How are the pieces coming together?
Where ammonia and ammonia-related policy is concerned, readers at Ammonia Energy are very used to hearing updates from places like the European Commission, the IMO, India and the USA. Certification schemes are under-development or near-implementation around the world – including a scheme being developed by the AEA’s own industry Members! And of course, Japan’s roadmap for fuel ammonia continues to build momentum as numbers and import targets are regularly revised upward.
But even though Australia is not normally considered a hotbed for ammonia policy, concrete steps are being taken. In late 2021, the New South Wales (NSW) state government launched a Hydrogen Strategy, and is receiving high levels of industry interest in development of hydrogen hubs across the state (two of the proposals are for ammonia production from renewable hydrogen). Matt Baumgurtel (Partner, Hamilton Locke) will explore some of the relevant opportunities on offer in NSW, and what the next twelve months will look like. From the NSW Office of Energy and Climate Change, Principal Policy Officer Michael Probert joins us to explain more about the Strategy itself, and to outline a new ammonia market study being commissioned by the NSW state Government.
Federally, all eyes are on the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) as they develop the Guarantee of Origin certification scheme, which is soon to begin looking at low and zero-carbon ammonia production. Cameron Mathie, who leads implementation of the Guarantee of Origin scheme, joins us to share more. From Fortescue Future Industries, Capital & Portfolio Optimisation lead Dane Halstead joins us to give the private sector perspective on upcoming legislation (including some of FFI’s work elsewhere in the world), and the group will be ably led in discussion by chair Andrea Valentini, Principal at Argus Media. We also welcome Argus Media as Ruby Sponsors of this year’s conference. Join us in-person or online at 9AM on Thursday 25 August to learn more.