AIEN Event

Green Technology Commercialisation – Journey to nirvana or no man’s land

9:00am – 11:00am AEDT
Tuesday 6 December 2022


AIEN Members: $77 inc GST
Non Member $110 inc GST

As Australians, we can rightfully take some pride in our collective resourcefulness. There is a demonstrated Australian tradition of inventiveness and research endeavour. However, did you know these ‘beliefs’ can be supported by a strong body of evidence?

In many fields of endeavour including immunology, health, health research, medical/sensory aides, corporate governance, banking, astronomy, agriculture, mining, and more recently, space exploration, Australia’s skills and accomplishments are internationally recognised.

It is therefore disappointing that Australia often appears unable to demonstrate leadership in commercialising much of its inventiveness and research in the green/sustainability technology space. There are of course exceptions, but an appeal to the facts supports this general observation.

If you are an inventor, entrepreneur, researcher, financier, green investor, technology sales/marketer, hold a sustainability related government position, have responsibility for green procurement, a discussion factually outlining the current commercialisation situation is a must for your attention and attendance.

The webinar discussion will also include current case study feedback, explore various stakeholder perspectives and seek to identify opportunities to improve Australia’s competitiveness in the sustainability technology commercialisation space.


Welcome, Setting the Scene and Webinar Objectives
Colin Barker, Chair – Australian Industrial Ecology Network
Accelerating the uptake of Climate Technology in NSW
Alice Cahill, NSW Office of Energy and Climate Change
Crossing the Chasm
Dr Joe Herbertson AM, The Crucible
Comfort Break
StarGlass – A no brainer and how I learned to swim through treacle
Dr Graeme White, STAR Glass
Panel Discussion
Led by Dr Mark Jackson, Jackson Environment and Planning Pty Ltd
Webinar Close


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Alice Cahill

Alice Cahill

Head of Climate Technology Impact, NSW Government Office of Energy and Climate Change

Alice Cahill is an experienced senior executive, sustainability leader and innovator, leading teams who deliver sustainability and net zero programs for industry, local councils and government agencies. Alice seeks roles where she can make a difference to create a more just and environmentally sustainable society. Her experience across both the private and public sectors provides a unique insight into how innovation, collaboration and leadership will be key to seize the opportunities to accelerate the transformation of NSW to a low carbon economy. economy.

As a change agent within Government and the private sector, her passion is to find ways to deliver new models of collaboration and innovation to tackle the complex challenges of our time.

Dr Joe Herbertson AM

Dr Joe Herbertson AM

Director, Skye Point Innovation

Dr Joe Herbertson is currently an international Assurance Panel member for Responsible Steel. He was formally General Manger Research, BHP Steel and co-founder the Steel Stewardship Forum. He is a Director of The Crucible Group, taking its Continuous Biomass Converter technology from concept to the point of commercialisation. Joe recently co-founded Yarna Yur-ra, a social enterprise committed to safe climate, equity, diversity, and First Nations engagement. He continues to act as a sustainability consultant with international companies.

Dr Graeme White

Dr Graeme White


Dr White is both a physicist and an industrial chemist.  His expertise is in scientific technique and data analysis where he has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific papers.  Whist he is renowned in the area of astrophysics and medical imaging sciences, he is passionate about glass recycling and keeps his eyes firmly fixed on the commercialisation of StarGlass. He also has a postgraduate diploma in Corporate Management. Dr White joined the glass processing project as both an investor and technical advisor. His experience with precision glass chemistry, physical structure, polishing and testing has allowed the development of the superior strength StarGlass available today.

Dr Mark Jackson

Dr Mark Jackson

Director and Principal Consultant, Jackson Environment and Planning

Mark is a nationally recognised waste management specialist and has 26 years’ experience in the field. He is the Director of Jackson Environment and Planning, a consulting firm dedicated to supporting the waste and recycling industry with planning approvals, EPA licencing and regulatory support. Previous to this, Mark over a 12-year period held senior management positions in the NSW Environment Protection Authority, leading some of the largest recycling industry development, regulatory support and infrastructure investment programs in the country’s history.