Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE Sunshine Coast | Hydrogen Energy

Venue: Alex Surf Club

Date: Thu 23 May 2019 @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hydrogen has long been touted as a fuel of the future, but Australia is rapidly mobilising a workforce that will bring this technology into the mainstream. Reports issued in 2018 by CSIRO, ARENA and the Chief Scientist Alan Finkel all spoke about the potential benefits of a hydrogen industry for Australia. With a National Hydrogen Strategy currently in development along with individual state initiatives, this is an opportunity to hear from someone who has been at the centre of the action for the past 18 months. Claire Johnson will share the latest information on the direction hydrogen activities are taking in Australia and around the world and why hydrogen as an energy carrier is being embraced at home and overseas.



Claire Johnson is the CEO of Hydrogen Mobility Australia, the industry association representing Australia’s emerging hydrogen sector. Hydrogen Mobility Australia advocates for the realisation of a hydrogen economy on behalf of some of the world’s biggest companies, including BP, Hyundai, Siemens and Toyota.

Claire has a background in policy development and government relations across the private and public sectors. In her previous position as manager of government affairs at Toyota Australia, she led the company’s government advocacy program for a range of transport policy areas, including the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to Australia.

Claire has also worked for federal and state governments in policy development, including industry, environmental and trade policy. Claire holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Marketing from the University of Tasmania.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Time: 5.30pm arrival for a 6:00pm start to finish at 7:30pm

Venue: Alex Surf Club

Address 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572

Cost: General Admission: $35 | AIE Members: $25 | Engineers Australia Members: $25 | Students: $15


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