Hydrogen Workshop

Topic Sustainability

Price IChemE member AU$2900 + GST, non-member AU$3400 + GST


Live online course – from 4 August 2022, 09:00–13:30 AWST/MYT

This workshop will explore hydrogen production and utilisation technologies, as well as what hydrogen offers for the energy future of the Asia-Pacific region and globally.

56% of senior oil and gas professionals in the Asia-Pacific region expect hydrogen to be a significant part of the energy mix by 2030, with 42% of global oil and gas companies investing in the hydrogen economy (up from 20% in 2019)*. This workshop provides an opportunity to rapidly get up to speed on the wide array of hydrogen technologies and opportunities.

*DNV-GL, “Heading for Hydrogen”, September 2020.

Topics will include:

  • current and future hydrogen demand and trends
  • industrial hydrogen production and purity requirements for different applications
  • end uses for hydrogen: transport, industrial, power, export
  • hydrogen compression, storage and transmission
  • hydrogen fuel cells.

Workshop sample exercises will include:

  • mass and energy balances for hydrogen production
  • levelised cost of hydrogen production
  • risk assessment of a hydrogen system (ie mock mini-HAZOP)
  • hydrogen supply chain SWOT analysis.

Teaching will be delivered via four live sessions (approximately 4 hours in length each) and pre-recorded video content for independent study.

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • understand where the opportunity for H2 sits within the wider Asia-Pacific and global process and energy industries space
  • have an in-depth knowledge of H2 production, storage and transmission, and fuel cell technologies
  • understand how to produce H2 and the purity / composition required for different applications
  • understand the end uses for H2: export, transport, power, industry
  • understand the role of H2 and its technologies in clean energy businesses
  • have the skills and know where to acquire further skills for an engineer to work in the H2 industry.

Who will benefit

  • Chemical and process engineers commencing works or interested in further understanding of the H2 industry
  • Professionals looking to move into the hydrogen industry
  • Consultants, executives, engineers and managers seeking engagement in H2 and clean energy technology
  • Postgraduates in science and engineering interested in a career in clean energy
  • Technically oriented government officers with a responsibility for clean energy policy
  • Those involved in setting standards for safety and regulatory issues
  • Engineers and technicians responsible for building and implementing hydrogen systems

Course outline

  • Introduction to H2
  • H2 opportunities within the wider Australian and global process industries space
  • Technologies for H2 production
  • Integration of H2 with existing industries eg mining, water treatment, power generation
  • H2 gas purification
  • H2 transport and usage physical conditions
  • H2 demand
  • Fuel cells
  • H2 compression
  • H2 liquefaction and cryo-compressed
  • H2 storage, H2 vs batteries
  • H2 transmission
  • Energy markets overview
  • Economic considerations for a H2 supply chain
  • H2 value
  • Safety of H2 production and handling
  • Understanding the role of hydrogen and its technologies in clean energy businesses
  • H2 for carbon emissions reduction
  • Worldwide H2 activities
  • Further skills for working in the H2 industry


Module 1

Thursday 4 August 2022:

  • 09:00–13:30 AWST/MYT
  • 11:00–15:30 AEST
  • 13:00–17:30 NZST

Module 2

Thursday 11 August 2022:

  • 09:00–13:30 AWST/MYT
  • 11:00–15:30 AEST
  • 13:00–17:30 NZST

Module 3

Thursday 18 August 2022:

  • 09:00–13:30 AWST/MYT
  • 11:00–15:30 AEST
  • 13:00–17:30 NZST

Module 4

Thursday 25 August 2022:

  • 09:00–13:30 AWST/MYT
  • 11:00–15:30 AEST
  • 13:00–17:30 NZST

Pre-recorded video content will be provided for independent study before/between modules.

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.


  • IChemE member: AU$2,900 + GST
  • Non-member: AU$3,400 + GST 


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places–10% discount
  • 3 places–15% discount
  • 4 or more places–20% discount.

Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.


Modules will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training. We'll share information about how to do this after you've registered.

Please note: this course uses example spreadsheets that do not display correctly on a Mac computer. You are therefore strongly advised to use a Windows-based PC to access the course.

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Gareth Forde, PhD BE(Hons) CEng CSci RPEQ (Chem & Enviro) FIChemE


Gareth Forde, PhD BE(Hons) CEng CSci RPEQ (Chem & Enviro) FIChemE

All Energy Pty

Gareth advises businesses on energy cost reduction and the economic and operational advantages of on-site process heat, power generation and energy efficient technologies. Providing strategic energy, emissions and sustainability advice to the private and public sectors, Gareth provides clarity on complex industrial problems.

Rising power and fuel costs means that “behind the meter” solutions must be found to firstly reduce energy demand, followed by extracting more value from the same amount of energy followed by how to generate energy on-site in a cost effective manner. This is relevant for businesses that are both connected to a grid and operating off-grid facilities. Gareth has developed methods for assessing the technical and economic viability of energy efficiency and generation projects from the vast array of available processes and technologies.

Gareth is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers as well as being a Registered Professional Engineer in the areas of chemical and environmental engineering. Gareth has been a Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor (currently administered by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Regulator) since 2010, holds a BE(Chem) from the University of Queensland and a PhD(Engineering) from Cambridge University, UK.

Corin Holmes


Andrew Dicks, BSc DIS PhD CChem FRSC FAIE

After graduating with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Loughborough University, Andrew Dicks spent over 30 years in the UK gas industry working on gasification, process design and systems analysis. In recognition of his research in fuel cells he was awarded the H E Jones medal of the Institute of Gas Engineers.

Andrew left the UK in 2002 to take up a research fellowship in nanomaterials at the University of Queensland. Since then he has played a key role in promoting hydrogen energy – as a Director of the Australian Institute of Energy, founder of the Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy and steering committee member of the CSIRO Hydrogen Roadmap.

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