November 22, 2021
Hub’s Partner Investigator Andrea Fontana on newly formed Hydrogen Advisory Group
CSIRO’s Hydrogen International Collaboration Program has recently formed the Hydrogen Advisory Group, which will contribute to Australia’s accelerating hydrogen industry. The group is part of a strategy aimed at strengthening research connections, collaboration, and knowledge sharing between Australian and leading international hydrogen research organisations.
The advisory group will bring together representatives from across Australia’s industry supply chain, including InfraBuild’s Technical Superintendent and Steel Research Hub Partner Investigator Andrea Fontana, who will be the voice of the iron and steelmaking industry. Andrea is an ideal representative with a wealth of experience and knowledge including, as Chair of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (Australia) and from his work within the Steel Research Hub in collaboration with the Swinburne University of Technology.
The CSIRO program is seeking to build domestic capability, drive innovation, and identify opportunities for further hydrogen research and commercialisation. It also aims to improve the understanding of future hydrogen supply chains and markets and help harness the potential for an Australian clean hydrogen industry to grow our economy and create Australian jobs.
The work of the group is aligned with InfraBuild’s efforts to participate in initiatives that support its journey to be a low emission, carbon-neutral steel producer. This work has the potential to accelerate the development and implementation of new technologies that InfraBuild can benefit from, as they pursue their CN30 objective.
Participating in the group means Andrea will assist with providing strategic advice linking research and industry, identifying strategic priorities, building external connections and networks, and advocating on the important role hydrogen will play in Australia’s future.