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The All-Energy Australia conference >> continued from page 7 Stream 4/Day 1 starts with presentations on hydrogen and fuel cell technology and is followed by the transport session, which includes a presentation by Kristian Handberg, Project Manager, Low Emission Vehicles, at the Victorian Department of Transport. The concluding session covers bioenergy and from the US we welcome Dr Robert Do, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Solena Group, who will discuss the joint-venture with British Airways to build a waste to jet biofuel plant in London as part of his presentation on creating aviation biofuel from municipal waste. Stream 5/Day 1 includes two sessions devoted to transmission and distribution. Starting with the smart grid, Jonathan Jutsen, Executive Director, Energetics and Chairman, Australian Alliance to Save Energy will present on: ‘The smarter grid: Demand management, energy efficiency and distribution/co-generation’. Session 2 covers power transmission, and Bo Nilsson of ABB Australia will look at HVDC transmission systems – vital for efficient long distance transmission. Stream 5 opens with our first session on wave & tidal energy when we welcome from Korea, Byung-Hak Cho, Chief Researcher at the Korea Electric Power Research Institute who will detail the sea trial test of the 2kW class rotating body type prototype wave energy converter.
Day 1, Wednesday 12 October Stream 1 – Room 220
09.00–10.30 Ministerial plenary session 9.00 Welcome from the organisers of All-Energy Australia 2011 9.10 Introduction by Chair 9.15 The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia (prerecorded) 9.30 Dr Urban Rid, Director-General for Climate Protection, Environment and Energy, Renewable Energies and International Cooperation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Ministry of Germany 9.50 Jeff Rosewarne, Secretary, Department of Primary Industries, State Government of Victoria 10.00 Discussion and Q&A 10.30
Exhibition and networking
11.15 – 12.30 Carbon capture and storage (1): A global perspective on CCS (Session details TBC)
Day 2 Stream 1/Day 2 offers an engrossing trio of international clean energy perspectives from Sweden, Canada and notably from JETRO, the Japan External Trade Organisation where Jennifer Bean, Japan Market Investment Adviser will outline how Australian clean energy businesses can break into the Japanese market. Session 2 marks the first of our two investment sessions, and starts with thought provoking presentations from Bloomberg’s Seb Henbest; John Dyson, the CEO of Australia’s largest venture capitalist, Starfish Ventures; and Nathan Fabian, the CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change. The concluding session, to be chaired by Martin Rushe, the MD of Moss Capital, will adopt a panel format and feature three leading financial figures will each give a brief presentation on the potential problems that renewable energy, as a disruptive technology, presents to investors. What impact will Google have on the traditional players in the clean energy space? Get along and find out! Stream 2/Day 2 is devoted to the massive issue of energy efficiency, which in practice could potentially be the most important factor of all in the carbon emissions reduction equation – and in creating new employment opportunities. We welcome the participation of the Energy Efficiency Council and CEO Rob MurrayLeach in what promises to be an excellent programme that will address industrial energy efficiency, the future of energy efficiency and clean cities. Stream 3/Day 2 picks up something we started in 2010 – a series of themes and presentations developed by the Australian Institute of Energy’s Young Energy Professionals. The three YEP sessions will cover – Getting value from your smart meter: how to manage and monitor your energy using your smart meter; Entrepreneurship and Energy in Australia: Bringing energy technologies from concept to commercialisation within Australia; and a debate/discussion on the political nature of the current debate on renewable energy. Stream 4/Day 2 gets going with a session on the vitally important matter of building an Australian clean energy industry, and will feature an opening keynote presentation from Mary O’Kane, Chair of the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy followed by Mark Twidell, Executive Director of the Australian Solar Institute who will present on building an Australian solar industry; by Rob McCullagh of the Industry Capability Network on Australian industry participation in the clean energy space; and by Ric O'Connell of Black & Veatch on Solar PV and the lessons for Australia from California. Session 2 will cover training and skills and the stream while Session 3 will cover Carbon pricing and emissions trading, and include a presentation: ‘Understanding the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’ by Wayne Smith, Director of Clean Economy Services. Stream 5/Day 2 starts with our second session on Wave & Tidal Energy, when Alan Major, CEO of Tenax Energy, will outline a very interesting business model ahead of presentations from Biopower Systems and Aquagen Technologies. In session 2 the focus is on wind energy and we welcome Peter Hjuler Jensen of Denmark’s Riso National Laboratory, who will introduce the UpWind Project, Europe’s attempt to design a very large scale wind turbine. The stream will end with presentations on geothermal energy which include one from Stephen Hinchcliffe from Sinclair Knight Mertz titled: ‘Developing geothermal power projects in Australia’.
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Stream 2 – Room 219
Lunch, exhibition and networking
14.00–15.15 Carbon capture & storage (2): Demonstration to commercialisation 14.00 Introduction by Chair 14.05 Moving CCS through demonstration to viable businesses, the roles and challenges for technology developers, industry and governments Dr Richard Aldous, Recently Appointed CEO, The Co-operative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) 14.25 Stock take on CCS projects Dr Dennis R Van Puyvelde, Programme Manager, Low Emissions Technologies, Australian Coal Association 14.45 Reducing the cost of using coal in the ground for generation by cutting its CO2 content Jack Hamilton, Exergen 15.05 Discussion and Q&A 15.15
Solar (2): PV 14.00 Introduction by Chair 14.05 Pluto cell technology – the next generation of solar Mark Kibby, BBS Commercial Manager, Suntech Power Australia 14.25 Real-life performance data of solar modules in the Australian climate Oliver Hartley, Managing Director, Q Cells Australia 14.45 Protecting PV modules against harsh environmental conditions Andreas Hahn, Director of Emerging PV Markets, SCHOTT Solar 15.05 Discussion and Q&A
Exhibition and networking
15.45–17.00 Barriers to commercial renewable energy development 15.45 Introduction by Chair 15.50 “Geothermal energy development is a risky business!” Stephen Hinchcliffe, Geothermal Development Manager – Australia, Sinclair Knight Mertz 16.05 Technical barriers to commercialisation of marine energy systems Hayden Marcollo, Manager of Research and Development, AMOG Consulting 16.25 Exploring a faster path to fusion energy Michael Delage, Vice President, Business Development, General Fusion, Burnaby, Canada 16.50 Discussion and Q&A
Solar (1): Industry perspective 11.15 Introduction by Chair 11.20 Solar Dawn Project Development Anthony Wiseman, Regional Director and General Manager – Australia, Areva Solar 11.40 The potential and economics of concentrated Solar PV Professor David Faiman, Chairman, Department of Solar Energy & Environmental Physics, Ben-Gurion University; Director, National Solar Energy Center, Israel 12.00 Presentation title TBC Douglas Smith, Sales & Marketing Manager Australia /Asia, BP Solar 12.20 Discussion and Q&A
Solar (3): Thermal 15.45 Introduction by Chair 15.50 The status and future of concentrating solar power Wes Stein, Project Leader, National Solar Energy Centre and Manager of Renewable Energy, Division of Energy Technology, Commonwealth Scientiﬁc and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 16.10 Concentrated solar power hybrid plants: A more cost effective way to introduce solar power to the electricity market? Juergen Peterseim, PhD Candidate at University of Technology, Sydney and Amir Tadros, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd 16.30 The Ivanpah Project Andrew Dyer, Director, BrightSource Energy 16.50 Discussion and Q&A
Close of day one
17.00–19.00 Grand Networking Event
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