The Second UK CCUS and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit

The Second UK CCUS and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit

31/08/2021

The Second UK CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage) & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit is taking place in Birmingham on the 1st and 2nd of September.

The first summit took place in February 2020 and now it is back with two full days of presentations covering a wide range of topics focusing on the role of hydrogen and CCUS to decarbonise the UK economy. The summit kicks off on Wednesday 1st September with a session on the ‘Policy & Country Outlook’ for hydrogen in the UK, including Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment Councillor Waseem Zaffar. This explores the potential for the UK to capture some of the market for hydrogen that is projected to be worth £1.9 trillion by 2050.

Day 1 starts with a series of high-level discussions on policy, regulation and market potential for hydrogen and CCUS. From lunchtime on Day 1, the presentations start to focus on the details, with numerous speakers providing insights from existing projects. Day 2 continues in the same vein for the morning session with more presentations from on-going green and blue hydrogen production projects as well as CCUS projects. The final session widens out again with a discussion of the business cases being developed for hydrogen and CCUS and the challenge for ensuring the correct supply chain and workforce are in place to allow the hydrogen economy to grow.

Overview of the Summit:

Day 1

  • Session 1 - Policy & Country Outlook

Outlook for CCUS in the UK – Olivia Powis - UK Head of Office, Carbon Capture Storage Association

Can the UK take pole position in enabling global deep decarbonisation in the race to net zero? - Martyn Link, Chief Strategy Officer, Wood

Presentation on IGas’s plans for solar, modular hydrogen, CCUS and battery storage in the UK
- Tony Bryan, Commercial Manager & Rik Evans Group Performance Manager IGas Energy


  • Session 2 – Collaboration

This session includes three panel discussions.

Policy Maker Panel Discussion with:
- Stephen Cummins, Head of Industrial Decarbonisation - Delivery and Innovation, BEIS
- Dr Ron Loveland, Senior Energy Advisor, Welsh Government
- Stephen Marcos Jones, Director General, UKPIA

Regulator Panel Discussion with:
- Simon Wilde, Director Analysis, OFGEM
- Sean Pruce, Radioactive Substances and Installations Regulation, Environment Agency
- Paul Bradley, Head of Operations - Energy Division, HSE

Hydrogen Energy Vectors: Technologies, Costs and Implications - KBR roundtable with:
- Chinnan Dikwal
- Sharmila Jugessur


  • Session 3 – Projects

The afternoon session focuses on case studies of low and zero carbon hydrogen projects and CCUS projects, exploring the interesting projects taking place across the UK:

Consenting of CCS Projects lessons learned from NZT and Keadby 3 - Richard Lowe, Director- Energy Sector Lead, AECOM

Case Study – Pre-FEED for UK Deployment of Allam-Fetvedt, Cycle Power Plant - Simon Smith, Study Manager, McDermott

Cost-effective Decarbonisation: The East Coast Cluster, Zero Carbon Humber and Hydrogen to Humber - Dan Sadler, UK Low Carbon Strategy Director, Equinor

Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE): A Prototype Demonstration of Technology Integration - Andrew Barron, Director, ESRI

HyNet North West: Delivering a full-chain Hydrogen / CCUS project - David Parkin, Director, Progressive Energy

Acorn Project – The Backbone of the Scottish Cluster - Martin Edwards, Acorn Commercial Director, Storegga


  • Session 4 - Putting the U in CCUS

Key CO2 Utilization Routes: Conversion of CO2 to Methanol and Carbonates - Doruk Isil, Vice President- C02 Management Product Line, Technip Energies

Integrating the CCUS across carbon-intensive assets - Opportunities for decarbonisation and utilisation technologies - Ildiko Kiss

Low and Negative - Carbon Renewable Dimethyl Ether - Keith Simons, Principal Scientist, SHV Energy


Day 2

  • Session 1 - Hydrogen Production & Projects

Decarbonising Refinery Operations - Darren Cunningham, UK Lead & General Manager Humber Refinery, Phillips 66

ERM Dolphyn: Green Hydrogen Project Update - Kevin Kinsella, Partner Low Carbon Energy Transition, ERM

Bilfinger Delivering a Sustainable Future - Jane Atkinson CBE, Executive Director - Engineering and Automation, Bilfinger

Net Zero Engineering A South Wales Case Study - Grant Spence, Project Director, Costain

How do you ensure the right technology for better control of hydrogen production and carbon capture? - Prasanth Sreekumar, Global Industry Development Manager for Gas, Endress + Hauser

NI Water Oxygen and Hydrogen Demonstrator Project - Rob Duffin, Associate Director, Arup

Infrastructure and the Hydrogen Economy - James Watt, Hydrogen Lead, WSP


  • Session 2 - CO2 & Energy Storage Infrastructure

CCS Facilities and CO2 Storage – A Challenging Inter-Relationship - Alex Brabyn, Senior Process Engineer, Genesis, Technip Energies

Trapping Carbon Effectively, At Scale and In Time - Ana Gonzalez Hernandez, Director of Sustainability, Emerson Corporate

Hydrogen fuelled gas engines – flexible generation and decarbonising CHP - Adam Wray-Summerson, Product and market development manager, Clarke Energy

Carina® CarbonSecure™ - Store More CO2 Safely - Glynn Williams, Chief Executive Officer Silixa


  • Session 3 - Business Case Investment Opportunities & Supply Chain and Work Force

Investment Panel Discussion with:
- Tara Schmidt, Director of Sustainability & ESG Finance for Lloyds Bank
- Martyn Link, Chief Strategy Officer, Wood

Supply Chain & Work Force Developments Panel Discussion with:
- Chris Claydon, Chief Executive, ECITB
- Joseph Weston, Business Development Manager, Hartree Centre Science and Technology Facilities Council


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