Director, Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership
University of Queensland
- Getting beyond test projects and heavily subsidised studies
- What price does hydrogen have to be produced at to make it a competitive fuel?
- Developing a blueprint for viable market activation of a hydrogen industry
- What sectors should Australia concentrate on?
- Forecasting the impact of carbon price/tax on hydrogen’s competitiveness
The Hon Guy Barnett
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
Tasmanian Government (subject to parliamentary sitting dates)
- Creating a supply chain and expanding infrastructure to make hydrogen a viable alternative to fossil fuels
- Scaling up clean hydrogen to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors
- Making the economics work and finding the business case to invest
- Understanding the necessary government policy to support a full hydrogen economy
- Achieving immediate demonstrable savings or profitability to get support from Directors and shareholders
- How should the internal infrastructure required to set up hydrogen production, storage and onsite use be accounted for?
- What is the best way to lay out a realistic timeline for return on investment?
Director - Mining and Energy Commodities Research
Infinite Blue Energy
- Economics of moving from feasibility study to practical application
- Successfully progressing a study into reality
- Finding the buyers to create a commercial supply chain
- Scaling up – land sites, transport infrastructure
- Justifying the investment hydrogen projects require against potential earnings
- Balancing waiting for green hydrogen to ramp up against new applications (and demand for) blue hydrogen right now
- Measuring concepts and application viability by removing demand side market risk, and then adding carbon offsets or other mechanisms
- Ensuring that hydrogen projects will eventually have buyers that will offtake at a price that makes sense
Chief Executive Officer
- Does investing in blue technology and infrastructure make sense as a stepping stone to green hydrogen?
- How can the costs of converting existing infrastructure to be hydrogen compatible be reduced?
- What is the best way to assess new technologies to see if they will genuinely reduce costs?
Independent Energy Consultant
Benjy Lee Consulting
Chief Executive Officer
Craig de Laine
Executive General Manager Customer & Strategy
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)