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Towards a Zero-Carbon Hydrogen-based Energy Economy

Dr Dallia Ali from the School of Engineering and collaborators from HYLANTIC and Aberdeen City Council are pleased to present a webinar on moving towards a Zero Carbon Hydrogen-Based Energy Economy.

The free half-a-day online webinar features experts from the fields of hydrogen technology, energy transition and energy policy and is open to everyone with interest in this topic. You will have an opportunity to hear from and interact with leading experts in the field from Scotland and beyond. To register for the event, please complete this form and you will be emailed a link to join the event 48 hours before it begins.

Please note, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Time

16 Sep 2020

9:15am - 1:30pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 09/16/2020 09:15 09/16/2020 13:30 Towards a Zero-Carbon Hydrogen-based Energy Economy Explore the Potential of Hydrogen as a Solution to the Global Energy Challenge with Experts from Government, Industry, and Academia presenting in this Webinar organised by RGU School of Engineering. Edinburgh, UK

Organiser

Scotland North Local Network

Registration Information

http://www.rgu.ac.uk/hydrogen-registration

 

Speakers

Dr. Dallia Ali

Dr. Dallia Ali

Associate Professor in Electrical Power Engineering - Robert Gordon University

Dr. Dallia is a Chartered Engineer who has completed her PhD in Electrical Power Engineering in 1997. She is member of the UK Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the US Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) as well as the IEEE Power and Energy Systems (PES) and the IEEE Smart Grid Community. She is a member of Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and the Robert Gordon University Energy Working Group and Renewable Energy Research Group. She is honour Chair of Research and Development for Monsson Middle East. She is Reviewer for IET Renewable Power Generation Journal, the American Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, and the Elsevier

Prior to her current post at Robert Gordon University, she was Visiting Associate Professor at the Executive Education Centre of Qatar Foundation and Visiting Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University in Qatar and was a member of the Texas A&M University Smart Grid Centre.

Mirela Atanasiu

Mirela Atanasiu

Head of Unit of Operations and Communication in the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, FCH JU - FCH JU

For over 12 years Mirela was a Senior Project Manager and Research Programme Officer in the FCH JU and European Commission (Directorate R&I/Energy) following her role as a researcher in the Energy sector in Romania.

She holds an MSc. in Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and an MSc. in Economics/Cybernetics and Economic Analysis.

Dame Susan Bruce DBE

Dame Susan Bruce DBE

Convener of Court, University of Strathclyde, Electoral Commissioner for Scotland, and Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh

Dame Sue Bruce who runs her own consultancy business has a portfolio of non- executive director roles including SSE PLC; Convener of the Court of the University of Strathclyde; Chair of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Trustee for the Prince’s Foundation. She is the Electoral Commissioner for Scotland and a Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh. In recent activity, Dame Bruce has been the Independent Chair of the Expert Panel on Environmental Changing and other Measures and a member of the Advisory group on Economic Recovery, both commissioned by the Scottish Government.

Dame Bruce started her career in community education specialising in social and economic regeneration and latterly served as Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council having previously been Chief Executive at Aberdeen City Council and Chief Executive at East Dunbartonshire Council.

Councillor Philip Bell

Councillor Philip Bell

Aberdeen’s Hydrogen Spokesperson and Champion - Aberdeen’s Hydrogen Transport Economy

Cllr Bell is a chartered electrical engineer and a group 1 member of FEANI. He came to Aberdeen in 1980 after graduating with a BSc in electronic and electrical engineering from Surrey University. Philip worked on control and safety systems within the oil industry in UK and international locations for over 35 years and in May 2017 became an elected member of Aberdeen City Council. Philip sits on 8 ACC committees including the Steering Group for the Crown Estate and became director of the Aberdeen renewables energy group (AREG) shortly after becoming an elected member. He is Aberdeen’s hydrogen spokesperson and champion for Aberdeen’s hydrogen transport economy. In June 2020 he became a director of the Aberdeen Science Centre

Robert Clements

Robert Clements

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - NORTHERN IRELAND HOUSING EXECUTIVE

Robert graduated from Ulster University in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management and is a chartered member of the Charted Institute of Building. He is the Sustainable Development Unit Manager for the Housing Executive, working within Regional Services. His unit is the custodian for the Home Energy Conservation Authority (HECA) statutory function and the Housing Executive’s environmental management system.  

Robert has worked in social housing for over 20 years and has extensive experience in residential maintenance and refurbishment with his previous experience in the Private Grants Department and within the housing association sector. He has worked in residential energy efficiency for over 5 years and recently wrote the ‘Energy Efficiency Good Practice Guide for Refurbishment of Residential Sector’ and is a certified Passive House Consultant.

