Presented by the Victorian Hydrogen Hub at Swinburne and Engineers Australia.

Hydrogen has emerged as a clean source of transport fuel for vehicles that will help to reduce the world’s CO2 emissions.

Although Hydrogen-powered vehicles already exist, uptake around the world remains small. There has been much discussion on the benefits of Hydrogen, but what are the challenges in rolling out Hydrogen-powered vehicles both here and abroad? On a wider level, how can society and industry unlock the full potential of Hydrogen?

Swinburne has partnered with CSIRO and Germany’s ARENA 2036 to form the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2), aimed at testing technologies to support the development of Hydrogen infrastructure in Australia.

Join us for a discussion from Australian experts immersed in the Hydrogen in mobility space and discover how you can get involved.


Gordon Chakaodza
Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2)
Swinburne University of Technology

Gordon Chakaodza specialises in bringing together industry, research, community and government to undertake transformative work in the development and adoption of new technologies. To date, Gordon has worked in a variety of roles and has held senior executive roles with private industry, the Victorian Government and Austrade.

Claire Johnson
Business Development Manager
Hyzon Motors

Claire Johnson is Business Development Manager at Hyzon Motors, a pure-play hydrogen mobility company with an exclusive focus on the commercial vehicle market. Previously, Claire was the inaugural CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council. Claire is a passionate advocate for hydrogen and the role it can play in Australia's transport sector.

Dr Patrick Hartley
Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission

Dr Hartley leads a national research initiative, focussed on delivering research, development and demonstrations which enable the scaleup of Australia’s domestic and export hydrogen industries. In 2018, he established CSIRO’s Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform and co-led the formulation of CSIRO’s ‘National Hydrogen Roadmap’. He has co-authored more than 90 peer reviewed publications.

Sean Blythe
Chief Executive Officer

Sean is Founder, Director and CEO of ENGV. He has over 20 years’ experience in the gaseous fuels and renewables infrastructure industry with a focus on technology deployment & implementation. Sean sits on Australian Standards Committees for Hydrogen and Natural Gas and has delivered numerous CNG/RNG & Hydrogen projects in Australia and internationally. ENGV is proud to have designed, developed and is operating Australia First Public H2 refuelling station.

Professor Hussein Dia
Chair, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering; Deputy Director and Program Leader, Smart Cities Research Institute
Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Dia’s research is focused on disruptive mobility and harnessing digital innovations to unlock potential opportunities for low carbon mobility. His standing in this field is demonstrated by more than 100 publications. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers Australia, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He previously served as Board Member of ITS Australia.

Dr Steven Percy
Research Fellow
Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2)
Swinburne University of Technology

Steven Percy is a Senior Research Fellow at Swinburne University. His research and advisory work focus on applying Electrical Engineering, modelling, optimisation and data analysis to model and understand hydrogen supply chains. Steven is a 2020 Churchill Fellow and has 10 years of experience working in energy research holding positions at Victoria University, CSIRO, IBM-Research and UC Berkeley.

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