Welcome to our Positioning Hydrogen - 2023 yearly flagship event. The meeting will be hosted at Australia's Melbourne capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, from October 16-18, 2023. We chose our destination based on availability of the best possible infrastructure as well as the convenience of access. We believe that our attendees will appreciate not just location but also our programs.
The official Language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available.
The submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed, accepted and registered abstracts will be published into supporting journals only after presentation during the conference, which will be sent for major indexing, such as Google Scholar and SCOPUS, etc.
September is the beginning of spring in Melbourne. This means temperatures are starting to increase along with sunshine. The average daytime temperatures in Melbourne in September are around 16°C while high temperatures can hit peaks of 20°C on warmer days.
We encourage participants to dress comfortably in business casual attire. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort.
Please arrive at the conference room at least 30 minutes before your session begins. There may be changes to the conference program, for which participants will be notified in a timely manner. There is free Wi-Fi in the conference room. Electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. The event will be photographed. If you are taking photos, please turn off your flash. The distribution of advertising messages in any form is strictly prohibited, except for exhibitors/sponsors.
The following passport holders are able to access Australia's Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) issuing system online.
|Andorra||Iceland||Republic of San Marino|
|Greece||Norway||United States of America|
|Hong Kong (SAR)||Portugal||Vatican City|
All other country participants can apply for a visa at the Australian embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants will be advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is recommended that they apply for Australian visa at least 1 month in advance
* For more information, please contact the local Australian Embassy in your country or visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Please note Positioning Hydrogen and the organizing committee of the conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the notification of invitation letter issued by Positioning Hydrogen and conference committee. Should your application be denied, Positioning Hydrogen and the organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will Positioning Hydrogen Australia and the organizing committee of the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the embassy on behalf of the applicant.
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please submit a request for a letter of invitation.
At least one of the following criteria must be met in order to honour the request for a letter of invitation. The requesting party must either:
Please provide the following information in your request:
In an energy-hungry world, the cost of producing, storing, transporting, and consuming clean hydrogen will become increasingly competitive with alternative fuels after 2030. Leading energy analysts predict that in a decade, the cost of clean hydrogen will be the same as, or even less than, fossil fuels in the transportation, energy generation, and industrial applications sectors.
Hydrogen use is expected to increase to 500–800 million tonnes per year by mid-century, accounting for 15–20% of total final energy demand, rising from 115 million tonnes presently. Japan alone plans to import up to 10 million tonnes of hydrogen per year by 2050.
Millions of hydrogen vehicles will be on the highways of the Republic of Korea, China, and the United States. To meet its 2050 target of net zero emissions, the European Union will use hydrogen in heating, transportation, and industrial applications.
Hydrogen supply to industrial users is currently a multibillion-dollar industry all over the world. The requirement for hydrogen has more than tripled since 1975, and it is still expanding. It is pretty much completely provided by fossil fuels, with 6% of global natural gas and 2% of global coal going to hydrogen generation.
Annual global dedicated hydrogen production is estimated to be around 115 million tons. Accounts for around 6% of global natural gas consumption. A variety of technological and economic factors determine the cost of producing hydrogen from natural gas.
Clean hydrogen, or renewable hydrogen, will be cost competitive with fossil hydrogen at $2 per kilogram. The national hydrogen strategy of the Australian Government sets out such a vision for commercial renewable hydrogen exports by 2030. Renewable hydrogen costs between $6 and $9 per kilogram now. The Australian government has already committed more than $146 million to hydrogen projects to achieve the $2 per kilogram target.
Australia now produced approximately 650 kilo-tonnes per annum (ktpa) of Hydrogen, almost all of which is produced via natural gas steam methane reforming (NG SMR) and is directly used by ammonia synthesis (65%) and crude oil refining (35%) plants.
Australia has been engaged in multinational and regional organizations dealing with hydrogen-related concerns. To give our hydrogen industry the best chance of developing and competing on a global scale, Australia will priorities participation in discussion boards that demonstrate governance, shape the rules for hydrogen business and finance, foster increased sharing of best practices across research, development, implementation, and community engagement, and encourage private sector participation in hydrogen production and use.
Leadership: The G20 as well as the hydrogen energy ministerial have demonstrated strong leadership in growing globalization funding for industry development. Australia is an active member of both organizations and looks forward to continuing its participation.
Shaping the Rules: Australia will take part in forums such as the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) and others that focus on technical hydrogen industry standards and protocols to promote trade and investment. Safety standards, formulating legislation, codes and standards, and certification, trading and statistical benchmarks, intellectual property protection, and acknowledgment of education and talents are examples of such challenges. Sharing Best Practices: Australia will utilize platforms such as the clean energy ministerial, mission innovation, and the center for hydrogen safety and handling procedures to promote international coordination, collaboration, and sharing of best practices, notably in emergency response. Encouraging industry participation and providing prospects for research and development collaboration
Fostering Private Sector Investment: Australia will engage with the clean energy ministerial and the leadership group for industry transition to encourage private sector investment in converting carbon-intensive industries such as steel production from fossil fuels to hydrogen.