Rapid Transition to Green Hydrogen

Wed, 2020-09-09 22:09 -- 104096
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 17:30
Ms Claire Johnson, Dr. Attilio Pigneri, Professor Evan Gray
Event Details: 

The presentation will focus on green Hydrogen and Ammonia as the only viable zero emissions energy for industry and heavy transport through its integration with renewable electricity. The presentations will include overview of hydrogen developments, projects and investment, actual projects underway and the research and development underpinning this major new industry. We will look at Government policy, pricing and investment required to produce green Hydrogen at scale to displace gas and imported oil for industrial and chemical processes, heavy transport, mining and fuel for regional industrial hubs. Green Hydrogen and renewable electricity are vital to Australia’s CO2e reduction of 50% this decade to be on track to net zero 2050 and avoid a climate catastrophe.



Ms Claire Johnson is the Managing Director of hydrogen focused consultancy, Hydrolytics which assists public and private sector organisations to navigate Australia’s emerging hydrogen sector. Prior to this Claire was the CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council, Australia’s peak industry body for hydrogen. Claire became ‘hooked’ on hydrogen while working for Toyota Australia leading the engagement program for the introduction of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to the country and continues to be a passion advocate for the hydrogen economy.

Dr. Attilio Pigneri, CEO   Hydrogen Utility H2U   
H2U is a specialist developer of green hydrogen infrastructure solutions for decarbonisation, renewable energy storage and sustainable mobility.
Attilio witl present  H2U Green Ammonia projects in the Eyre Peninsula and Gladstone in Queensland.   The proposed Gladstone H2  plant will be built in stages to integrate up to 3Gw of electrolysis and 5000 tpd of Green Ammonia.

Professor Evan Gray   Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre and School of Environment and Science 
Evan will present research projects for H2 production and its use in stabilising electricity generation, replacement for diesel in heavy transport and industrial feedstock. His research on solar and wind with storage to produce hydrogen demonstrates the potential for powering regional hubs, mining centres etc. He will cover H2 production costs and risks, and  emphasise the value of H2  with zero emissions, pollution and resource depletion. H2 could economically replace fossil fuels if the costs of climate impacts, pollution and human health were attributed to producers and consumers.