Pre-conference Masterclasses: 23 March

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You can attend in-depth learning workshop sessions in-person only.

Registration and morning coffee for all sessions is at 08:30 and sessions will conclude at 17:00. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are provided. Choose from:

Workshop A: Strategic overview of hydrogen

Ideal for those with a non-technical background, this workshop aims at giving a broad panorama of hydrogen today. The goal is to provide a comprehensible explanation of the hydrogen landscape, so that business-development-focused, growth-hunting and disruption-enthusiastic participants can make an educated assessment of where their organisation might best fit into the hydrogen economy.

09:00 | UNDERSTANDING HYDROGEN'S EMERGENCE AS A VIABLE ENERGY SOURCE

  • Hydrogen stereotypes – what to think about those?
  • Green, blue, gray… the rainbow hydrogen – what exactly are we talking about?

10:30 | MORNING TEA

11:00 | WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT USAGES OF HYDROGEN, BOTH EXISTING AND EMERGING?

  • How to transport hydrogen?
  • Ammonia and “e-fuels”, where does the conversion stop?

12:30 | LUNCH

13:30 | WHAT DOES THE HYDROGEN VALUE CHAIN LOOK LIKE, GLOBALLY AND IN AUSTRALIA?

  • What makes Australia a serious competitor in the global hydrogen race?
  • What are some key hydrogen projects?

15:00 | AFTERNOON TEA

15.30 | WHAT ROLE DOES THE REGULATION PLAY IN HYDROGEN DEVELOPMENT?

  • Money, money, money… How much does hydrogen cost? What is its value?
  • What’s in it for you?

17:00 | END OF IN-DEPTH WORKSHOP A

Session leader:

Paul Faraggi
Principal
ENEA Consulting

 

Workshop B: Cost modelling for hydrogen and other renewable gases

Lead by the redoubtable Jim Snow, immerse yourself in a full day of hydrogen. This session will examine the fundamentals that need to be understood when adopting hydrogen as an energy source. Analysts and financial planners will benefit from this in-depth investigation of the capex, opex and potential profitability of the emerging hydrogen energy chain.

08:30     Registration and coffee

09:00  | HYDROGEN AND OTHER RENEWABLE GASES: GETTING TO KNOW THE OPTIONS 

  • Introductions and expectations for day
  • Understanding the range and potential uses of the full range of renewable gases – hydrogen, biogases (biomethane), renewable methane
  • Accounting for and correctly costing the economic trade-offs involved, such as the limitations of hydrogen (storage, transporting, locating sizeable plants, utilisation, etc.)
  • Where can renewable gases be produced to gain early wins?
  • Defining the various “colours” of hydrogen – green, blue, etc.
  • Identifying the benefits of specific renewable gas options – by application and end markets

10:30 | MORNING TEA

11:00 | MARKETS AND END USES WHICH ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR RENEWABLE GASES – PROS AND CONS

  • Examining the markets for renewable gases and how these can be modelled – hybrid gases, reticulated gases, feedstock, etc

  • Domestic and international markets – but a major focus on domestic market decarbonisation – of electricity, gas and liquid fuels.

  • Looking at the drivers for hydrogen developments – are timelines practical, can the capital be sourced, and plants built?

  • Comparing renewable gases with existing gas markets

  • Where are current investments being made and why?

12:30 | LUNCH

13:30 | MARKET AND END USES CONTINUED

  • Using renewable gases as a storage medium for renewable electricity – case study from South Australia
  • Analysing potential subsidies that may flow into the development of renewable gases
  • The collateral damage – how do you treat sunk investments? How do you keep the lights on and companies in business in the transition?
  • Going all the way: using renewable gases to displace liquid fuels; exploring the massive domestic market; electrification versus renewable liquids

15:00 | AFTERNOON TEA

15.30 | COMMERCIAL ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

  • Commercial modelling on the understanding that development is a multi-stage process
  • Critically reading published work related to cost benefits of hydrogen
  • Cost curves over time and their use
  • What are the capital considerations – how will economic “gravity” act on decisions?
  • Ensuring your investment is strategic and properly accounts for production variables
  • Should you focus development work on key cost issues related to scale – and the delivered costs rather than just production costs – will this change the whole focus?
  • How can you achieve cost offsets in the modelling?
  • Your questions answered

17:00 | END OF IN-DEPTH WORKSHOP B

Session leaders:

Jim Snow
Executive Director
Oakley Greenwood

Rohan Harris
Senior Principal Consultant
Oakley Greenwood

Angus Rich
Principal Consultant
Oakley Greenwood