Annual Conference 2019 - Programme

Wednesday 2nd October 2019, Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland

Our 11th annual Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association conference (SHFCA2019) takes place at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Aberdeen on Wednesday 2nd October 2019. This will be a high profile event highlighting the substantial progress being made with deployment of hydrogen and fuel cells as key components of an integrated energy and transport system for Net Zero emissions.

Our theme for SHFCA2019 is Delivering Scotland’s Energy Transition and the Net Zero Target, and will highlight the role for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in delivering key ambitions for low carbon integrated power, heat, and mobility as part of the Energy Transition for Scotland and Europe


08:15 - 09:00 Registration, coffee and networking

Plenary Session 1: Scotland, EU, and International Opportunities

Chaired by Stuart McKay, Scottish Government

09:05 - 09:20 Opening: Gus McIntosh, Director of Energy Futures, SGN
09:20 - 09:40 Building the Hydrogen Economy. Rita Wadey, BEIS
09:40 - 10:00 Partnership Progress. Enrique Giron, the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
10:00 - 10:20 Civic Welcome. Barney Crockett, Lord Provost of Aberdeen
10:20 - 10:40 Fuel Cell Power for Heavy Duty Transport. Nicolas Pocard, Ballard Power Systems
10:40 - 11:15 Morning coffee break

Session 2: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells for the Smart Energy Transition

Chaired by David Hogg, Arup

11:15 - 11:40 Keynote: Power to Gas experience from Germany. Eva Hennig, Thuga Gas
11:40 - 12:00 Zero Emissions Innovation at the Hydrogen Park. Martin Hanton, TUV-NEL
12:00 - 12:20 A Smart Hydrogen Transition for Orkney. Jon Clipsham, EMEC
12:20 - 12:40 Q & A Session
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch and Networking

Session 3: Low Carbon Heat for the Transition to Net Zero

Chaired by Judith Patten, All-Energy

13:40 - 14:05 Keynote: Building a zero carbon Energy System. Graham Bennett, DNV-GL
14:05 - 14:25 Integrating multi-GW Renewables with Hydrogen. Mark Crowther, Kiwa
14:25 - 14:45 Heating Scotland with Renewable Energy. Lorna Archer, SGN
14:45 - 15:00 Q & A Session
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon coffee break

Session 4: Integrating Low Carbon Transport into the Energy System

Chaired by Transport Scotland

15:30 - 15:55 Experience with zero-emissions H&FC transport in California. Cory Shumaker, California Hydrogen Business Council
15:55 - 16:15 Aberdeen’s Operational Experience with Hydrogen. Mark Griffin, BOC Linde
16:15 - 16:35 Clean Mobility for Dundee. Rob Pedersen, Dundee City Council
16:35 - 16:45 Engaging with the New Generation. Team Prototau, Shell Ecomarathon
16:45 - 16:55 Q & A session
16:55 - 17:00 Closing Remarks by Nigel Holmes, CEO of SHFCA