Dr Ross Gazey

Dr Ross Gazey

Director - Pure Energy Centre

Ross’s career in hydrogen technology spans more than 15 years in designing, developing, implementing and operating hydrogen energy solutions for customers. He has been responsible for the technical delivery of the first renewably powered low and high-pressure hydrogen refuelling stations in Scotland. His technical project management and delivery budget responsibility ranges up to projects in excess of £2m. In addition, he has also been the technical lead in innovative pan- European projects developing smart mobility, smart grid, electric mobility, hydrogen transport infrastructure and innovative hydrogen safety solutions. He maintains an active link between academia and industry in applying the latest innovations to meet customer needs and has been author and co-author in over 25 publications including the Elsevier Comprehensive Renewable Energy 2012 reference modules and recently in the Elsevier Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review Journal.

Jack Gomersall

Jack Gomersall

Futurist - PALE BLUE DOT ENERGY LIMITED

Jack graduated from the University of Strathclyde with Master’s in Civil Engineering. He completed his dissertation in the design of a net-zero residential building before gaining experience of working in the energy transition through an Internship with PBDE. He then went on to offer freelance assistance across a wide variety of hydrogen projects before re-joining the Pale Blue Dot Energy team to support the development of low carbon hydrogen projects.

Dr Sergii Kashkarov

Dr Sergii Kashkarov

Research Associate - Ulster University

Dr Kashkarov has been Research Associate in Safety Engineering at HySAFER centre of Ulster University since 2016. He obtained MSc in Computer Engineering at East Ukrainian National University (2010) and undertook a postgraduate course in mechanics of the formed solids on the development of polymer composite materials at the same University. In 2013 he joined HySAFER as PhD researcher working on fire resistance of onboard high-pressure storage for hydrogen powered vehicles and blast waves from explosions of high-pressure tanks. Sergii is co-inventor of the safety technology for composite vessels for hydrogen storage (European Application No 18706224.5, 2019). He has led two Proof of Concept projects funded by Invest Northern Ireland on the development of this technology. He’s expert in CFD modelling of combustion, hydrogen storage thermal behaviour in a fire, analytical calculations of blast waves from high-pressure tank rupture and hazard distances, etc.

Stuart McKay

Stuart McKay

Head of Hydrogen Policy - Scottish Government

Stuart Mckay is Head of Hydrogen and Carbon-Capture-Storage Policy in the Scottish Government. Stuart comes from a background of project and operational management in air, rail, and road freight transport logistics. He has a master’s degree in business administration and spent several years lecturing in project management, business policy and operations management. He joined the Scottish Government in 2005 to manage major rail projects then moved into Energy Consents. Stuart then spent time as Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth before returning to the Scottish Government Energy Directorate as Head of CCS policy. Stuart now leads a small team within the Scottish Government, which covers the energy policy areas of hydrogen, geo-thermal and CCS policy.

Dr Alfredo Ortiz Sainz De Aja

Dr Alfredo Ortiz Sainz De Aja

Project Leader - Hylantic, University of Cantabria

Dr Alfredo Ortiz Sainz de Aja is Assistant Professor at the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department of the University of Cantabria. He is the project leader for the Hylantic project, a European project promoting hydrogen technologies. The HYLANTIC project is focused on Atlantic Networks for Renewable Generation and Supply of Hydrogen to promote High Energy Efficiency addressing global energy issues and focuses on the challenge of ensuring a sustainable and efficient energy supply with low carbon emissions. The project aims to establish an excellent transnational network to advance the R&D, implementation and commercialisation of hydrogen as an energy vector for future power generation in the Atlantic Area, thus providing energy efficient solutions to strategic sectors in the Atlantic region such as transport, marine, ultra-low energy building supply, and/or portable and stationary devices.

Ian Phillips

Ian Phillips

Transition Energiser - Acorn

Ian Phillips has over 30 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas and climate change industries, including 18 years with oil operating companies (Shell, BP, Marathon and Ramco) and 6 years with a major service company (Halliburton).

In 2007 he became a founding Director of CO2DeepStore Limited, and in 2013 he and his CO2DeepStore colleagues launched Pale Blue Dot Energy - an energy transition business consultancy. Having spent 5 years as CEO of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre Ian re-joined Pale Blue Dot Energy in March 2020 as Director of the Acorn Hydrogen and CCS Projects.

He obtained an M.Eng. in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University (1983), and an MBA through the Open University (1994).  He is also a Fellow of the UK Energy Institute and is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer.

He has long been active with the SPE - having recently chaired the SPE Aberdeen Section for 4 years and been its Treasurer and Continuing Education Chair.  He has also been North Sea Regional Director on the SPE International Board and a Director of SPE Europe Limited.  He currently chairs the committee running the annual Offshore Achievements Awards.

Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson

1st Founder and CEO - Zero Carbon Consultants

Derek’s focus is to promote sustainable lifestyles and protect biodiversity to ensure future

generations can do the same, whilst still enjoying the freedom and conveniences that modern societies are based on. He believes that transitioning from a fossil fuel-based economy to a green hydrogen-based economy is the most effective way to achieve these goals. Recently Derek has been developing the “Pandora” project, a blueprint to decarbonise energy production, agriculture and construction, creating the world’s first smart city, powered by its own green hydrogen energy plant and fed from its own organic vertical farming and hydroponics.

Location

Online Webinar presented by the Scotland Region Local Network

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