THURSDAY 7 March
For 2019, ADGO is hosting a day dedicated for gas market participants to understand the commercial opportunities that the rise of hydrogen as a sustainable fuel presents to the industry.
Hydrogen & Gas 2030, taking place 7 March, brings together leading experts and gas companies to discuss how pipeline infrastructure, storage and other assets can be used in the emerging hydrogen economy.
Headline speakers include:
The day-long programme will:
Examine what commercial opportunities are available in hydrogen now and what’s just over the horizon
Outline the technical and economic trends driving hydrogen innovation and technologies
Analyse how the gas value chain can adopt hydrogen-related projects and innovations that have commercial potential by 2030
Debate the strategic opportunities and risks from the rise of hydrogen for the gas industry
Outline how to prepare existing assets for long-term relevance - ensuring they do not become stranded in a carbon constrained world
Debate how to bridge two of Australia's leading sectors, gas and renewables - through hydrogen
Hydrogen & Gas 2030 is taking place the day directly after ADGO 2019. Book a three- or four-day pass to attend both events.
If you would like to just attend Hydrogen & Gas 2030, we also have single-day pass options available.
You can email or call us on +61 (0)2 9977 0565 to discuss your booking.
Working on Hydrogen or have any questions?
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Hydrogen & Gas 2030 is replacing the policy forum that we’ve traditionally held the day after ADGO.
The content for Hydrogen & Gas 2030 taps into a growing opportunity being explored by Australia’s major research and innovation institutions (such as ARENA, CSIRO, the Chief Scientist) in looking at the potential of a hydrogen industry in Australia.
Hydrogen is different to natural gas in that it’s not a fossil fuel. It can however be produced from fossil fuels and, more sustainably, renewable energy through the electrolysis of water.
Like natural gas, hydrogen can be used for energy generation, transport and a range of other uses in industry such as making fertiliser. Unlike natural gas, it has zero carbon emissions when used. Hydrogen could therefore be a way of decarbonising the economy and helping to substantially reduce Australia’s contribution to climate change. There is also a very real commercial opportunity already underway in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley for example, to export hydrogen to Asian markets such as South Korea and Japan.
Hydrogen could also be a way of solving the issue of integrating a growing proportion of intermittent renewable generation into the energy system. Hydrogen can be a way of storing excess energy that could be used to meet demand when the wind turbines aren’t spinning and the sun isn’t shining – helping to balance out energy supply and demand.
Hydrogen & Gas 2030 will look specifically at where the gas industry fits into this potentially huge new sector. The agenda will discuss how pipeline infrastructure, storage and other traditional gas assets could be adapted to be used in a future hydrogen economy. The agenda will also provide relevant context of hydrogen progress in things such as hydrogen-fuelled cars so that delegates can get a wider picture of everything that is happening to aid their understanding.
Given that hydrogen could compete with natural gas in terms of infrastructure capacity and end-use markets, it could be a huge disrupter. Anyone working in the domestic gas sector (whether producer, pipeline operator or end user) should attend Hydrogen & Gas 2030 to understand the strategic, medium-to-long-term opportunities and risks for their company from the rise of hydrogen.