SHFCA 7th Annual Conference 'Hydrogen Islands'

Sep 23, 2015 - Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney

Posted by Nigel Holmes

Our 2015 Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Conference will showcase the enabling role for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products in distributed applications, supporting the development of the local energy system as exemplified by islands and evolving into corridors and territories.

Daryl Wilson, CEO of Hydrogenics, will deliver the invited keynote speech, highlighting the market opportunities and key links between Scotland and Canada for trade and innovation.

This year’s conference programme brings together SHFCA members and invited expert speakers for sessions which will explore opportunities for growth in international trade and partnerships, and how hydrogen and fuel cells can be the smarter choice in Heat, Power, and Transport applications. Linking all of these activities together in the smart integrated energy systems of the futures is the underpinning theme of Hydrogen Islands. The conference will also explore opportunities for effective cooperation and partnership working between countries, both in Europe and internationally.

We are again holding our annual SHFCA conference dinner, which this year is being sponsored by Orkney Islands Council and Doosan Babcock, and takes place on the evening of Wednesday 23rd September. This year the conference dinner is being supported by Orkney Islands Council and Doosan Babcock.

                                              Wednesday 23rd September

12:00-12:30 Registration at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LR

12:30-13:45 Lunch

13:45-13:50 Welcome and Opening by Nigel Holmes, CEO of SHFCA

13:50-14:10 Keynote Speaker : Daryl Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Hydrogenics

14:10-15:30 Session 1 : Heat & Power
• 14:10 Keynote : Low carbon heat towns – Jon Saltmarsh, DECC
• 14:30 Technology transitions for low carbon heat & power - Alistair Rennie, AMEC-FW
• 14:50 Local production and use of Hydrogen for Power: Jan Falconer, Orkney Islands Council
• 15:10 Affordable Heat innovation with Fuel Cells & Heat Storage – Alistair Roberts, iPower Energy

15:30-16:10 Coffee & Networking

16:10-17:30 Session 2 : Links with EU and International projects, chaired by Gordon McIntosh
• 16:10 Keynote. Levenmouth Smart Grid and Hydrogen: David Hogg, Bright Green Hydrogen
• 16:30 European opportunities ‘H&FC with Renewables’ Fernando Palacin, Aragon
• 16:50 Regions and City H&FC Initiatives : Barney Crockett, Chairman of HyER

17:10-17:20 Inter-Regional Partnership Activities with Scotland and Aragon

17:20 Closing Comments by Calum Davidson, Head of Energy at Highlands & Islands Enterprise

19:00-22:30 Reception and Conference Dinner

                                                    Thursday 24th September

08:30-09:15 Registration at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LR

09:15-10:15 Session 3 : Local Mobility, chaired by Ewan Swaffield of Transport Scotland
• 09:15 Keynote : Early lessons from Aberdeen Buses : Yasa Ratnayeke, Aberdeen City Council
• 09:35 Promoting access to FCVs through Car Club fleets – Alistair Kirkbride, CarPlus
• 9:55 Low-carbon transport solutions for Business : Paul Turner, UlemCo
10:15-10:50 Coffee

10:50-12:10 Session 4 : Energy Storage & Conversions, chaired by Neil Kermode of EMEC
• 10:50 Keynote – Renewables for Heat & Transport : Chris Stark, Scottish Government
• 11:10 Developing Scotland’s ‘Whole Energy System Model’ : David Hart, E4tech
• 11:30 Innovation with MW scale hydrogen energy balancing: Kris Hyde, ITM Power
• 11:500 Energy Storage with Hydrogen : Ian Williamson, Hydrexia

12:10-12:30 Closing comments by John Lidderdale, Chairman of SHFCA

12:20-13:30 Lunch

Thursday Afternoon : Optional ‘Local Energy’ Workshop

To reserve your place at the SHFCA 7th Annual Conference please follow the link below:  Link to external site


SHFCA partners:

  • Methane to Markets
  • Fuel Cell Europe
  • Mountain States Hydrogen Business Council
  • British Midlands Hydrogen Forum
  • German Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association
  • Orkney Renewable Energy Forum
  • Sharp Apps