Demonstrating the Pathway to a Decarbonised Hydrogen Heat Network

Demonstrating the Pathway to a Decarbonised Hydrogen Heat Network

04/06/2019 17:00 - 20:30
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University of Edinburgh
This is a free of charge event.

This event, hosted by the IGEM Scottish Section, The University of Edinburgh and the IChemE Scottish Membership Group, will provide an opportunity for academia and industry to meet and discuss the role that hydrogen can have in decarbonising the gas network. 

Hydrogen is considered to be one of the credible options of alternative fuels that can support the reduction of carbon output in the energy system. As an alternative fuel it has the potential to help the industry meet the 2050 UK carbon target set out by the government. 

Currently there is research and discussion across academia and industry into how this fuel can be introduced into the system including production, distribution and storage, and the impact on the end user and their appliances. 

The event will enable attendees to network with colleagues from across the industry and academia, to hear about the latest projects aimed at decarbonising the gas network and to gain an insight into university and industry hydrogen research.

Exhibitor opportunities are available for this event.

Speakers include:

Professor R. Stuart Haszeldine OBE, BSc (Edin), PhD (Strath), CGeol, FRSE. Stuart is the Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage at the University of Edinburgh. Most of Stuart's research time is spent trying to enable Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), to dispose of CO2 deep below ground. He is also involved with the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) group, which is the largest and most diverse CCS research group in the UK. 

David Hogg, Senior Energy Systems Consultant at Arup. David is an experienced Technical Manager with a demonstrated history of working on new and innovative energy technologies. He has extensive knowledge and experience in hydrogen and local energy systems, this coupled with his previous experience developing the Levenmouth Community Energy Project (LCEP), place him at the forefront of this field within the energy system. David won the Innovator Award at the 2016 Young Professionals in Green Energy Awards for his focus on innovative solutions to energy problems. He is also a director of the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association.

Angus Mcintosh, Director of Energy Futures at SGN. In addition to his role as Director of Energy Futures Angus is the the Project Director for a range of projects, including the real-time networks project, which aims to develop an energy model to accommodate wider range of gases; the 100% hydrogen project, which aims to evidence and construct the first 100% Hydrogen gas network in the world; and the iCore project, which aims to develop first end to end keyhole solution for mains replacement.

Mark Wheeldon, Innovation and New Technology Project Manager at SGN. Mark is an engineer with 35 years’ experience. He studied mechanical engineering at Bolton University and brings unique insight and experience into his current position as Innovation and New Technology Project Manager at SGN. In his varied and successful career within numerous gas distribution and utilities companies, Mark has been responsible for defining and delivering engineering policy, account management, network operations and maintenance with major utilities companies. In his current role he is the project manager for SGN’s Hydrogen 100 project, which is assessing the viability of constructing and operating the first hydrogen distribution network in Scotland.

Exhibitor package

For £300 (+VAT) event exhibitors will receive:

Exhibition stand at the event (3x2 metre space with a table and space for one pop-up banner)
Their logo on the event’s booking page
Mention as part of the event promotion on social media
Mention in Section emails
Mention in post event write-up in Gi 

Email or call +44 (0)1509 678 150

Venue information

University of Edinburgh
Sanderson Building University of Edinburgh
Kings Buildings
West Mains Road
United Kingdom


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