FEnEx CRC Conference: 11 – 12 May 2023, Adelaide

FEnEx CRC Conference: Develop, de-risk, decarbonise this decade and beyond 

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The 2023 FEnEx CRC conference will focus on how the CRC is collaborating with its partners to demonstrate the decarbonisation of energy exports through industrial scale research and innovation.  

Prof Alan Finkel will provide the opening plenary then distinguished speakers from industry, academia and government will present on the progress, the challenges and the innovation Australia needs to address to achieve its goal of net zero by 2050.

Conference Program  

The conference program will feature a range of speakers presenting on the latest research, ideas, and project developments that support the challenge of energy decarbonisation in the transition to a cleaner world. The program offers the opportunity to learn about the latest policy initiatives, technological advances and societal shifts that are shaping the energy transition landscape. 

Our speakers, including Prof Alan Finkel, Brad Archer and Paul Everingham, will cover a range of topics including energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and underground hydrogen storage. Attendees will hear perspectives from experts in academia, industry and government.  



Poster Sessions  

The project poster sessions are opportunities for attendees to explore the cutting-edge research projects being undertaken within the FEnEx CRC. The poster presentations offer a chance for researchers to showcase their work and engage with fellow attendees in informal conversations. During conference breaks, delegates are invited to engage with poster authors to gain further insight into the projects being presented and how they are contributing to achieving a net zero future.

Project poster authors should follow these guidelines. 

Posters being presented include:

  • Green hydrogen for road transport, Pouran Hudson, Curtin University
  • Solutions to green hydrogen gas transport, Bithiah Esabunor-Nukie, Curtin University
  • NH3 iron ore reduction, Zeno Zhang, The University of Western Australia
  • Ammonia dissociation and oxidation, Sam Holder, The University of Western Australia
  • Thermochemical battery using metal carbonates for energy storage, Lucie Desage, Curtin University
  • Digital competencies framework for the Australian energy industry, Johann Visser, Edith Cowan University
  • Novel approaches for hydrogen production through methane pyrolysis on carbon catalysts, Praveen Selvakumar, Curtin University
  • Making zeolite from mining tailings for helium production, Libin Liu, The University of Western Australia
  • Enabling Large-Scale Hydrogen Underground Storage in Porous Media, Michael Roberts, Beach Energy

3 Minute Thesis Competition 

The FEnEx CRC three-minute thesis (3MT) competition will run in conjunction with the FEnEx CRC Annual Conference.

The aim of the competition is for PhD students involved across all aspects of the FEnEx CRC to practice the effective dissemination of their research, and to communicate their ideas and results to the wider FEnEx CRC community, as well as to non-specialist audiences. 

Entries will also feature on the FEnEx CRC website, providing an opportunity for PhD students to increase their research profile, and to highlight their work internationally. 

Further details are available in the 3MT competition guidelines

Audience participation is encouraged as we vote for the best 3MT – a great prize on offer for the most engaging student presentation. The submissions are available here

Conference Venue & Accommodation Options  

The 2023 FEnEx CRC annual conference is being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Rooms in the heart of the Adelaide’s city centre. 

Adelaide is a vibrant city known for its world-class food and wine scene, stunning beaches, and rich cultural heritage. We encourage attendees to take some time to explore the city and enjoy all it has to offer.

To help make your travel plans as smooth as possible, we have collated comprehensive information about traveling to Adelaide, including accommodation options here. 

Conference Dinner 

All conference attendees are invited to join us for a conference dinner at The Art Gallery of South Australia on Thursday 11 May. With welcome drinks, live entertainment by comedian Dave O’Neil, and a three-course meal the dinner is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other attendees after a full day of engaging discussions and informative presentations.

Tickets for the conference dinner can be purchased during the registration process.


Registration for the 2023 FEnEx CRC conference is now open. To register, simply visit this website and complete the secure online registration form. A discounted rate is available for students.

As a registered attendee, you will have access to all conference and project poster sessions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 FEnEx CRC conference in Adelaide.


Please contact the FEnEx CRC with any queries about the 2023 conference.