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Hydrogen Scotland Conference 2018

On Tuesday, 9 October 2018, ERM and Pale Blue Dot Energy partnered together for Hydrogen: A Business Opportunity for Scotland, where there were many insightful discussions on Hydrogen and its future in Scotland.

The one-day conference attracted over 120 delegates, including those already involved in the sector and those only just exploring or new to the sector. This shaped a plethora of interesting discussions focused around the potential for Hydrogen to business which was further indicated by an audience poll that revealed the words future, exciting and opportunity best described what Hydrogen represents for them or their organisation.

Based on these discussions, as well as the many requests for the materials presented by our diverse and knowledgeable speakers, it is clear that this topic is at the forefront of the energy sector.

Presentations from the conference

Download the presentations from the conference, grouped by session. For a reminder on the order of the sessions, please see the agenda below.

Download the presentations from Session One (2.7Mb PDF)

Download the presentations from Session Two (3.5Mb PDF)

Download the presentations from Session Three (6.0Mb PDF)

Conference Agenda

Download the conference agenda

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and networking
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome from the Morning Chair
William Hazell, Partner, ERM
Session 1:  The Hydrogen Opportunity
Time Title and Speaker
9:10 - 9:30 The role of hydrogen to decarbonise the UK
Matt Hitchens, Senior Policy Advisor, BEIS UK Government
9:30 - 9:45 The Opportunity for Hydrogen in Scotland
Stuart McKay, Policy lead: Carbon-Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen, Scottish Government
9:45 - 10:00 Hydrogen leadership in Aberdeen Councillor
Philip Bell, Aberdeen City Council
10:00 - 10:15 The regional hydrogen supply chain potential
Sam Gomersall, Commercial Director, Pale Blue Dot
10:15 - 10:30 The financial drivers around energy transition and hydrogen
Tara Schmidt, Principal Consultant, ERM
10:30 - 10:50 Panel Session and Q&A
Session 2: Hydrogen production and applications
Time Title and Speaker
11:10 - 11:25 Hydrogen from marine renewables
Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Development Manager, EMEC: The European Marine Energy Centre
11:25 - 11:40 Hydrogen from natural gas
Corin Taylor, Director, UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) and also DGA (Decarbonised Gas Alliance)
11:40 - 12:00 Hydrogen potential for Scotland
David Butler, Energy and Low Carbon Team, Scottish Enterprise
12:00 - 12:15 Hydrogen as a business opportunity
Nick Stapley, Business Development Manager, Logan Energy
12:15 - 12:30 Managing the Risks and Perception of Hydrogen
David Caine, Principal Consultant, ERM
12:30 - 12:50 Panel Session and Live Vote
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch and networking
Session 3: Hydrogen projects
Time Title and Speaker
13:50 - 14:00 Welcome from the Afternoon Chair
Kirsty Lynch, Senior Business Consultant Pale Blue Dot
14:00 - 14:20 H2 Aberdeen
Andrew Win, Programme and Projects Manager, H2 Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council
14:20 - 14:40 Orkney: the catalyst for hydrogen projects
Adele Lidderdale, Hydrogen Project Officer, Orkney and Islands Council
14:40 - 15:00 H100; a domestic supply hydrogen pilot project
Angus McIntosh, Director of Energy Futures, SGN
15:00 - 15:20 Acorn Hydrogen
Hazel Robertson, Senior Energy Consultant, Pale Blue Dot
15:20 - 15:40 Hynet: Hydrogen in the North West
HyNet representative TBC
15:40 - 16:00 Panel Session and Q&A
16:00 - 16:10 Summary and Conference Close
Event Chairs
16:10 - 17:00 Coffee/Teas and Networking

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