Events

Researcher Conference 2020

August 12, 2020 - August 14, 2020

Welcome to Future Fuels CRC’s Annual Researcher Conference for 2020.

The Researcher Conference provides a forum for our wide community of researchers to come together, present work to date, outline key research results and contributions already delivered, and to sharpen our focus on outcomes and impacts.

Although focussed on our research teams, the event is open to all our industry participants who are welcome to join at any time.

The event will run online over three days from Wednesday 12 August to Friday 14 August 2020. All sessions will be short and focussed, with plenty of time between sessions for other work and further discussion.

Register now to book your place

 

Day 1: Wednesday 12 August 2020

9.30 am  Social Event – Virtual Coffee Hour

All participants are welcome to join our ‘social’ preconference webchat.

10.30 am  Introduction and Welcome: David Norman, CEO Future Fuels CRC

Summary of Research Highlights

        • Progress against research objectives
        • Key research results to date
        • Impacts and implications

1.00 pm  RP1 Research presentations

Research presentations on:

RP1.2-01: Integrated energy systems modelling (Antonella De Corato, UoM)

RP1-3-02: Novel hydrogen-methane separation technology (Leila Dehdari, UoM)

RP1.3-03: Methane pyrolysis for hydrogen production (Merrin Thomas, UQ and/or Reza Abdollahi, UoA)

These will be followed by an Industry Adviser response and Q&A session

 

The second session of presentations will be:

RP1.4-01: Type-A appliance test program (Peter Ashman, UoA)

RP1.2-03: Biomethane injection viability framework (Holger Maier, UoA)

R1.2-01: Techno-economic modelling (Simon Smart, UQ)

These will be followed by an Industry Adviser response and Q&A session

3.30 pm  Professional development session

Taking a Communication Perspective at Work: First Steps (David Paterno, RMIT)

 

Day 2: Thursday 13 August 2020

9.00 am  RP2 Research presentations

RP2.1-02: Social license and acceptance of future fuels (Elliot Clarke, UQ)

RP2.10-01: Social license to operate in natural resource dependent industries (Nikki Dumbrell, UoA)

These will be followed by an Industry Adviser response and Q&A session

 

The second session of presentations will be:

RP2.1-09: SLO Training (Kathy Witt, UQ)

RP2.1-05: Public Communication (David Paterno, RMIT)

RP2.1-06: Mapping Vulnerability to Future Fuels (Nicola Willand, RMIT)

RP2.2-01: Regulatory mapping (Jan Hayes, RMIT or Briony O’Shea, GPA)

These will be followed by an Industry Adviser response and Q&A session

11.30 am  Planning and delivering research projects

Workshop outlining the project proposal process, milestone reporting requirements, and essential information such in-kind reporting.

12.30 pm  Social Event – Virtual Lunch Chat

All participants are welcome to join our ‘social’ lunch time webchat.

1.30 pm  RP3 Research presentations

RP3.4-01: Development of internal pipeline coatings (Yidi Lei , UoM)

RP3.1-05: Compatibility of plastic piping with future fuels (Yuecheng Zhang, UoM)

RP3.1-02: Atom Probe Tomography – hydrogen interactions with steel pipelines (Reza Parvizi, Deakin)

These will be followed by an Industry Adviser response and Q&A session

 

The second session of presentations will be:

RP3.1-03: Future proofing plastic pipes (Nolen Byrne, Deakin)

RP3.1-06: Hydrogen permeation in pipeline steels (Brad Davis, UoW)

RP3.2-07: Metering and quality monitoring (Ajit Godbole, UoW)

These will be followed by an Industry Adviser response and Q&A session

 

Day 3 Friday 14 August 2020

9.00 am  Research Roadmaps

Klaas van Alphen, Research and Innovation Manager, Future Fuels CRC

10.30 am  Ideas for the future

This session is a mixed, informative session involving:

        • Two topical subjects for individuals to give 15 minute presentations (10:30 to 11:15)
        • Three additional presentations (one student, one researcher, and one industry participant) reflecting on the value of conference, what was learnt, what takeaways attendees may carry with them to respective workplaces (11:15 to 12:00)

12:00 pm  Summary and Conference Close

David Norman, CEO Future Fuels CRC

12.30 pm  Social Event – Virtual Closing Conversations

All participants welcome to join ‘social’ end-of-conference webchat.