Hydrogen: fuelling transformation

Hydrogen: fuelling transformation

Aug 9
With progress in South Australia's hydrogen industry well underway, CEDA convenes to discuss the potential application of hydrogen across key sectors of the economy - how can it transform existing industries and fuel new growth and development.
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The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, SA Minister for Energy and Mining
Philipp Dautel, Precinct Director, Tonsley Innovation Precinct
Katie Hulmes, General Manager Transformation and Readiness, OZ Minerals
Kristin Raman, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Event Overview

Join CEDA in Adelaide for the next instalment of this national series when we discuss how to leverage the development of a hydrogen industry to our full advantage and create opportunities locally and across sectors. 

Some of the questions we'll address in this session include:
  • Are we optimising the opportunity present to transform South Australia's economy or are we overly-focused on export?
  • How can hydrogen transform existing industries and fuel new growth and development?
  • What new or renewed manufacturing opportunities might exist if affordable clean energy is realised - and how can that enable other businesses or sectors to grow sustainably?


Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP
SA Minister for Energy and Mining

Minister van Holst Pellekaan leads government's plans to enable South Australia's hydrogen industry to service local, national and international demand for zero carbon hydrogen and investment and innovation outlined in its Hydrogen Action Plan. He has a Bachelor of Economics and spent ten years with BP Australia before entering the small business sector as a shareholder and operator of Outback roadhouses developing cycle tourism in the Southern Flinders Ranges. 

Meet the speakers

Philipp Dautel
Precinct Director, Tonsley Innovation Precinct

Philipp facilitates collaboration between research institutions and industry to promote innovation and commercialisation opportunities. He has previously worked as an Innovation Facilitator, in technology commercialisation, and for global technology and manufacturing companies based in Europe.

Katie Hulmes
General Manager Transformation and Readiness, OZ Minerals

OZ Minerals is committed to emissions reductions. Its Hydrogen Hypothesis initiative is designed to identify how hydrogen could be used to reduce greenhouse emissions across the mining value chain. Katie has worked for OZ Minerals since 2008 and has held a number of positions including Group Environmental Specialist, Environment and Approvals Manager and Group Manager Technical Services. 

Kristin Raman
Head of Strategy and Innovation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

AGIG is developing multiple renewable hydrogen projects around Australia and is exploring how to deliver a complete carbon-free gas supply for customers. Kristin is responsible for leading business strategy and implementing the long-term vision for gas, with a particular focus on decarbonisation through renewable gas such as hydrogen and biomethane. Kristin serves as a Member of the Future Fuels CRC's Research Advisory Committee.

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