The webinar will showcase the exciting Hydrogen and Net Zero activities in the Tees Valley Combined Authority region including the potential contribution to systems integration of offshore wind power and highlight the opportunities that this presents for the wider regional supply chain.
As we journey to net zero and with UK Government plans to power every home in the UK with offshore wind - innovation has never been so important.
This webinar will showcase the exciting Hydrogen and Net Zero activities in the Tees Valley Combined Authority region including the potential contribution to systems integration of offshore wind power. The event aims to highlight the opportunities that this presents for the wider regional supply chain.
The event is orgnised by the Energi Coast Innovation Group, led by Durham Energy Institute. Through our series of events we aim to keep companies updated about the innovation challenges for the offshore wind sector and opportunities to strengthen the North East and UK's position as global offshore wind leaders.
The North East regional offshore wind cluster - Energi Coast - want to encourage discussion within the sector on hydrogen and how this can help to achieve national offshore wind expansion. Supporting the development of projects to address innovation needs in the North East England that will facilitate growth and help to maximise the economic benefit from this area.
We have a strong panel of speakers and panelists to discuss and debate this topic area who represent leading orgnaisations in offshore wind and Hydrogen innovation.
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Event programme (10 - 11:30am)
Welcome and introduction - Simon Hogg, Energi Coast Innovation Lead, Durham University
Hydrogen and the Net Zero vision - Jacob Young MP, Chair of APPG for Hydrogen
Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) Innovation: Net Zero, Hydrogen and Offshore Wind activity in the TVCA Region - Chris Rowell, Innovation & Clean Growth Manager TVCA and Mark Lewis, Technology & Innovation Officer TVCA
University Innovation in Hydrogen, Decarbonisation and CCS - Professor Tony Roskilly, Durham University & Professor Nashwan Dawood, Teesside University
Panel Discussion: Strengthening the regional Net Zero offer by linking offshore-wind, hydrogen and decarbonisation
Chair: Simon Hogg, Energi Coast Innovation Lead
- Jacob Young MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamnetary Group on Hydrogen;
- Benj Sykes, Ørsted / Offshore Wind Industry Council;
- Chris Beck, Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA);
- Andrew Clark, North East LEP;
- Professor Tony Roskilly, Durham University, DEI;
- Professor Nashwan Dawood, Teesside University;
- George Rafferty, NOF;
- Chong Ng, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.
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Vice President, UK Offshore, Ørsted Energy Renewables UK
Benj is UK Head of Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs at Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind. He co-Chairs the Offshore Wind Industry Council, setting the UK’s offshore wind strategy. Benj has worked in the Energy sector for over 30 years, across the renewable energy and upstream oil and gas sectors. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and the Energy Institute. He supported the development of Durham Energy Institute and continues to advise through DEI Advisory Board.
Jacob Young MP
MP for Redcar
Jacob Young is Conservative MP for Redcar in North East England. He is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hydrogen. The APPG on Hydrogen was established in July 2018. It is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that focuses on raising awareness of, and building support for large scale hydrogen projects – such as conversion to a hydrogen domestic gas grid – that will enable the UK to meet decarbonisation targets.