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.
PV and wind power generation has a significant role in meeting meeting our Paris Agreement on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. However, increasing the level of intermittent PV and wind distributed energy resources (DER) is negatively affecting the power supply system reliability and security. The current global power industries trends show that Smart Grid technologies are enabling factors for facilitating the adoption of DER by the power industries. Australian power industry is at its early stage of adopting the DER and Smart Grid technologies.
Many European and Scandinavian countries are well advanced in the planning for, and uptake of electric vehicles especially passenger cars as a strategy to reduce carbon emissions. Australia is a relative laggard, but there are signs things are changing, with several makes of passenger car now available and public charging infrastructure slowly expanding. Governments at state and federal level are beginning to address the policy and financial aspects of transitioning away from fossil fuel powered vehicles.
Life Cycle Analysis is a design and project management process that encourages stakeholders to consider whole-of-life factors when making project decisions. It challenges us to consider all life cycle aspects, not restricting us to market costs but also considering reuse, location of source materials, transport, maintenance and support functions, and end-of-life processes such as closed-loop recycling or upcycling.
This event explores emissions from infrastructure materials and how we might transition the sector to net zero emissions by 2050.
Built infrastructure transitions to net zero emissions by 2050 to meet a 2 degree centigrade target require major changes to material use. The initial speaker will provide updates on climate change issues and policies, followed by two speakers with substantial research experience who will focus on likely construction material and process changes for an orderly transition to meet the 2050 target.
The Sustainable Hydrogen/Ammonia Economy
Climate and Carbon Challenges
This event will examine the opportunities and challenges for Australia and especially, the engineering profession, to reshape its industries and society to meet the global challenge of emissions reductions required to meet the safe climate goals set at the 2015 Paris climate conference and reviewed at COP24 2018 in Poland. The topic will be addressed from perspectives of
(a) latest scientific assessments on climate and emissions trends; and
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