Speed and Scale - the race for hydrogen

Presented by

Matthew Knight, Rita Wadey, Benj Sykes, Barry Carruthers, Clare Jackson

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Sponsored by Ørsted and ScottishPower How do countries win the race to deliver hydrogen and jobs at scale? One of our first webinars, masterminded by Matthew Knight, Head of Business Development at Siemens Energy, was our original ‘Speed and Scale’. As he explained in June: “To deliver net zero by 2050, with expected growth, we must completely replace the world’s energy system of today with something twice the size and greenhouse gas-free during the next 30 years. Energy numbers are big. Mega and Giga will not be enough. We must get to Tera and fast, we have less than 1 billion seconds to do it.” We’ve taken this original idea and asked him and his panel to look specifically at hydrogen as it soars up the energy agenda. In early September a report released by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said the UK has the right nexus of factors - a strong industrial base, world-leading academic research, and offshore wind capacity potential – to produce low cost, sustainable hydrogen without CO2 emissions from water electrolysis. How do other sectors see it? We’ll explore policy/strategy, the manufacture of hydrogen, the offshore wind sector’s aspirations, onshore wind, transport, and more...... And look forward to your comments and questions too. Chair: Matthew Knight, Head of Business Development, Siemens Energy Speakers: ● Rita Wadey, Deputy Director - Hydrogen Economy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) ● Benj Sykes, Industry Chair, Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and VP, UK Offshore Ørsted ● Barry Carruthers, Director of Hydrogen, and Head of Innovation, Sustainability and Quality, ScottishPower ● Clare Jackson, Senior Consultant, Ecuity & Programme Manager, Hydrogen Hub

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