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GenComm's vision is to develop hybrid hydrogen technology pilots from renewable technologies such as wind, bio and solar - driving the EU's transformation to a low-carbon energy system.

As part of this, they are holding an open session to discuss hydrogen technology in more detail. A panel of speakers from various sectors of the energy industry will be presenting and are shown below:


Alan James - Managing Director, Pale Blue Dot

Christopher Pearson - The Oil and Gas Technology Centre

Davide Ragaglia - Design Engineer, Pure Energy Centre

Frank Roach - Partnership Manager, HiTrans

Mark Welsh - Energy Services Manager, Energia Ireland

Paul McCormack - BelfastMet, Northern Ireland

Richard Brough - Developments Manager. Pollywood Ltd

Wulf Clemens - IZES GmbH, Germany


This panel will also include the Director of Energy Future at Scottish Gas, Angus McIntosh. Following graduation from Aberdeen university, Gus started working for BG group some 20 years ago. He has since performed a variety of roles in gas distribution, from Asset management, network design, engineering policy, operations and strategy. For 6 years he headed up SGN’s Innovation & new technology team before being appointed Director of Energy Futures in 2018 with a wider remit to push the frontiers of decarbonisation of energy.

Key breakthroughs have included Biomethane to gas grid (Didcot) the first in the UK, keyhole technology (the core & vac, iCore), Robotics, real-time networks and gas quality (Oban – Opening up the Gas Markets Project, which won the Global Gas Award) and 100% H2 projects in Scotland.  He currently chairs the UK gas quality standard working group for IGEM, which has been set up to facilitate a change to the Gas Safety Management Regulations (GSMR) to allow a wider range of gases to be allowed into the GB Gas Network, including Hydrogen. He is also a director of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.








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12 Jun 2019

8:30am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 06/12/2019 08:30 06/12/2019 13:00 GenComm Public Talk GenComm are developing hybrid hydrogen technology pilots from renewable technologies and are holding an open session to discuss this in more detail Market St, Aberdeen AB11 5PY, UK


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Registration is not required

Reasons to attend

This event is open to all, bring along friends, colleagues or anyone else who may be interested. Tea and coffees as well as lunch will be provided




Rox Hotel

17 Market Street
AB11 5PY
United Kingdom




0830 - 0900: Welcome and Registration 

0900 - 0910: Introduction - Paul McCormack

0910 - 0920: Opening Remarks – Robert Lovie, Deputy Executive Director, Speaker of Honour, The Princes Trust

0920 - 0940: Alan James - “Hydrogen CCS”

0940 - 1000: Christopher Pearson - “Parallel paths to Hydrogen....opportunities and the future of integrated energy”

1000 - 1030: Angus McIntosh - “Hydrogen Vision”

1030 - 1050: Frank Roach - “Hydrogen Trains”


1050 - 1105 Coffee Break


1105 - 1120: Davide Ragaglia - "World’s First Waste-Hydrogen Circular Economy"

1120 - 1135: Mark Welsh - "Large scale wind to hydrogen"

1135 - 1150: Wulf Clemens - "Solar to hydrogen"

1150 - 1210: Richard Brough - "Hydrogen house"

1210 - 1220: Final Summary of Gencomm 

1220 - 1300: Networking and Lunch