Schedule & speakers (Ammonia Energy Conference 2022 – Australia)

Schedule & speakers (Australia 2022)

Day One Keynote: TBA (8:30AM Wed 24 August)

Immediate roadblocks for the growing industry (9AM AEST, Wed 24 August)

Alana Barlow

National Hydrogen Commercialisation Manager,
Sumitomo Australia

Paul Hodgson

Interim Chief Executive Officer,
Scaling Green Hydrogen Cooperative Research Centre

We’re as Strong as the Weakest Link: Building Scale through Value Chain Collaboration

Laurentiu Zamfirescu

Principal Safety and Risk Engineer,
AMOG Australia

Is the industry rushing towards a safety fallout?

Scaling up electrolysis (11AM AEST, Wed 24 August)

Laurent Van Helden

Electrolyser Solution Development,
Plug Power

Adam Bacon

Country Executive (Australia),
Bloom Energy

Not all Electrolyser technologies are Equal


Topsøe or thyssenkrupp Nucera

Attilio Pigneri (chair)

Hydrogen Utility (H2U)

Technology breakthroughs (12PM AEST, Wed 24 Aug)

Mototaka Kai

Manager, Sustainability Co-Creation Department,
JGC Corporation

Karan Bagga

CTO and Director,
thyssenkrupp Uhde Green Hydrogen & Chemicals Technology

Tom Campey


Domestic opportunities for renewable ammonia (2PM AEST, Wed 24 Aug)

Karen Durand

Corporate Sustainability Manager,
Incitec Pivot Limited


Leigh Holder

Business Development Director,
Yara Clean Ammonia Australia


Orica or Trammo

Charles Day (chair)

Jupiter Ionics

Building the Australia - EU supply chain (4PM AEST, Wed 24 Aug)

Jill Thesen

Senior Project Manager HySupply,
Federation of German Industries (BDI)

HySupply – Exploring the opportunities for a German-Australia supply chain for hydrogen from renewables

Martijn Coopman

Program Manager International Hydrogen Supplychains,
Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam ready with at least 8 Hydrogen import terminals on the way

Anna Fedeles

Consul General, Frankfurt & Senior Trade Commissioner Germany, Switzerland, Poland,

Anna Freeman (chair)

Policy Director – Electrification and Hydrogen,
Clean Energy Council

Day Two Keynote: Fiona Simon (8:30AM Thurs 25 August)


Australian Hydrogen Council

Australian policy (9AM AEST, Thurs 25 Aug)

Dane Halstead

Capital and Portfolio Optimisation,
Fortescue Future Industries

Michael Probert

Principal Policy Officer,
NSW Office of Energy and Climate Change

Overview of NSW Hydrogen Strategy

Cameron Mathie

Manager – Future Carbon Markets and Lead, Guarantee of Origin implementation,
Clean Energy Regulator

Matt Baumgurtel
Hamilton Locke


Andrea Valentini (chair)

Argus Consulting Services

The next frontier: Australian university R&D (11AM AEST, Thurs 25 Aug)

Reza Fazeli

Research Fellow,
Australian National University


Hoang-Long Du

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Monash University

Rahman Daiyan

Chief Investigator for NSW P2X, ARC Training Centre for The Global Hydrogen Economy and Australia-Germany Hydrogen Value Chain Feasibility Study,

Ammonia updates from APAC (12PM AEST, Thurs 25 Aug)

Kashish Shah

Research Analyst,
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Shigeru Muraki

Clean Fuel Ammonia Association

Hyung Chul Yoon

Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Energy Research 

APAC discussion panel: key trends for ammonia energy (2PM AEST, Thurs 25 Aug)

Tim Rogers

General Manager – Australia,
Trafigura Group

Cindy Lim

Keppel Infrastructure

Olivia Brace

Hydrogen Transformation Partner,

Penelope Howarth (chair)
Energy Decarbonisation Focal Point, Climate Change and Sustainability Division,
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Establishing green maritime corridors from Australia to the world (3:30PM AEST, Thurs 25 Aug)

Kjeld Aabo

Director – New Technology,
MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions 2 stroke Ammonia engine

Andrea Galt

Head of New Energy – Europe,
Woodside Energy

Vibeke Rasmussen

SVP Product Management & Certification,
Yara Clean Ammonia

Matt Baumgurtel (chair)
Hamilton Locke


Where to from here? (5PM AEST, Thurs 25 Aug; includes close of conference speaking program)

Doug Macfarlane

Energy Program Head, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science,
Monash University

Andrew Dickson

Development Director,
CWP Global

Lars Hansen

Upstream Director,
InterContinental Energy

Shigeru Muraki

Clean Fuel Ammonia Association

Ammonia safety for front-line workers: PPE demonstration and key issues moving forward (9AM AEST, Fri 26 Aug)

CHES Laboratory walk-through @ CSIRO: small-scale, solar to ammonia demonstration reactor (10:30AM onwards, Fri 26 Aug)

Proceedings of the 2nd Green Ammonia Conference (Daejeon, Korea) streamed live for all attendees (11:30AM onwards, Fri 26 Aug)

More details of the 2nd Green Ammonia Conference can be found here.