Australia-China Decarbonisation Roundtable: Green Steel, Green Hydrogen and Critical Minerals & Downstream Processing (online)

27 Jun 2023

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 Critical Minerals & Downstream Processing.

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 Critical Minerals & Downstream Processing.

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

This event is the second in Western Australia 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

ANU has developed a series of policy briefs on Australia-China’s links on low-carbon technology transitions to support the discussion in this workshop.

Download policy briefs here.


Date: Thursday 17th August 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm AWST / 2:00pm – 7:00pm AEST 

Location: Online – the webinar link will be shared closer to the date

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

  • Keynote Address
    • Kate Chaney MP, Federal Member for Curtin
    • Keynote Q&A with Prof Howard Bamsey, Honorary Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU
    • Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Hydrogen Industry; Industrial Relations
  • Session One: Green Steel
    • Wei Qian, General Manager Strategic Planning Department and General Manager Science & Technology Innovation Department, Baowu Resources Co., Ltd
    • David Trotter, Research Portfolio Manager, Minerals Research Institute of WA
    • Nicole Wyche, Industry Decarbonisation Manager (Steel), WWF Australia
    • Moderator: Frank Jotzo, Professor of Environmental Economics and Climate Change Economics, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Session Two: Green Hydrogen
    • Dr Chenmin He, Assistant Researcher, Zhejiang Carbon Neutral Innovation Institute, Zhejiang University of Technology
    • Robert Hunn, Regional Manager Midwest WA, Fortescue
    • Yolanda Zhao, COO, Infinite Green Energy
    • Emma Aisbett, Associate Professor at the ANU School of Law and Associate Director (Research) for the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific Initiative at ANU
    • Moderator: Professor Peta Ashworth, Director, of the Curtin Institute for Energy Transition (CIET)
  • Session Three: Critical Minerals & Downstream Processing
    • Raj Surendran, CEO, Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia
    • Tony Fang Dong, CEO, GCL Technology Research Centre USA and President, GCL Solar Materials USA
    • Anthony Sutton, Executive Director, Hydrogen and New Energies, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
    • Kylie Turner, System Lead, Climateworks Centre’s Sustainable Economies
    • Moderator: Adam Handley, Chair, Resources Subcommittee, ACBC WA and Partner, MinterEllison

Further information regarding the speakers and moderators is available below.

Event Speakers