Decarbonisation of Australia’s Gas Network


1 hour and 15 minutes


Now is the time to capitalise on the moment and seize the opportunity to grow a biomethane economy in Australia.  

This session will showcase global case studies from across Europe and the USA as well as domestic companies driving the development of projects in Australia. You will also hear from Jemena, one of Australias largest gas pipeline owners on what they are doing to drive the Biomethane market and decarbonise the network.

Did you know that in NSW alone there is enough methane being emitted to supply the entire domestic gas usage in the State? Explore companies in Australia wanting to secure the gas and what we need in order to drive the industry with highlights from the  report “Biogas opportunities for Australia”, prepared by ENEA consulting for Bioenergy Australia, ARENA, the International Energy Agency, CEFC and Energy Networks Australia.

Presented by:



Shahana McKenzie

CEO, Bioenergy Australia

Shahana McKenzie is the CEO of Bioenergy Australia. Since joining Bioenergy Australia in 2017, Shahana has the responsibility for leading Bioenergy Australia’s contribution on matters such as climate science, jobs creation, regional development, and energy supply, to ensure national benefits for the next decade and beyond. An immediate priority for Bioenergy Australia is to ensure bioenergy features prominently in considerations at all levels of government as they plan and implement energy strategies and policies.

Shahana has been appointed as:

  • International Energy Agency Bioenergy, Australian Exco Joint Committee Member
  • Member of the Commonwealth Fuel Standards Consultative Committee
  • Member of the NSW Forest Industries Taskforce R&D Advisory Group
  • Member of the ACCC Fuel Consultative Committee
  • Member of the NSW Government Biofuels Expert Panel
  • Member of the QLD Bio futures Industry Advisory Group


Edward Lynch

Founding Partner, Danish Biogas Alliance

Edward is an entrepreneur. His passion for the benefits of technology and the virtues of change, has driven his activities and business interests over the last 3 decades in Australia, ASEAN, Europe and the United States.

Edward was joint founder of the Danish Biogas Alliance in 2019 and is also the Managing Director of NIRAS Australia, a next generation knowledge and consulting firm based in Copenhagen, focused on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Craig Dugan

CEO, Optimal Group Australia

Craig Dugan is an accomplished and experienced executive with 30 years’ industry experience in the international oil and gas and energy industries. Craig has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Co-founding Optimal Group 2012, Craig and his team have built Optimal to become a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to the Australian and South Pacific markets. Craig’s focus on technical innovation and R&D has built on the companies’ exclusive representation agreement for the Capstone range of microturbines to develop a range of industry leading hybrid energy technology platforms. 

Kunal Shah

Managing Director – Sales, Asia Pacific, Anaergia Singapore

Kunal Shah, is a Chemical Engineer with over 12 years of global experience in the space of water, wastewater, Municipal solid waste and Bioenergy. He is currently Managing Director & Regional Business Development Head, Asia at Anaergia, a global leader in Organics waste management maximizing resource recovery from Wastewater, Solid waste and Agricultural waste. Anaergia offers turnkey integrated solutions for Municipal Solid waste, food waste, Agri waste and wastewater sludge.

Prior to Joining Anaergia Kunal was Regional Marketing lead for South East Asia at VA Tech Wabag, a global water process EPC contractor. He has spearheaded successful development and implementation of technology-based projects in Municipal Solid waste, Biogas, wastewater treatment, sea water desalination, Industrial water & Wastewater reuse, Biomethane and Digestate Management in Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Kunal is a Singapore Young Water Leaders, 2014. He is Chair of Young Water Professionals, Singapore Water Association, Member of Organics Committee, Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore. He serves on the Advisory Panel of Imagine H2O Asia, a San Francisco based water & sanitation innovation accelerator and mentor to several global startups in the space of water and waste. Kunal is an active speaker in various global forums on water, waste and renewable energy and is passionate towards the cause of a Zero Organic Waste future for the World.

Joshua Moran

Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

Joshua Moran – Network Innovation Manager - Joshua is responsible for responsible for developing and delivering the long-term decarbonisation strategy for Jemena’s gas distribution network. Joshua has 14 years' experience in project and product development in energy, resources and infrastructure, including the development of NSW’s first power to gas project to inject “green” hydrogen into the gas distribution network and biomethane opportunities for network injection. Joshua is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Mechanical (Space) Engineering and Science from The University of Sydney and an Executive MBA from Imperial College London.


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