Hydrogen Futures Workshop

The Melbourne Energy Institute hosted the “Hydrogen Futures” workshop with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

From left to right; Dr Sarah Ryan, Dr Patrick Hartley, Dr Bruce Godfrey, Professor Chinho Park, Dr Fiona Beck, Oh-Kyong Kwon and Professor Michael Brear.
Dr Sarah Ryan FTSE, Board Member, Woodside Energy, Dr Patrick Hartley, Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission, Dr Bruce Godfrey FTSE, ATSE Vice-President, Professor Chinho Park, Yeungnam University, Dr Fiona Beck, ANU, Professor Oh-Kyong Kwon, NAEK President, and Professor Michael Brear FTSE, Melbourne Energy Institute.

Australian and South Korean top applied scientists and engineers say we could be a world-leading hydrogen exporter by 2030 in a report released by ATSE.

The workshop, held on March 2 and 3, explored the strategies both Australia and Korea are implementing to move towards a hydrogen economy.

Attendees discussed a variety of topics including hydrogen policy, research and development, commercial business challenges and government and sectoral approaches. Presenters represented industry, government and academic institutes:

  • Australian Hydrogen Council
  • Australia Korea Business Council
  • Australian National University
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Inha University
  • Korea Institute of Energy Research
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology
  • The Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Woodside Energy
  • Woosuk University
  • Yeungnam University

The workshop was followed by a day of associated site visits to Monash University and CSIRO. The workshop was a successful event and strengthened Australia and Korea’s relationship, offering different perspectives on transitioning to a hydrogen economy.

Read the report to find out more about the outcomes of the workshop.

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