4th Energy Future Conference 

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 a hybrid conference - in person and 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 - IRN-FACES Doctoral Training School







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 to see you in Sydney in October 2021.​

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 13 August 2021

  • Abstract acceptance: 27 August 2021

  • Program released: 13 September 2021

  • Conference dates: 18-20 October 2021 

All key dates are subject to change​.

Our Speakers

Prof. Paolo Fornasiero

University of Trieste, Italy

Title: TBC

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Prof. Akihiko Kudo

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Artificial photosynthesis using powdered photocatalyst materials

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Prof. Fermin Cuevas

CNRS, France

FeTi-based intermetallic compounds for large-scale stationary hydrogen storage

Prof. Kylie Catchpole

ANU, Australia

High efficiency direct solar hydrogen generation

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Dr Jessica Allen

University of Newcastle

Carbon negative manufacturing - synergistic integration of renewable energy to generate high value carbon products

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Prof. Dongke Zhang

University of Western Australia

Renewable H2 and H2 Carriers as Clean Transport Fuels

Prof. Lianzhou Wang

University of Queensland

Hybrid Perovskite Quantum Dots for High Efficiency Solar Cells 

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A/Prof. Simon Smart

University of Queensland


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Prof. Paul Feron


Methane as renewable energy carrier



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