Australia’s top researchers gather to help navigate a cleaner energy future

April 13, 2023

Some of Australia’s leading minds focussing on decarbonising Australia’s energy exports will converge on Adelaide next month to address the ongoing challenge of the energy transition and Net Zero.

Hosted by one of Australia’s pre-imminent industry-led research organisations, the Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre’s (FEnEx CRC) 2nd Annual Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 11 and 12 May 2023.

With a theme of “Develop, de-risk, decarbonise this decade and beyond”, this conference is a key platform for learning about the latest industry-driven research and advances initiatives designed to help Australia navigate towards a better energy exports future.

Australia’s former Chief Scientist Professor Alan Finkel will provide the opening plenary followed by a range of speakers from various organisations including the Climate Change Authority, the Australian Petroleum Producers and Explorers Association, Hysata, Beach Energy and ARUP.

Research leaders working on or developing FEnEx CRC projects such Net Zero Australia, Clean Marine Fuels, Digital Competencies, Ammonia Iron Ore Reduction and International CO2 Shipping will also present updates and insights and respected analyst Saul Kavonic will present his take on the future of Australia’s gas industry.

FEnEx CRC CEO Professor Eric May said the conference encourages collaboration and learning across the private and public sectors, as well as academia, to drive improvements in the traditional oil and gas sector as well as accelerate Australia’s ambition to be a green energy superpower.

“This conference is about bringing together the entire energy value chain and encouraging face-to-face collaboration,” Professor May said.

“Created by a consortium of industry, government and academia, FEnEx CRC is rapidly developing an international standing for its innovation and we have put together an influential conference programme that highlights the globally-leading solutions we are working on.

“The conference, with its theme ‘Develop, de-risk, decarbonise this decade and beyond, represents an accessible way for Participants to learn about the key challenges and new opportunities as Australian industry continues to engage with the energy transition.”

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