29 episodes

Our energy landscape is changing by the day. We are seeing technologies with the potential to radically transform how we develop, store and consume energy emerging almost daily. We're excited to capture some of the thoughts and experiences of the people behind these ideas and to share these conversations with you.

The Energy Innovators Podcast is a series of interviews with the people behind some of new ideas and innovations that have the potential to transform our energy landscape in coming years. Guests are drawn from large and small companies, universities, research and many other fields. They are young and not so young, new entrants to the sector and old hands, working with software and hardware and at various stages of commercialising their ideas.

The Energy Innovators Podcast is brought to you by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), a private not-for-profit organisation working with the Australian energy resources sector to help to commercialise research, grow exports, identify and build future work skills and improve the regulatory environment, all of which will contribute to a stronger and more resilient energy resources sector.

The Energy Innovators Podcast The Energy Innovators Podcast

    • Technology
    • 4.0, 8 Ratings

Our energy landscape is changing by the day. We are seeing technologies with the potential to radically transform how we develop, store and consume energy emerging almost daily. We're excited to capture some of the thoughts and experiences of the people behind these ideas and to share these conversations with you.

The Energy Innovators Podcast is a series of interviews with the people behind some of new ideas and innovations that have the potential to transform our energy landscape in coming years. Guests are drawn from large and small companies, universities, research and many other fields. They are young and not so young, new entrants to the sector and old hands, working with software and hardware and at various stages of commercialising their ideas.

The Energy Innovators Podcast is brought to you by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), a private not-for-profit organisation working with the Australian energy resources sector to help to commercialise research, grow exports, identify and build future work skills and improve the regulatory environment, all of which will contribute to a stronger and more resilient energy resources sector.

    Pam Melroy — AROSE (Australian Remote operations and robotics for Space and Earth)

    Pam Melroy — AROSE (Australian Remote operations and robotics for Space and Earth)

    In this episode we talk with Pam Melroy, former NASA shuttle commander, now Director with Nova Systems and AROSE, about the opportunities to leverage Australia’s capabilities in remote operations and the growing Australian space industry.



    We also discuss the formation of AROSE, which has been established as a not-for-profit organisation to support the overall growth of the industry across Australia and help to coordinate its activities.



    You can find Pam on LinkedIn here.



    Visit the AROSE website here.



    You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.



    The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

    • 21 min
    Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO — Australia’s hydrogen future

    Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO — Australia’s hydrogen future

    Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO breaks down the obstacles and identifies the opportunities for Australia to build a hydrogen economy and transition to a low emissions energy future.



    In this episode, NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO about how the world’s transition to a low emissions energy future is already leading to an increase in global demand for hydrogen, and this is likely to increase substantially over coming decades, and how Australia is remarkably well positioned to benefit from this growth through hydrogen technologies, industries and markets.



    As Chair of the national Hydrogen Working Group, Dr Finkel AO breaks down the obstacles that will need to be overcome for hydrogen to become competitive at scale, and identifies realistic timeframes for Australia to build a hydrogen economy based on three key opportunities: hydrogen for export; hydrogen for the domestic economy, including transport, heating and industrial processes; and hydrogen for energy storage, flexibility and resilience. 



    With Australia well positioned to support the development of a clean, innovative and competitive hydrogen industry, our nation is a prime contender to be a leading global supplier of not just hydrogen but the knowledge and technologies that support it,  which could result in, for example, an export industry worth $1.7 billion by 2030 and provide 2,800 jobs, with many of these jobs being in regional areas, and with spin off opportunities across the energy, resources, manufacturing, services, transport and education sectors.  (Source ACIL Allen Report for ARENA, Opportunities for Australia from Hydrogen Exports).



    You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.



    The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

    Matthew Warren — Blackout: how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity?

    Matthew Warren — Blackout: how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity?

    In this episode NERA CEO Miranda Taylor talks with Matthew Warren, the author of the recently released book Blackout, which is about how energy-rich Australia is running out of electricity.



    In their discussion they cover the history of Australia’s energy and electricity systems, the ways in which the electricity network has grown and how some of the recent changes to the network are leading to instability and the blackouts that form the title of the book.



    You can find Matthew on LinkedIn here.



    Matthew’s book Blackout: how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity? is published by Affirm Press and can be purchased at most book retailers.



    You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.



    The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

    • 43 min
    Dr Liz Dallimore — WA Data Science Innovation Hub

    Dr Liz Dallimore — WA Data Science Innovation Hub

    In this episode we talk with Dr Liz Dallimore, the director of the recently established Western Australian Data Science Innovation Hub. The hub was established to coordinate data science initiatives and activities across the broader Western Australian economy.



    In the discussion, we talked about Liz’s background and how she came to be appointed as the director of the hub, the role of the hub, the role of data science and the opportunities for both the application of data science and the career opportunities that are emerging in the field.



    Liz is on LinkedIn here.



    The Western Australian data science innovation hub website is here.



    You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.



    The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

    • 30 min
    Mariano Ianuzzi — Corrosion research and management

    Mariano Ianuzzi — Corrosion research and management

    In this episode NERA connects with Professor Mariano Ianuzzi, the director of the Curtin Corrosion Centre and Chevron and Woodside Chair in corrosion.



    We discuss the forms corrosion take and the challenges it presents to all industries, along with the centre’s work undertaking industry-led research into the prevention and management of corrosion.



    Mariano is on LinkedIn here.



    The Curtin Corrosion Centre website is here.



    You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.



    The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

    • 22 min
    Tania Walter of Obzervr – Operational insights from data analysis

    Tania Walter of Obzervr – Operational insights from data analysis

    In this episode we talk with Tania Walter, Founder and CEO of Obzervr, a company helping their clients across the oil and gas, mining and a number of other fields to manage and leverage the data available from their operations, delivering productivity and performance gains to their businesses.



    In the discussion we talked about Tania’s background as an entrepreneur, why she established Obzervr, how they work with their clients by using their operational data to improve the efficiency of their businesses.



    Tania is on LinkedIn here.



    Obzervr’s website is here.



    You can find out more about NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) here.



    The Energy Innovators Podcast website is located here.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

M.Tr ,

Weekly episodes

I am enjoying listening to this series of podcasts to gain a better insight into the energy resources sector and gain an understanding on how NERA is working with these individuals to grow collaboration and innovation and assist the energy resources sector to manage cost structures and productivity, direct research to industry needs, deliver the future work skills required and promote fit for purpose regulation.

KTJ85 ,

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This podcast, without a shadow of a doubt, will be embedded into my morning commute to work. Keep up the great work.

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