NewH2’s final 2022 Knowledge Exchange event to showcase Hunter Water and Port of Newcastle
NewH2 will be back in 2023 with more free hydrogen sector update and networking events, please join us on November 30 for our final event for 2022
NewH2’s final Knowledge Exchange for 2022, will be held during the afternoon of November 30th at the Green Room, Merewether. A networking session celebrating the emerging hydrogen economy will follow. Registration is free, click here for your complimentary ticket.
Come and hear from Hunter Water around projected water needs of the hydrogen sector, and the Port of Newcastle’s plans to establishing a dedicated Clean Energy Precinct with common-use and shared infrastructure to accelerate clean energy industry development and unlock export markets.
Hunter Water: Experts have suggested that 9 kg water is going to be necessary for the production of every kilogram of hydrogen. But this theoretical minimum relates to pure water only. What is likely to be the real estimate of water required in a maturing hydrogen economy, accounting for the whole life cycle of hydrogen capture to transport to usage?
Guest speaker is Tony McClymont, the Manager Sustainable Growth at Hunter Water Corporation. Tony will share what has been learned to date, and what is needed to be done to assure planning and investment requirements are met.
Tony has over 20 years of experience in the water industry, working in operational, planning, and strategic roles. His current strategic planning role aims to deliver an integrated water management approach that engages with community and stakeholders, and delivers positive outcomes for water resilience, wastewater management and liveability. In recent years this has included the development of recycled water portfolios for drought and long-term water security planning in the Lower Hunter.
The hydrogen industry is a developing opportunity that Tony has been leading Hunter Water on for almost 18 months. Tony believes that the Hunter has a diverse set of sustainable water supply options that can support our region in its aspirations to be a leader in this emerging industry.
Port of Newcastle is establishing a dedicated Clean Energy Precinct with common-use and shared infrastructure to accelerate clean energy industry development and unlock export markets. Hear from the Port of Newcastle on its plans to activate its 220 hectare site that will:
- enable clean energy now
- help to drive the cost of green electricity down
- enable adjacent investment
- Green electricity demand to underpin Hunter Renewable Energy Zone and Offshore Wind; and
- Enable decarbonisation of Australian industry
- Harness opportunities for land use expansion for clean energy production storage and associated green manufacture
- create new jobs for existing workforce: around 5,800 new jobs for the Hunter’s highly skilled industrial workforce.
Wendy West - Senior Manager Engineering, Energy Team, Port of Newcastle
Justine Ulph - Clean Energy Manager, Energy Team, Port of Newcastle