Japan, Korea and now the EU
Interest in Australian ammonia is on the rise. When AEA Australia held its first conference in 2019, it was Japan leading the way. The bond between AEA Australia and its Japanese counterpart (initially the Green Ammonia Consortium, now the Clean Fuel Ammonia Association) has only strengthened as time goes on, and we will be hearing more from Shigeru Muraki elsewhere in this year’s speaking program. In 2021 the Korean Green Ammonia Alliance formed (now the Clean Ammonia Association), and has spent the first year of its existence forging ties with Australia, the Middle East and Europe. We’ll hear more updates from KIER’s Hyung Chul Yoon elsewhere in this year’s speaking program, and provide our conference attendees with the chance to watch proceedings of the 2nd Green Ammonia Conference on Friday 26, streaming live from Daejeon in South Korea.
In 2022, the EU’s growing ambitions have catapulted it into the ammonia conversation. News items have included import targets, new infrastructure being built, country-country agreements being signed, policy developments, words of support from EU leaders for ammonia’s role in future energy systems – the list goes on and on. And that’s all before you get to announcements from industry! Ammonia developments in Europe truly are proceeding at a mile-a-minute. The question is, how does all this news relate to Australia, and what kind of cross-global supply chain is possible?
Beaming in live from Germany, the Netherlands and Italy
To give our audience the EU-perspective, we’ve assembled a terrific virtual panel. Coming to us live from Europe are three speakers, each with a unique perspective on the emerging supply chain. Jill Thesen (Federation of German Industries) leads the HySupply project from the German end, investigating pathways for hydrogen import from Australia to the EU, including – of course – ammonia. Martijn Coopman (Port of Rotterdam) is charged with accelerating development of new, international hydrogen supply chains into the Port of Rotterdam. Anna Fedeles (Austrade) represents the Australian federal government as Consul General & Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in Frankfurt, and is deeply engaged in the space. Facilitating the discussion will be Anna Freeman, who leads renewable hydrogen & electrification policy development at the Clean Energy Council.
Together, the quartet will steer us through exciting ammonia developments in Europe. What’s been agreed to, what’s still to figure out, and what does the nascent Australia-EU ammonia supply chain look like? Join us at 4PM AEST, Wednesday 24 August to discover more.