Webinar | Hydrogen as an alternative energy source - A Victorian Perspective

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The Victorian Division of EIANZ invites you to attend an upcoming webinar on Hydrogen as an alternative energy source, a Victorian perspective.

The Australian National Hydrogen Roadmap identified significant hydrogen opportunities for Australia. The Victorian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Plan (RHIDP) was issued earlier this year. On the back of this, the world-first Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project is currently underway in Gippsland, Victoria. The HESC Pilot is demonstrating a complete liquid hydrogen supply chain, creating hydrogen gas via the gasification of Latrobe Valley coal, transport to the Port of Hastings for liquefaction, and shipment to Japan. A commercial scale operation would store the carbon dioxide in depleted oil and gas reserves in Bass Strait through the CarbonNet project.

While hydrogen has many advantages, mainly because it only generates water during combustion, there are voices highlighting its shortcomings. These include the requirement for considerable energy during production, while the view that hydrogen can replace natural gas in existing distribution systems (pipelines, liquefaction, volume to energy ratios) are challenged.

This presentation aims to explore the potential of Hydrogen as an alternative energy source, Australian and state (Victoria) energy policies and incentives for the hydrogen industry. It will provide an industry perspective on the commercial opportunities for hydrogen and a review of it’s shortcomings, when compared with alternative energy sources (natural gas, renewable energy, hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) vs battery electric vehicles (BEV)) .

Meet the Speakers:

Gabrielle Henry | Director Industry Engagement and Development, DELWP
The DELWP Emerging Technologies - Renewable Hydrogen and Energy Carriers group focuses on initiatives that support the development of pre-commercial energy technologies and enablers, including renewable hydrogen, energy sector digitalisation, green ammonia and biomethane, disruptive technologies, off-shore wind and marine energy, and innovative energy business models. Gabrielle has a BA and Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment.

Jeremy Stone | J-POWER, Latrobe Valley
J-Power is a stakeholder in the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The HESC Project Partners, together with the Australian, Victorian, and Japanese Governments initiated the integrated H2 supply chain project in the Latrobe Valley.

The HESC Pilot is developing a complete hydrogen supply chain, creating hydrogen gas via the gasification of Latrobe Valley coal, transport to the Port of Hastings for liquefaction, and shipment to Japan. Jeremy has a BEng from Monash, a BA from NU Singapore and certificates from Harvard Business School.

Paul Martin | Spitfire Research, Canada
Paul is a Chemical process development expert and Senior Technical Fellow with Zeton (Burlington Ontario, Canada), managing multi-project client chemical process development programs.

Paul is a vocal advocate for a fossil fuel-free future and regularly challenges the assumptions around hydrogen as a fuel source. He coined the term “Hopium”.

He has a masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) and is a professional engineer. He was a member, board of directors for the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). The webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all registered attendees after the webinar.

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