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    Decarbonising Steel - An East Asian regional challenge and an Australian opportunity

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    Decarbonising Steel - An East Asian regional challenge and an Australian opportunity

    Australia is well placed to unlock East Asia's steel decarbonisation future through a 'green iron key'. New technologies are emerging, and considerable investment and policy support will be required to build out the infrastructure and support the industry transition. East Asia will largely determine the fate of iron and steel decarbonisation, led by China. There is a substantial green energy diplomacy playing out in North Asia which is shifting the technological dynamics of the market and the creation of new green energy industries. Greening iron and steel represents both a challenge and an opportunity to support a new green iron industry in Australia. The Green Steel transition will decarbonise the hard-to-abate steel industry and also enhance our economic security and deliver significant economic benefits. The role of government in cooperation with key industry players is vital for success.

    Presentations from:

    • James Bowen - one of the authors of the forthcoming report from WWF - Australia as a Green Iron Key
    • Professor Elizabeth Thurbon - Green Energy Statecraft - Trends in East Asia and how that is influencing industry.
    • Ed Schmidt – the Greenhouse Steel Challenge results and top innovator Element Zero, Michael Masterman

    Panel discussion:

    • Tim Buckley, Investment commentator
    • Azlan Ho, Greensteel WA (via zoom)
    • Richard Andrews, Australia Japan Business Chamber of Commerce 
    • James Choi, Advisor
    • James Bowen
    • Professor Elizabeth Thurbon
    • Ed Schmidt
    • Michael Masterman 

    Doors open at 5:00 PM for check-ins before the event starts at 5:30 PM.


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