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PODCAST EP2 | Unlocking the power of hydrogen for utilities

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The hydrogen debate in Australia has been gaining momentum in recent times. As a highly versatile element that can be produced from a variety of sources, there is no doubt of the potential it has to revolutionize the energy industry. But when does this potential become a reality? And as the debate continues, what is its viability within the utilities sector?

This month we sit down and have a chat with industry experts and peers from both sides of the debate, to gain their perspective on what the future of hydrogen looks like for the grid and utilities.

 

Meet your hosts:

 

Paul has managed more than fifteen different B2B and B2C exhibition brands in Australia and abroad over his 20-year career.  Having cut his teeth at dmg world media before moving to Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, previous achievements as an Event Director include Motorclassica, which he founded and managed for 10 years. As well as the National 4×4 Outdoor Show, the Australian Construction Equipment Expo, designEX and the RACV Melbourne Home Show.  In the energy industry he has managed international sales and sponsorships for both the World Gas Conference and LNG Conference & Exhibition.

Outside of work, Paul is active in the international classic and collectable car movement. He is also a regular contributor to Retromotive magazine, and has been a casual lecturer in event management at Victoria University.

Stuart’s experience covers the energy value chain. Starting as an upstream field engineer, later as an energy market reform & strategy consultant and ASX-listed clean tech co-founder. He served on the Climate Change Authority board from 2016 to 2021. And continues his interest in policy development, serving on the Institute on Science for Global Policy – Pathways to Hydrogen Energy Futures Advisory Panel.

As Energy Transition Partner, Stuart works with Startupbootcamp’s global clients. He oversees energy transition programs helping breakthrough digital and deeptech founders fulfill their potential.

 

Meet your guests:

 

Amy has a depth of experience in hydrogen and clean energy sector previously serving as Head of Strategy for Clean Fuels at ATCO. Prior to that, she was the Hydrogen and Bioenergy Technical Lead at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). She led the organisation’s hydrogen research and development round, developed and managed its entire bioenergy portfolio, and led the energy from waste Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).

During her six-year tenure at the Australian National University, Amy managed the CSIRO Flagship Biofuels Cluster project. She mentored and supervised graduate students, and led research and proposal development activities. Amy also invented a biotechnology process for converting waste to pharmaceuticals through the remediation of wastewater and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications.

Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Maine, Orono and a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Australian National University.

Bronwyn is an internationally recognised business developer who converts partnerships into market leading opportunities. With over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, she has commercialised numerous innovative industry projects in Australia and within the Asian region.

She was recently a finalist in the 2022 Global Gas Awards for her work on renewable energy to renewable gas. Bronwyn has originated several green hydrogen and ammonia projects in Australia. And has been responsible for forming consortiums involving leading Australian businesses and international energy players. She currently works as a business development executive in circular economy.

Passionate about the energy transition and access to opportunities for all communities, Bronwyn is an awarded conference speaker on topics relating to energy transition within the Asian region. She regularly briefs international delegations visiting Australia to upskill on energy transition. Bronwyn has been appointed to a number of industry consultation committees. She is also a Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asialink  focusing on energy transition and the green economy.

 

Subscribe here to read and hear more from industry experts each month. 

 

You can also hear from Stuart, Amy and Bronwyn at our exhibition and summit next 7 – 8 May! Register free online for the exhibition and use the code SUMMIT50 to save 50% on your summit delegate pass. Offer ends 31 December. 

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