Energy Storage and Hydrogen Hub - Show Floor Seminar Theatre - Day 1

Energy Storage and Hydrogen Hub - Show Floor Seminar Theatre - Day 1

15 May 2019, 10:30 - 17:00

Energy Storage and Hydrogen Hub Show Floor Seminar Theatre

10:45 | From good idea to a successful project: Battery storage for your energy management strategy
Robert Hughes, UK Director, Energy Pool 

11:00 | Hydrogen and fuel cells: it’s coming home!
Thomas Vanhauwaert, Communications Officer, COGEN Europe, The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration 


11:30 | Hydrogen…. Innovation, Internet of Things, Carbon Accounting and twenty other fun challenges we still face
Dr Kerry-Ann Adamson, Principal Consultant, Worley 

11:45 | Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA): Commercialising HFC in Scotland
Dr Nigel Holmes, Managing Director, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

12:00 | Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Network: Commercialising FC in the UK Midlands
Dr Michaela Kendall, CEO, Adelan & and Chair of the Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Network


12:30-14:00 | Hydrogen updates from EMEC and friends: A quickfire session

  • EMEC’s hydrogen story so far - Kim Hamilton, Hydrogen Development Officer, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
  • Challenges of integrating hydrogen into the energy system - Bill Ireland, Chief Executive Office, Logan Energy
  • Decarbonising Scottish ferries (part 1): Integrating hydrogen into diesel powered ferries - David Stewart, Engineering Director, and Ross Sloan, Engineer, HSSMI 
  • Decarbonising Scottish ferries (part 2): Hydrogen powered ferries - Chris Dunn, Chief Naval Architect, Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd.
  • Hydrogen combustion engines - Paul Andrews, CEO and Founder, OakTec
  • Hydrogen and synthetic fuels - Dr Juan Maria Gonzalez Carballo, Process Scientist, Drochaid Research Services 
  • Innovation in hydrogen technologies - Amer Gaffar, Director, Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre
  • Responsive Flexibility: Hydrogen as part of a virtual energy system – Professor Edward Owens, Professor of Sustainable Energy, Heriot Watt University
  • Hydrogen for combined heat and power – Speaker tbc, Doosan Babcock  
  • Hydrogen as part of localised energy systems - Mark McKean, Development Manager, Crown Estate Scotland
  • Making use of hydrogen by-products: Oxygen - Scott Bryant, Sector Manager – Energy Infrastructure, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Mapping out the future of hydrogen - Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Manager, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)


14:15 | Subsea Power Hub - EC-OG's Battery Technology Development
Paul Slorach, Business Development Manager, EC-OG

14:30 | The case for pumped storage hydro
Mark Wilson, CEO, Intelligent Land Investments Group

14:45 | Gravitricity: Demonstrator system implementation
Miles Franklin, Lead Engineer, Gravitricity 

15:00 | Potential applications for flywheel storage in the electrical energy storage landscape
Keith Pullen, Professor of Energy Systems, City University of London


16:00 | StorTera’s single liquid flow battery
Pasidu Pallawela, Founder/CTO, StorTera and Dr Gavin Park, CEO, StorTera  

16:15 | South Mimms: Combining battery storage and electric vehicles
Dr Robyn Lucas, Head of Data Science, Open Energi

16:30 | The role of energy storage to secure the supply in a low carbon future
Dr Alex Mardapittas, CEO, Powerstar

16:45 | Developing BTM projects and PV+storage projects for the corporate off-take market 
Peter Dennis, Smart Grid Aggregation Analyst, Ecotricity

17:00 | Close 

Programme subject to change


  • Amit Oza


    Managing Director

    Belectric Solar Ltd

    Amit has been developing and financing renewable energy projects for over 15 years. He began his career in the financing of energy projects in Asia...

  • Robert Hughes


    UK Director

    Energy Pool

    Robert is the UK Director of Energy Pool, Europe’s leading demand side response operator. He has many years of experience in the field of energy...

  • Pasidu Pallawela




    Pasidu is a highly skilled electrical and electro-chemical design engineer with over 18 years’ experience in the energy industry including 12 years’...

