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EESA: Technologies enabling hydrogen export from WA + EESA WA chapter AGM

Tuesday 8 Sep

5:00 pm

6:30 pm




About this event

Greenhouse gas emissions in a business-as-usual scenario can lead to global warming of more than 4°C, causing a substantial global environmental impact. Hydrogen has been identified as a key enabler for transitioning to lower carbon fuels. Hydrogen & ammonia is a potential way to transport renewable energy and can be used in power generation, transport and industrial applications.

Our traditional energy trading partners Japan and South Korea have strategic hydrogen roadmaps as a way to decarbonise their economy.

Western Australia, having access to gas resources and potentially large scale renewable resources can be a natural future hydrogen export partner. Which key technologies can potentially enable WA becoming a leader in hydrogen export?

This event will incorporate the 2020 EESA WA chapter AGM which will run for 15 minutes at the beginning of the event.


Mr Lourens Jacobs, Hydrogen Development Lead at Woodside Energy

Lourens Jacobs is currently the Hydrogen Development Lead at Woodside Energy. Previous roles include Engineering Manager, Technical Manager and Business Development Manager, having work in the Oil and Gas industry in South-Africa, Qatar and Australia. He developed several innovative concepts and successfully turned them into viable business propositions over the last 25 years. Previous ideas include the first production and use of synthetic jet fuel commercially, the first commercial Gas-to-Liquids facility converting natural gas into premium diesel, the first of its kind li-ion battery on an offshore gas platform and his current focus is New Energy and the export of Hydrogen. Lourens holds Bachelor and Honours degrees in Chemical Engineering and is currently doing a MBA through AGSM UNSW.


Nominations for the positions on the 2020/21 EESA WA chapter committee are now open.

Please consider nominating to assist the EESA WA chapter committee in coordinating and delivering a great continuing professional development program for 2021.

Nominations are requested from EESA WA members by Monday 7 September 2020.

You can complete the nomination form online; or print, scan, and email it to the WA chapter chair – Russell Ellen at russell.ellen@au.abb.com.

The EESA WA chapter will elect the 2020/21 EESA WA chapter committee at the 2020 EESA WA AGM.

Complete the nomination form online.

Download the nomination form.

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