A roadmap to a competitive market and export opportunities

  • Session Topic
    Hydrogen & Fuel Cells

A roadmap to a competitive market and export opportunities

3 Oct 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Room 213
English (Australia)

Chair: Chris Munnings, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO


National Hydrogen Roadmap: Pathways to the development of a competitive hydrogen industry in Australia

Sam Bruce, Manager, CSIRO Futures

CSIRO recently led the development of a National Hydrogen Roadmap (to be released in August 2018). The purpose of the study was to set out a strategy for turning the emerging technologies that underpin a hydrogen economy into bankable assets, as a foundation for building an economically sustainable industry in Australia. The project considers the full scope of potential applications for hydrogen including electricity/energy storage, heat, transport and industrial uses. It then assesses the commercial models, regulatory frameworks and RD&D investment priorities that will allow hydrogen utilisation to become competitive in local and global markets. The roadmap is designed to help inform public and private sector investment so that the industry can scale up in a coordinated manner. Sam will talk through the approach and key findings, focussing primarily on the opportunities and implications for the broader energy sector.  


Opportunities for Australia from hydrogen exports

Tom Campey, General Manager, Strategy, ARENA

Hydrogen is a versatile solution that has the potential to play a role in the decarbonisation of energy across all sectors, at a global scale. In addition to domestic uses, hydrogen opens the opportunity for an international trade in low emissions energy. Australia could become a key exporter in this future market, in part thanks to its abundant renewable energy resources. The presentation will discuss the opportunities for Australia from hydrogen exports, and the innovations and market developments that could help grow this industry.


Hydrogen refuelling infrastructure: Strategies for deployment across Australia

Claire Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Mobility Australia

Accelerating the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to Australia was one of the main drivers for the establishment of Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA) which was officially launched by its co-founders Hyundai and Toyota in early 2018. The CEO of HMA, Claire Johnson will discuss the current status of the deployment of cars and other transport modes in Australia, and the strategies and initiatives of the association and governments to overcome barriers to entry, the most significant being hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. HMA’s mission is to support the development of a nationwide hydrogen station network and they are working with all levels of government and industry to realise this objective. Part of this is advocating to governments for the development of a national hydrogen infrastructure strategy. Claire’s presentation will touch on HMA’s requests to governments and their approach to working with all stakeholders to support their vision of a hydrogen society for Australia.



    CSIRO is the largest independent research agency in Australia. It is tasked with developing future industries and guiding Australia through technology...


  • Chris Munnings


    Senior Research Scientist


    Dr Christopher Munnings is a senior research scientist with CSIRO Energy Technology based in Melbourne where he leads the centre for hybrid energy...

  • Sam Bruce


    Manager - CSIRO Futures


    Sam is a Manager in the ‘CSIRO Futures’ group, the strategic advisory arm of Australia’s national science agency. In this role, Sam sits at the...

  • Tom Campey


    General Manager, Strategy


    Tom Campey is the General Manager, Strategy at ARENA. In this role he helps ARENA decide where to focus its financial assistance and related efforts...

  • Claire Johnson



    Hydrogen Mobility Australia

    Claire Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Hydrogen Mobility Australia, an industry association representing Australia's emerging hydrogen...

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 3 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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