  • Keith Pullen


    Professor of Energy Systems

    City University of London

    Professor Keith Pullen obtained his Batchelor’s and Doctorate from Imperial College London with sponsorship and secondment from Rolls-Royce....

  • Gavin Park




    Gavin recently joined the StorTera team as CEO. He is a highly accomplished engineer with a diverse range of transferable skills and technical...

  • Kim Hamilton


    Hydrogen Development Officer

    European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

    Kim supports the development and delivery of the commercial aspects with EMEC’s hydrogen strategy. Kim works in partnership with EMEC clients and...

  • Mark Wilson



    Intelligent Land Investments Group

    Mark has over 15 years of experience in the residential property market including the successful completion of fundraisings for property investment...

  • Scott Bryant


    Sector Manager - Energy Infrastructure (Circular Economy)

    Zero Waste Scotland

    Scott’s role is to facilitate and enable change within the Scottish energy sector to go beyond the linear, single-use of assets. His focus is on...

  • Paul Andrews


    CEO and Founder


    Mechanical engineer Paul founded innovation company OakTec in 2002. Following early work as a pioneer in electric hybrid powertains in motorsport...

  • Edward Owens


    Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems

    Heriot Watt University

    Professor Owens graduated with a first class honours in Applied Physics at University of Strathclyde in 1985 and a PhD in Engineering at Heriot Watt...

  • Nigel Holmes


    Chief Executive

    Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association

    Dr Nigel Holmes is Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), recognised as one of the most proactive hydrogen &...

  • David Stewart


    Engineering Director


    Dr. David Stewart is Engineering Director for HSSMI Scotland. He is responsible for growing the business unit and team in Scotland and the North...

  • Chris Dunn


    Chief Naval Architect

    Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited

    Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the Shipbuilding and Offshore Wind sectors in the West of Scotland. Starting his professional career in a...

  • Robin Adey-Johnson


    Head of Energy Storage


    Robin is the Head of Energy Storage at Delta-ee, delivering research around the impact of storage technologies and business models on European energy...

  • Alex Mardapittas




    Dr. Alex Mardapittas is the Chief Executive Officer at Powerstar and founded the company eighteen years ago. An experienced chartered engineer, with...

  • Juan Maria Gonzalez Carballo


    Process Scientist

    Drochaid Research Services Ltd

    Trained as a Chemical Engineer (University of Extremadura, Spain, 2006) and PhD developed at the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (CSIC) and...

  • Kerry-Ann Adamson


    Principal Consultant


    Subject Matter Expert with 20 years hands on experience in hydrogen and fuel cell strategy, trend spotting and analysis, planning and business growth...

  • Mark McKean


    Development Manager

    Crown Estate Scotland

    Mark has been a Development Manager with Crown Estate Scotland and its predecessor since 2011, with responsibility for managing a variety of offshore...

  • Paul Slorach


    Business Development Manager


    Paul Slorach is one of the founding members of EC-OG and was responsible for engineering the first Subsea Power Hub system deployed in 2017. Now in a...

  • Douglas Spalding


    Head of Product Planning and Marketing

    Doosan Babcock

    With a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering Douglas started his career in Aero-Engine Development at Rolls Royce, before managing the Process and...

  • Michaela Kendall


    CEO, Chair of MHFCN

    Adelan Limited

    Dr Michaela Kendall is CEO of Adelan, a UK fuel cell company committed to commercialising UK fuel cell technology. Adelan own unique fuel cell...

  • Thomas Vanhauwaert


    Communications Officer

    COGEN Europe / PACE project

    Thomas Vanhauwaert has been working for COGEN Europe since 2017. At COGEN Europe, he is responsible for communicating about the PACE project and the...

  • Peter Dennis


    Smart Grid Aggregation Analyst


    Joined Ecotricity in 2013 after studying a Masters degree in Renewable Energy Engineering. After gaining experience of regulation, policy, energy...

  • Amer Gaffar



    Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre - Manchester Met University

    Amer Gaffar is director of the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre. Amer is a passionate advocate for fuel cell and hydrogen technology and has...