Aus-China Decarbonisation Roundtable: Steel, Hydrogen, and Battery Minerals | ONLINE EVENT

07 Jul 2022

ACBC and ANU are pleased to present this thought-provoking roundtable that will explore existing and future collaboration between Australia and China on decarbonisation. Attendees will hear from leading industry and academic experts whose discussion will focus on Green Steel, Green Hydrogen and Battery Minerals.

This is the second in a series of roundtable events on Australia-China links on low-carbon technology transitions, sponsored by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

Australia and China’s low-carbon transitions are deeply linked through their energy systems and value chains. Low-carbon transitions open opportunities to establish new energy, resource and processing industries in Australia, on the basis of natural resource endowments and industrial capabilities. It is therefore critical for many Australian businesses, governments and other stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of China’s low-carbon transition.

Join our curated panel of experts to discuss existing and potential collaboration between Australia and China in Green Steel, Green Hydrogen and Battery Minerals. REGISTER HERE

Please note that this event will be live-streamed, however no recording will be available afterwards.


This event is the second of a series of ANU organized events on Australia-China links on low-carbon technology transitions, sponsored by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. To receive future briefings and notices on future events in this series, sign up by sending an email to

This workshop is convened by ANU Crawford School of Public Policy in association with ANU Centre for China in the World and Grand Challenge Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific.


Keynote Address

12:10pm AWST / 2:10pm AEST

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA – Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce; Science – WA Government

Following the Keynote Address and a short break, this event will consist of two sessions:

Session 1: Green Steel

1:10pm – 2:30pm AWST / 3:10pm – 4:30pm AEST

  • Biying Yu – Professor and deputy director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Christopher Stanley McMahen – Group Manager Technical Marketing, Fortescue Metals Group
  • Siqi Wang – Senior Manager, Global Marketing, Sinosteel Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Darren Matthews – Manager Steel Decarbonisation, Rio Tinto
  • John Pye – Associate Professor, College of Engineering & Computer Science, ANU
  • Session moderator: Frank Jotzo – Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU


Session 2: Green Hydrogen & Battery Minerals

3:00pm – 4:30pm AWST / 5:00pm – 6:30pm AEST

  • Yuki Yu – Founder and head researcher, Energy Iceberg
  • Yasmin Liu – Executive Vice President (Chief Strategic Integration Officer) of Tianqi Lithium Corporation China (TLC) and the President and CEO of Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia Pty Ltd. (TLEA)
  • Craig Buckley – John Curtin Distinguished Professor in Physics, Curtin University
  • Wenting Cheng – Research Fellow, College of Law, ANU
  • Anthony Sutton – Executive Director Hydrogen and New Energy, JTSI
  • Session moderator: David Cullen – Chair of Energy sub-committee, ACBC WA


Event details

Date: Thursday 4th August 2022

Time: 12:10pm – 4:30pm AWST / 2:10pm – 6:30pm AEST

Location: Online

Cost: Attendance is free of charge, thanks to generous sponsorship from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations


Speaker bios

Keynote Speaker

Session 1


Session 2


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This event will not be recorded.