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Developing the hydrogen economy in Scotland

Morning, Thursday, 15th September 2022


This conference will discuss policy priorities for the development of Scotland’s hydrogen sector.


It will be a timely opportunity to assess next steps and what will be needed if The Scottish Government’s hydrogen ambitions, as established in the Hydrogen Policy Statement, are to be achieved - including for building 5GW installed hydrogen production capacity by 2030, and becoming Europe’s cheapest producer of hydrogen by 2045.


Delegates will also discuss wider developments across the sector, including the:

  • draft Hydrogen Action Plan
  • UK Hydrogen Strategy
  • Hydrogen Business Model and Net Zero Hydrogen Fund: market engagement on electrolytic allocation consultation

Bringing together stakeholders and policymakers, areas for discussion include:

  • role of hydrogen - future energy mix - potential for Scotland’s hydrogen economy - commercialisation
  • renewable, low-carbon power - infrastructure, policy and regulatory framework
  • policy priorities - domestic and international collaboration - delivering a just transition - funding
  • regional production hubs and renewable projects - Hydrogen Innovation Fund - innovation - efficiency - local government
  • barriers to use - network preparation and integration into the energy system - research ecosystem - uptake in carbon-intensive sectors - maximising opportunities for growth

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Scottish Government; Dr Graham Cooley, Chief Executive, ITM Power; and Professor Timothy Mays, UK Hydrogen Research Co-ordinator, UKRI; and Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Bath.


The conference will be an opportunity to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from The Scottish Government, as well as BEIS; Department for the Economy, NI; DIT; Transport Scotland; and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Michael Matheson MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Scottish Government

Dr Graham Cooley

Chief Executive, ITM Power

Professor Tim Mays

UKRI Co-ordinator for Research Challenges in Hydrogen and Alternative Liquid Fuels, and Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Bath

Keynote Speakers

Dr Graham Cooley

Chief Executive, ITM Power

Professor Tim Mays

UKRI Co-ordinator for Research Challenges in Hydrogen and Alternative Liquid Fuels, and Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Bath

Michael Matheson MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Scottish Government

Chairs

John McNally MP

Member, Environmental Audit Committee

Brian Whittle MSP

Co-Convener, Cross-Party Group on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Speakers

Oliver Wragg

Commercial Director, Orbital Marine Power

Alan Graham

Regional Director, Hydrasun

Barry Carruthers

Hydrogen Director, ScottishPower

Fiona Landy

Delivery Manager, Hydrogen Accelerator

Fergus Tickell

System Transformation and Business Development Lead, SGN

Helen Melone

Senior Policy Manager, Heat, Hydrogen & Solar, Scottish Renewables

Sarah Potts

Hydrogen Commercial Specialist, Storegga

Jim Brown

Partnership Director, Energy Skills Partnership