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With energy-intensive industries currently producing approximately 24% of global emissions, the UK CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit will address the latest developments and opportunities across the Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen sectors, and determine strategies for greater decarbonisation of the energy intensive industries.


“ With decarbonisation across all sectors of the UK economy taking centre stage throughout the 2020’s, meeting carbon emission targets and supporting the development of clean technologies have become the building blocks to Britain’s decarbonised future. ”

With decarbonisation across all sectors of the UK economy taking centre stage throughout the 2020’s, meeting carbon emission targets and supporting the development of clean technologies have become the building blocks to Britain’s decarbonised future. The transition to a cleaner, smarter power system is well underway, with innovation propelling the sector forward. With energy-intensive industries currently producing approximately 24% of global emissions, the UK CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit will address the latest developments and opportunities across the Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen sectors, and determine strategies for greater decarbonisation of the energy intensive industries. Bringing together decarbonisation policy makers, industry and innovators, the two-day summit will address approaches for accelerating the rollout of innovative decarbonising technologies.

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - Policy & Future Outlook

Meeting carbon emission targets, whilst also being able to manage the energy demands of the UK economy, is a challenge policy makers, industry and innovators have to face together. With the global hydrogen market tipped to rise to £1.9 trillion by 2050, establishing a hydrogen economy in the UK is becoming a key component of government decarbonisation strategy, alongside the government’s commitment to CCUS, including new funding support of up to £170 million for heavy industry ‘net-zero carbon’ clusters by 2040. This session will review the latest policy developments within the UK hydrogen & CCUS markets and the impact upon decarbonisation of the economy. Discussion will cover key policy measures required to successfully implement CCUS & hydrogen, the £20 million Hydrogen Supply programme, UK government commitment to accelerating the production of hydrogen & CCUS, short & long-term policy initiatives, pushing the UK to become a global leader for CCUS technology, international perspectives, and roadmaps for building an interconnected & interdependent hydrogen economy.


  • 9:05 Chair Opening Address
  • 9:10 RT Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth
  • 9:30 Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change
  • 9:50 Lord Haskins, Joint Lead for Energy, Northern Powerhouse
  • 10:10 Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director, Oil & Gas Technology Centre

    The role of the Oil & Gas Offshore Industry in the transition to a Low Carbon Economy in the UK
  • 10:30 Katherine Jackson, Technical Director, WSP

    In this session Katherine will offer an international perspective on policy measures to successfully implement CCUS & hydrogen, including a brief overview of policy measures being used in other countries, and how successful these have been so far.
  • 10:50 Q & A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking

Session 2 - Energy Mix

CCUS has been deemed a key component of the energy mix and a necessary tool for meeting the UK’s climate change targets. With the UK offering an incredibly favourable environment for supporting CCUS, through existing oil & gas industry capabilities and geological resources, the potential for its adoption is becoming increasingly significant. Possibilities for applying CCUS to many areas of the economy make it an incredibly useful technology for decarbonisation, with CCUS often deemed the most cost effective and in many cases the only option for decarbonising some industrial processes. This session will evaluate the place for CCUS in the UK energy mix, and its broader role in reducing emissions, and decarbonising fossil fuel intensive industries. CCUS as a critical enabling technology for low-carbon hydrogen will also be discussed alongside hydrogen as a key technology for meeting 2050 climate change targets.


