing public relations so hydrogen does not suffer the same fate as LNG exports
  • Creating a collaborative hydrogen market, rather than the entrenched warfare of gas pricing
  • Taking the initiative to pivot from a raw commodity exporter to hydrogen derivatives like green ammonia and green steel

Peter Coleman
Chair
Infinite Blue Energy

12:30
Supporting the delivery of hydrogen-powered off-grid clean energy solutions
  • Building reliable and affordable hydrogen-powered energy storage to service Australia’s key industries
  • Exploring the possibility of replacing diesel generators for regional communities with modular power banks

Matt Halliday
Chief Executive Officer
Ampol

13:00
Lunch in the expo hall
PRICE AND POLICY - HARNESSING THE DRIVE TO LOWER COSTS

14:00
Defining the policy support needed to make hydrogen more economically viable
  • Building national hydrogen strategies that includes financial incentives
  • Identifying policy priorities – regulation to promote low emissions energy
  • Establishing a governance system and enabling policies
  • Creating a system for guarantee of origin for green hydrogen

Graham Winkelman
Head of Carbon Management
BHP

14:30
Partner presentation

14:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: What is required to facilitate the gas sector moving to low carbon alternatives?
  • What are the major infrastructure hurdles and how can they be overcome?
  • At what point does hydrogen become competitive with LNG?
  • Is government intervention need (incentives or some form of carbon tax) to promote hydrogen
  • Where will hydrogen find its place first and which sectors will be the last adopt it?

Moderator:

Hugo Batten
Managing Director, Australia + California
Aurora Energy Research

Panellists:

Dennis Van Puyvelde
Head of Renewable Gas
Energy Networks Australia

Emma Roberts
Acting Executive General Manager Future Energy
CS Energy

Damian Dwyer
Deputy Chief Executive
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

Miranda Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

15:30
Afternoon tea in the expo hall
CREATING AND SERVICING THE OFFTAKE MARKET

16:00
Moving towards commercial sustainability in hydrogen projects
  • What should investors and businesses be looking for when assessing the commercial potential of a specific project?
  • Defining the timelines for hydrogen to become viable – next year, next decade?
  • Upscaling renewable capacity to achieve carbon neutrality in manufacture
  • Assessing the commercial impact of embracing net-zero technologies

Russell James
General Manager Hydrogen and Future Fuels
ATCO Australia

16:30
Partner presentation

16:50
Examining options for the hydrogen export train
  • Assessing the preferred emissions profile of hydrogen for export
  • Working with a consortium to produce hydrogen for export to South-East Asia
  • Ensuring location and logistics make sense – value of a deep-water port and associated industry hubs
  • Building in the ability to supply large industrial customers locally

Phil Richardson
General Manager New Energy Projects
Stanwell

17:20
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:25
End of Hydrogen Energy stream and main conference