Energy Innovation Network Hydrogen Forum

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:30PM - 4:00PM

Liberty Training & Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 197 St Georges Terrace, Perth

The hydrogen train is leaving the station and we better be on it! The Hydrogen Council, a global initiative of nearly 40 leading energy, transport and industry companies, forecasts a US$2.5 trillion hydrogen market by 2050, with 30 million jobs created and 6Gt of annual CO2 abatement.

KPMG’s Automotive Executive Survey 2018 showed the car industry slightly favouring Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) over battery Electric Vehicles (EVs). FCVs offer the convenience of longer range, quicker charging and, for the incumbent players, a similar supply chain.

Hyundai has entered into an agreement to supply 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell trucks to the Swiss commercial vehicle market over a five-year period, starting in 2019. 18-tonne trucks (34 tonne gross combined weight with a trailer) have a range of over 400 km and can be fully recharged in seven minutes, which is comparable with conventional diesel vehicles, but significantly more time efficient than equivalent battery-electric powertrains.

China wants to transform Wuhan into a ‘Hydrogen City’ by 2025 with up to five world leading hydrogen enterprises, 100 hydrogen-fuelling stations, and annual production of hydrogen fuel cells exceeding $20 billion. Meanwhile, Shell and ITM Power are building the world’s largest 10MW hydrogen electrolysis plant at Rhineland refinery in Germany.  

Australia is uniquly positioned to become a world leader in hydrogen technology and in the process lower the cost of energy, opening the door to advanced manufacturing and attracting more international investments.

This forum is presented by 

 and in collaboration with 



Peter Kasprzak, CEO of Innovate Australia, Convenor of Hydrogen Society of Australia - 'US Hydrogen 'Discovery Tour' and North American Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Expo'

Luc Kox, Director at Blue Horizon Solutions and Coordinator of Hydrogen Society of Australia initiative - 'Many Colours of Hydrogen Economy'

Professor Craig Buckley, Curtin University - 'The International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program'

Matthew Cronin, General Manager Strategy & Regulation at ATCO Australia - 'Australia’s First Power-to-Gas (Solar-to-Hydrogen) project'


Entry is free of charge. Register for tickets HERE


Innovate Australia
Innovate Australia encourages, assists and promotes Australian innovation. The not-for-profit and non-partisan organisation works with industry and academia to uncover innovation, encourages new innovations, develops programs and forms innovation networks. Innovate Australia aims to be an independent conduit for viable ideas. 

Innovate Australia operates independently of government, industry and universities, however works with a range of stakeholders on unique and forward thinking projects across Australia. Services provided include, but are not limited to consulting, think-tanks, connecting firms undertaking innovative projects and marketing of organisations embarking on their innovation journeys. 


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