  • 11:45 Mathew Hindle, Head of Gas, Energy Networks Association
  • 12:05 Corin Taylor, Principal Consultant, DNV GL Limited
  • 12:25 Mark Herring, Strategy Lead, National Grid System Operator;

    Both Hydrogen and CCUS have an important role to play in the transition to net zero, and each have a range of potential applications in decarbonising heat, transport and industry. Mark will explore the thinking behind National Grid Electricity System Operator’s Future Energy Scenarios and how this work considers integrating these technologies into the whole energy system of the future.
  • 12:45 Tony Alderson, Technical Lead Oil & Gas, WSP
  • 13:05 Q&A
  • 13:15 Lunch & Networking

Session Three

Session 3 - 4- Projects and Infrastructure

There is a substantial need to upgrade UK infrastructure in order to accommodate the broader implementation of CCUS & hydrogen technology. With the UK government aiming to develop CCUS at scale by the 2030s, and high capital & operational investment needed to establish a full hydrogen infrastructure network, evolving the UK’s energy infrastructure is key to the successful deployment of such technology. This session will focus upon strategies for evolving UK energy infrastructure to incorporate new energy sources, alongside discussion of existing CCUS and hydrogen projects. Discussion will include developing a carbon dioxide infrastructure network to support decarbonisation, how best to deploy infrastructure, potential for re-using existing infrastructure such as that of the Central North Sea, developing CCUS in industrial centres to build a shared carbon dioxide infrastructure network, workforce capacity, repurposing existing gas distribution networks for use with hydrogen, broader projects focused on end use, building a hydrogen supply chain, and utilising a blend of hydrogen & natural gas as a transition option to move toward a 100% hydrogen grid in parts of the UK. Case study sessions will focus on current projects and future plans for helping the UK achieve its carbon targets and ensure the major carbon producing sectors are on the path to become carbon neutral. Key themes will include CCUS project results to date, reducing costs, drawing upon global experience to determine how CCUS technologies could transform the UK industrial sector and reduce carbon emissions. The need for collaboration between private and public sectors to lower costs and remove barriers to wider deployment will also be discussed.


  • 13:55 Chairs opening address
  • 14:00 David Parkin, Director Progressive Energy
  • 14:20 Adrian Finn, Process Technology Manager, Costain

    This presentation will discuss the importance of large-scale hydrogen production in meeting climate change objectives and how decarbonisation influences the choice of efficient auto-thermal reforming for hydrogen production, to provide high carbon capture and to reduce costs. It will be shown how auto-thermal reforming presents the opportunity to use efficient, low-energy carbon capture technology so that carbon is made available at elevated pressure and/or as liquid. This greatly reduces carbon dioxide compression costs. This approach provides the lowest overall cost for large-scale hydrogen production with carbon dioxide being suitable for storage.
  • 14:40 Mark Lewis, Technology & Innovation Officer, Tees Valley Combined Authority

    Achieving a Net Zero Tees Valley

    The presentation will set out the reasons why the Tees Valley could make this reality and outline the projects being developed to transform a region with one of the highest per capita emissions to one of the lowest, making the UK’s 2050 target possible.
  • 15:00 Colin McGill, Project Director, BP
  • 15:20 Q&A
  • 15:30 Coffee Networking
  • 15:45 Naser Odeh, CHP and Heat Specialist, Ricardo
  • 16:05 Dr Hannah Sophia, Innovation Manager, Siemens Energy
  • 16:25 Steinar Eikass, Head of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor
  • 16:50 Cluster Collaboration Panel Discussion

    Chaired by Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
  • 17:15 End of Conference

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - Hydrogen Production & Projects

This session will look into current and planned hydrogen projects across the UK. Key themes will include results and developments to date, alongside economic benefits such as job creation and supporting other industries. Discussion will also cover integrating a variety of low carbon technologies into large-scale hydrogen trials, maximising efficiencies in the production process, reducing costs to enable competitive production of large volumes of hydrogen, waste to hydrogen, hydrogen production through steam methane reformation, utilising surplus renewable energy for producing hydrogen, and injecting hydrogen into the gas grid.


