OCTOBER 2018: The Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conference is the principal international conference on greenhouse mitigation technologies. It is held every two years in member countries and has become a focal point for international research in carbon capture and storage (CCS). The 14th biennial GHGT was held in Melbourne, Australia, from 21 to 25 October 2018.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) was a Gold Sponsor of the GHGT14 Conference, exhibiting information about the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project as well as their Kawasaki CO2 Capture (KCC) technologies.

Key influencers and experts from the Australian energy industry presented during the conference, including: Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, Dr Peter Mayfield, Executive Director – Environment, Energy and Resources at the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and Richard Bolt, Secretary,  Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) for the Victorian Government.

Dr Eiichi Harada, Director, Hydrogen Engineering Australia (and Executive Director at KHI), delivered a technical plenary speech which introduced the HESC Project in collaboration with the CarbonNet Project.

In his speech, Dr Harada outlined the synergies between Japan’s Basic Hydrogen Strategy and the HESC Project, as the first hydrogen energy supply chain pilot project between Australia and Japan.

“The HESC Project concept was developed by linking the two strategic advantages of Victoria, abundant brown coal resources and suitable geological formations for CCS.”

Dr Harada also touched upon the importance of CCS for the HESC Project, and how it enables low-emissions hydrogen production from fossil fuels.

“CCS is critical to the ability of the HESC Project to supply low-emissions hydrogen, in accordance with the Basic Hydrogen Strategy.”

The CarbonNet Project and the CSIRO were also gold sponsors at the event. More information about the conference can be found at www.ghgt.info.

KHI is very pleased that the GHGT14 conference was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2018 and it was a great privilege for the team to participate.