Conference Day Two - 1 September

Registration and welcome coffee

Opening remarks from the Chair

Ben Eade
Chief Executive Officer
Manufacturing Australia

Re-structuring business processes to achieve net zero

Strategizing your net zero plan using the power of renewables
  • Moving from carbon fuels to oxygen fuels to meet Linde’s global targets for 2028 and 2035
  • Assessing the potential of batteries vs hydrogen as clean solutions
  • Linking decarbonisation to profitability
  • Trialling processes and examining the results of potential ways of eliminating diesel fuel

Ashley Mills
Director, Onsite & Bulk
BOC South Pacific

'Future Energy' collaboration in the nickel sector: transitioning to renewable energy sources and other lower carbon-emitting solutions
  • Nickel Mines' existing carbon footprint and potential reduction to the company's operations in Indonesia
  • Challenges and opportunities for decarbonising the company's value chain
  • Collaborative actions and partnerships to grow sustainably

Muchtazar (Tazar)
Sustainability Manager
Nickel Industries

Eradicating CO2 from fertiliser manufacture - carbon neutrality by design

(Formerly Leigh Creek Energy, NeuRizer is constructing a urea manufacturing facility in South Australia capable of producing carbon neutral fertiliser)

  • Embedding the decarbonisation pathway into the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) process
  • Creating a fully integrated production facility with all inputs (gas, power and CO2) on-site to ensure that the NRUP achieves zero carbon from first operations in 2025
  • Maximising the capabilities of new technology like Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Noreen Byrne
Chief Sustainability Officer

Morning tea

Re-engineering existing processes to achieve resource-efficient operations
  • Building net zero into current infrastructure and processes
  • Trialling and demonstrating technologies in large-scale commercial environments
  • Establishing CO2 targets to reduce emissions
  • Mitigating the climate impact of plants

Helen Szabo
Environment Manager ANZ
McCain Foods

The accidental emissions strategist: justifying energy efficiency and decarbonisation from an economic point of view
  • Looking for opportunities and analysing when (how) they stack up financially for a small manufacturer
  • Saving electricity with a solar system monitored by an in-house software
  • Finding the right recycling partners and minimising waste with tighter control of factory processes
  • Considerations for a cleaner future: where to next?

Dan Louden
Chief Executive Officer
Big Tyre

Integrating a net zero business strategy to propel growth
  • Innovation as a key to unlocking emissions reduction
  • Collaborating with customers, suppliers, communities and government
  • Creating goals and measuring consistently to attain high performance and keep everyone on track

Blaise Porter
Group Director Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Sims Limited


Realising the benefits for business (and the environment) of an established culture of continual improvement
  • How a 1994 ‘spear to the chest’ inspired a revolution in carpet manufacture
  • Replacing process heating when electrification is not viable
  • Beyond net zero: radical collaboration, restorative business and carbon sequestration using carbon negative materials

Aidan Mullan
Sustainability Manager
Interface Australia & New Zealand

PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the key metrics to measure and analyse on the journey to net zero?
  • How helpful are incentive programs in reducing real emissions – ie jumping specific hurdles instead of taking a holistic approach to emissions reduction
  • What sort of standards and certifications are useful in ensuring that metrics are ‘real’?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of dividing emissions into Scope1, 2 and 3?
  • Is uptake/storage of CO2 (recarbonation) in end product (eg cement) a meaningful metric?


Aidan Mullan
Sustainability Manager
Interface Australia & New Zealand


Zoe Godijn
Manager Value Chain Emissions
Rio Tinto

Helen Szabo
Environment Manager
McCain Foods

Dani Siew
Manager, Corporate Engagement
Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)

John Davis
Head of Climate Solutions, APAC
South Pole

Afternoon tea

Hydrogen to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors: heavy industry, mining and transport
  • Progressing the decarbonisation of industrial processes by integrating green energy alternatives
  • Leveraging of existing production and export infrastructure, and the requirements for common use infrastructure
  • Strategically choosing the role of green ammonia and hydrogen to develop market uptake and maturity
  • Keeping an eye on the bottom line – making green hydrogen make financial sense

Leigh Holder
Business Development Director
Yara Clean Ammonia – Australia

PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the options for industries where carbon is unavoidably generated in production processes?
  • What lessons should industrials take from the oil and gas industry?
  • How effective is CCS in mitigating emissions now and what improvements can be expected?
  • What are the timelines on commercially viable, efficient (greenie-proof) CCS?
  • Are there any technologies besides CCS that can achieve deep reductions in CO2 emissions from high-emitting industries?


Matthias Raab
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer


Clare Tubolets
Chief Executive Officer
SmartCrete CRC

Barry Hooper
Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer
KC8 Capture Technologies

Tennant Reed
Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy
Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

Paul Vazey
Strategic Development Manager – Energy Transition

Closing remarks from the Chair
End of Industrial Net Zero Conference