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The essential APAC forum for hydrogen energy professionals

As companies like Sullair strive to achieve big sustainability goals towards 2030, events like the Connecting Green Hydrogen APAC 2022 conference are a great opportunity to network, get inspired, and keep our eyes on the prize.

The conference took place over two days on July 25th and 26th in Melbourne and is a landmark event on the broad-reaching topic of green hydrogen energy in the Asia Pacific region. Organised by Leader Associates, a leading clean energy event coordinator, the Melbourne event was attended by roughly 1200 people from 20 countries, with more than 80 speakers on the agenda.

Attendees included policymakers, developers, investors, experts, and solution/product providers, both local and international. Our Managing Director Fred Funnell attended and was accompanied by our General Manager of Sales and Marketing Nick Shepherd. Joining them were visiting Hitachi Industrial Products representatives from Japan – Rei Gomi from the Business Strategy Department and Keigo Toda, Sales Manager Industrial Machinery, and from the UK, Richard Hepworth, Senior Applications Engineer. The range of industry specific movers and shakers created a unique opportunity for collaboration and growth around the global hydrogen energy agenda.

The most current discussions and comprehensive strategies from hydrogen production to future applications were featured and there were some fascinating insights shared and discovered. Nick Shepherd reflected on some of the highlights which included:

  • Scaling up green ammonia & hydrogen applications
  • Fostering international collaborations to strengthen the supply chain
  • Renewable energy and solid-state hydrogen storage

From Sullair Australia’s perspective, the relevance of these topics is particularly timely.  “We’re committed to Hitachi’s alignment with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals” explains Nick Shepherd, “and one of our key focusses nationally is not only offsetting our current emissions and purchasing green power, but also reducing our overall footprint. Green Hydrogen and Ammonia will play a critical role in this as we can not only support in the production and storage of products, we can also use this as a carbon neutral fuel source across our product portfolio, phasing out our reliance on fossil fuels like diesel.”

An exhibition featuring more than 60 exhibitors was held in conjunction with the conference and showcased the latest in equipment, technologies, and innovations from across the APAC region. “It was great to see a number of new technologies on how to store and transport Hydrogen & Ammonia which will be key to enable a robust global supply chain infrastructure” Nick Shepherd explains.

In terms of getting the topic firmly onto the global agenda, the conference organisers are certainly doing their part. Along with the APAC edition of the conference held in July, CGH Europe 2022 was held in Madrid in early July, there will be an Investing in Green Hydrogen 2022 event in Singapore this September, CGH Japan 2022 will take place in Yokohama this October, and CHG MENA 2023 (Middle East & North Africa) will be held in Dubai next March.

Nick Shepherd sums up his experience across the 2 days with “These events are always a great medium for key stakeholders to meet and discuss issues and new technologies that cover the entire spectrum of this rapidly emerging market. We need to ensure we’re not only talking about the elements around production but storage, transportation and more importantly how and where we are using these energy sources.”

Find out more about Sullair Australia’s sustainability efforts here.

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