Hydrogen Summit coming to Brisbane in September


Thursday, 22 February, 2024

Hydrogen Summit coming to Brisbane in September

The Sustainable Energy Council has announced that the 2024 Asia–Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition will be held in Brisbane on 12–13 September. This year’s event will be held in partnership with the Australian Hydrogen Council, supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission and the Queensland Government.

“We are proud to be partnering with the Sustainable Energy Council again to deliver the largest hydrogen event in the Asia–Pacific region, and excited to bring it to Queensland where there are significant hydrogen projects underway including the progression of hydrogen hub projects in Gladstone and Townsville,” said Australian Hydrogen Council CEO Dr Fiona Simon.

Simon added that 2024 was shaping up to be an important year for the hydrogen industry in Australia, with key policy developments expected from the federal government and more hydrogen projects reaching financial investment decisions.

“This event is a key platform to discuss these developments and hydrogen priorities more broadly across the Asia–Pacific region, and a valuable opportunity to network, share learnings, progress deals and build partnerships — which are all essential for the emerging hydrogen industry,” she said.

Queensland Minister for Energy and Clean Economy Jobs Mick de Brenni said given Queensland is Australia’s most carbon-intensive economy, the state has a vital role to play in reducing emissions, and all levels of government will need to play their part.

“Queensland is fast cementing our reputation as Australia’s home of hydrogen and we see a huge opportunity for this technology to help decarbonisation across Queensland’s economy, from agriculture to hard-to-abate sectors including manufacturing, resources and heavy haulage,” de Brenni said.

“Our trading partners, particularly those in much of Asia, Europe and North America, are demanding the places they trade with act responsibly, which is why responsible emissions targets are key to creating more jobs in the new industries of the future, like hydrogen, critical minerals and sustainable aircraft fuel,” he added.

Following the inaugural event in 2023, more than 3000 industry leaders and 150 exhibitors are expected to converge in Brisbane to showcase the latest technology, discuss new policies and analyse upcoming projects in the hydrogen space.

Uniting government and industry with the aim of accelerating hydrogen development, the event hosts global leaders from across the value chain, including hydrogen stakeholders, government officials and policymakers.

“Austrade is pleased to support the Asia–Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition once again in 2024, after the success of the inaugural event last year,” said Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Head of Investment and Net Zero Lead Peter Horn.

“It is shaping up to be a big year for the development of the hydrogen industry and we are excited to showcase what is happening here in Australia. Hydrogen offers Australia and our trading partners a distinct opportunity to decarbonise, deliver energy security, and support green economic prosperity.”

For more information about attending, speaking, exhibiting or sponsoring the Asia–Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition 2024, click here.

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