Hydrogen: A business opportunity for Scotland

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Hydrogen presents an exciting opportunity to achieve the global energy transition to a low carbon economy.

Scotland, with its history of innovation and technology development for the oil and gas industry, could be at the forefront of this transition. This will create opportunities for the regional supply chain to diversify, create new opportunities and generate employment.

This complimentary one-day conference will explore the vision and opportunity for hydrogen, its production and applications, as well as hearing from current hydrogen projects from across the UK. The event will focus on the opportunities for development of the regional supply chain. The day is aimed at those wanting to understand what is happening in this exciting market, how the technology is evolving, and some of the current projects being developed.

The conference is organized by ERM and Pale Blue Dot Energy in partnership with the Interreg North Sea Region HyTrEc2 project, Aberdeen City Council, Hydrogen Aberdeen, Opportunity North East and Scottish Enterprise.

Conference Agenda

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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

Registration and ERM Contact

Please contact Alexandra Stevenson at +44 131 221 6762 or [email protected] with any questions and for information on how to register.


Aberdeen, Scotland