HYDROGEN ECONOMICS: Opportunities in Australia and Japan,

the outlook for powering our green tomorrow

Developments in policy, technology and economics are driving a huge global interest in hydrogen & ammonia. Australia has recently ramped up its support for hydrogen with the "Hydrogen Headstart Program" – largely in response to the competition from the US's Inflation Reduction Act. As a fuel, hydrogen offers a way to eliminate emissions from sectors of the economy that are hardest to decarbonise, as well as to provide much needed inter-seasonal storage in energy systems with high levels of variable renewable power generation. Consequently, hydrogen is likely to be a vital piece in the Net Zero puzzle.

ANZCCJ in collaboration with Aurora Energy Research invite members and guests to join us on 9 June 2023 for a panel discussion on the enormous opportunities and requirements for Australia and Japan to partner on the future of hydrogen in the decarbonization march towards Net Zero targets.

The panel will delve into Australia's hydrogen landscape including the impact of recent budget announcements along with a deep dive analysis on the economics across key APAC regions including i) drivers of demand for hydrogen and its chemical products across APAC, including how this is expected to evolve over the coming decades; ii) comparisons of production and delivery costs from potential export regions (Australia, the USA, Chile and the UAE) to Japan; and iii) how an emerging hydrogen industry is going to impact power markets and renewable economics.

Speakers include:

  • HE Justin Hayhurst - Australian Ambassador to Japan
  • Rowan von Spreckelsen - Head of Research - APAC, Aurora Energy Research
  • Edit Mucsi - Director, Minerals and Energy Sector, Department for Trade and Investment South Australia
  • Martin Stollberg, Investment Director, Austrade
  • Hiroyuki Sakaida - Associate Director, Green Investment Group, Macquarie Asset Management Japan Co., Ltd

Date: Friday, 09 June 2023

RSVP: Thursday, 01 June 2023

Time: 15:00 - 18:00 Panel Discussion & Networking

Cost: Free

Note: Capacity is limited to 30 people - tickets allocated via a lottery system on 02 June 2023.


Panel discussion

3:00PM - 4:30PM


4:30PM - 6:00PM - Drinks and Refreshments


  1. If you have any dietary requests, please email us at Akihiro.ito@anzccj.jp.
  2. ANZCCJ will be taking photos throughout the event, which may include faces of guests. These photos will be used by ANZCCJ on our website and other material. By participating in this event, we wish to let you know that your photo may be taken. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please email us or let us know at the event registration desk on the day.


Edit Mucsi

Director, Minerals and Energy of South Australia - Department for Trade and Investment

Hiroyuki Sakaida

Associate Director, Green Investment Group of Macquarie Asset Management Japan Co., Ltd.

Rowan von Spreckelsen

Head of Research - APAC at Aurora Energy Research

Martin Stollberg

Investment Director of Austrade


Panel discussion


Australian Embassy in Tokyo
2 Chome-1-14 Mita,
Minato City, Tokyo, Japan

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