  • 9:25 Chair Opening Address
  • 9:30 Rita Wadey, Head of Hydrogen Economy Team, BEIS
  • 9:50 Antony Green,Head of Engineering and Asset Management, National Grid Gas Transmission

    How hydrogen can shape the future of heat?

    o The potential of hydrogen in decarbonisation
    o Projects underway to prove the case for hydrogen and provide evidence base for growth
    o Obstacles to establishing a clear future pathway for decarbonised gas networks
    o Implications for assets in a hydrogen future
  • 10:10 Hayleigh Pearson,Project Engineer, Marginal Developments Solution Centre Oil & Gas Technology Centre,

    Title: Role of Hydrogen in a Net Zero North Sea

    This presentation will explore the potential of hydrogen in a Net Zero North Sea and provide a case study of the Hydrogen Offshore Production (HOP) project. The HOP project addressed the opportunity of offshore hydrogen production by re-using existing oil & gas infrastructure across the UKCS, and was funded as part of the Hydrogen Supply Programme. A summary of the key findings will be given as well as an outline of the next steps.
  • 10:30 Kevin Kinsella, Partner Low Carbon Energy Transition, ERM
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break
  • 11:45 Matthias Schlegel, Head of Hydrogen, FICHTNER GmbH & Co. KG

    “Hydrogen Value Chains: from Production to Applications in Germany”
  • 12:05 Arup Case Study
  • 12:25 Case Study
  • 12:45 Q&A
  • 12:55 Lunch & Networking

Session 2 - Energy Storage

Storage presents the final step in CO2 management. The application and incorporation of carbon capture, utilisation and storage is also key to the successful development of a ‘hydrogen economy’. This session will take an in depth look at energy storage of CO2 and hydrogen, and the technologies required to make it possible. Discussion will include the technologies required to make it possible, challenges in implementing the most difficult stage in the CCUS chain, and challenges posed as volumes requiring storage increase.


  • 13:55 Chairs Opening address
  • 14:00 Energy Storage panel discussion

    Michelle Bentham, Head of Partnerships & Innovation, British Geological Survey

    Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and the Environment, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • 14:45 Dr Anna Stork, Silixa Ltd

    Safe and secure CO2 storage with new generation fibre-optic monitoring technologies

    A case study of CO2 storage monitoring with new generation fibre-optic technology will be presented from the Otway project in Australia. Measuring, monitoring and verification (MMV) is a critical element of CO2 storage. Any leakage to surface from a geological storage site poses a risk to the environment and may negate the benefits gained from removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Recent engineering advances in fibre-optic technology have made it possible to monitor and image CO2 storage sites with high precision. Measurements are now possible on a sub-metre scale with signal qualities equal to, or better than, traditional technologies, such as geophones. Distributed fibre-optic acoustic and temperature monitoring now offers on-demand dense measurements and repeatable surveys to determine the evolution of the CO2 plume, understand CO2 composition and phase change effects and highlight any potential leakage pathways. These novel fibre-optic monitoring solutions provide assurance for CO2 transport and long-term storage integrity.
  • 15:10 Coffee & Networking Break

Session Three

Session 3 - Investment & Economics

With the UK already a world leader in renewable energies such as offshore wind, CCUS provides a global economic opportunity for the UK and investment in the sector holds great potential for both continued development and Britain’s export potential. This session will consider investment potential & trends, opportunities for the UK to become global leaders, funding opportunities, public & private partnerships, investing in R&D, and funding initiatives for introducing a greater number of large-scale CCUS plants. Commercial barriers to development will also be addressed, including investment risks, considerable capital requirements, and challenging route-to-market in the UK currently.


  • 15:25 Julien Perez, VP of Strategy & Policy at OGCI Climate Investments
  • 15:50 Investment & Economics Panel

    Henri Murison, Director Northern Powerhouse Partnership

    Julien Perez, VP of Strategy & Policy. OGCI Climate Investments

    Martin Link, Group Head Strategy & Analysis, Wood

    Dr Gocke Mete, Head of the Knowledge Centre, International Energy Charter
  • 16:20 Conference End


2 Day Delegate Ticket (£300 discount) Expires 24/01

  • Single ticket price: £695.00
  • VAT @ 20%: £139.00
  • Total: £834.00

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