Western Australia is a leading global energy hub and the WA Government is proud to partner with industry and talented local businesses representing WA on the world energy stage in Norway later this month.
Government, industry, academia and innovative WA SMEs in the energy and technology space have formed ‘Team WA’ to showcase the Western Australian energy sector at the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2022 Conference & Exhibition.
In the lead up to ONS, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation LNG Jobs Taskforce partnered with National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) for ‘LETs Pitch WA’ - a supply chain development program aiming to accelerate the growth of local low emissions technology businesses.
Kicking-off in May, when 11 program finalists pitched their low carbon technologies to a panel of expert judges, 3 winners were selected and invited to participate with ‘Team WA’ at ONS:
- KC8 Capture Technologies: A solvent process for CO2 capture from post combustion flue gasses, at a higher efficiency and lower cost than technologies currently in use.
- 9 Tech Solutions: A multimodal hydrogen battery energy storage and refuelling system capable of facilitating rapid uptake of renewables, while simultaneously providing a liquid fuel supplement for the uptake of hydrogen vehicles.
- Oceania Marine Energy: The goal of delivering the world’s first carbon-free ammonia bunkering vessel through providing low and zero-carbon fuel to the difficult to abate iron ore shipping fleet out of the Pilbara.
The 3 winners presented their technologies in a final pitch event on 8 August, organised by the NERA and the LNG Jobs Taskforce and held at the department and hosted by UK/Europe Agent General John Langoulant AO.
With these incredible WA innovations on show to a packed audience enjoying the final pitch event, Team WA is flying high on their way to ONS 2022 to promote our local talent, expertise and capabilities and show the world why WA is like no other.
Established in 2018, the LNG Jobs Taskforce brings together industry, government and unions to collaborate on challenges and opportunities in WA’s energy sector, with the aim of maximising local jobs and promoting WA as a global energy hub.
Pictured from left to right are: Jayden Ramsey, co-founder of 9 Tech Solutions, Nick Bentley, Director at Oceania Marine Energy, Agent General John Langoulant AO of the Government of Western Australia, Miranda Taylor CEO of National Energy Resources Australia and Greg Ross Executive Director of KC8 Capture.