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4th Energy Future Conference
 (Fully virtual)

18-20 October 2021
UNSW Sydney, Australia
Energy for a circular economy, making use of every resource

The 4th Energy Future Conference to be held from 18-20 October 2021 will be held as a virtual conference (fully online) to include virtual presentations from invited local and international speakers, sessions live-streamed, and recordings will be available post-events for registered participants. The conference will bring together scientists, engineers, academia, investors, industry, and policymakers to discuss the Emerging technologies across hydrogen value chain from hydrogen production and conversion, storage, distribution, safety and standards, applications, as well as unseen challenges associated with establishing the Hydrogen economy including environmental issues, water supply as well as social acceptance.

The 4th Conference series will consist of technical presentations from academia and industry which are streamlined based on topics such as Hydrogen production, Hydrogen carrier, Hydrogen storage, Hydrogen safety, water dependencies in Hydrogen economy, case studies, etc. A full list of topics is available here


The conference will also incorporate the International Research Network FACES: French-Australian research network on Conversion and Energy Storage.







Australian Government sets a vision to build a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry that benefits all Australians. To position Australia as major player to make clean hydrogen for our own use and for Australia to be a major hydrogen exporter by 2030, we need a clear strategy. The National Hydrogen Strategy presented in 2019 laid out ambitious framework for actions that will focus Hydrogen as a tool to long term emission reduction and position Australia as leading global hydrogen player.

Hydrogen: Is Australia’s on track to pursue a future as a bulk export superpower?

Join the thought leaders, industry experts, academia to discuss the latest technology in energy industry. We hope you join us in October 2021.​

Key dates:

  • Program released: 20 September 2021

  • Conference dates: 18-20 October 2021 

All key dates are subject to change​.

Our Speakers

Academic speakers
Prof. Paolo Fornasiero

University of Trieste, Italy

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Prof. Akihiko Kudo

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

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Prof. Nate Lewis


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Prof. Anita Ho-Bailey

University of Sydney

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Prof. Fermin Cuevas

CNRS, France

Prof. Kylie Catchpole

ANU, Australia

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Dr Jessica Allen

University of Newcastle

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Prof. Dongke Zhang

University of Western Australia

Prof. Thomas Klassen

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Prof Gus Nathan

University of Adelaide

Prof. Lianzhou Wang

University of Queensland

Prof. Doug Macfarlane

Monash University

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Prof. Paul Feron


A/Prof. Xiaojing Hao

UNSW Sydney

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A/Prof Yun Hau Ng

City University of Hongkong

Industry speakers
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Dr Will Rayward Smith

Deloitte, Australia

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Dr Andrew Dickson

CWP Global, Australia

Ms Anne Foster

Quinbrook Infrastructure, UK

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Mr Michael van Baarle

ABEL Energy

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Dr Alan Finkel AO

Special Adviser, DISER

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Mr Tim Stock

NSW Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment

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Dr Matthew Brannock


Ms Simone O'Sullivan

Energy Estate

Dr Bart Kolodziecjzyk

Fortescue Metal Group

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Mr Daniel Krosch

GPA Engineering

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Mr Alex Trajkov


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Mr David Sheipouri

MAN Energy Solutions Pty Ltd



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