Low Carbon Heat - Showfloor Seminar Theatre - Day 1

Low Carbon Heat - Showfloor Seminar Theatre - Day 1

15 May 2019, 10:30 - 17:00

Low Carbon Heat Showfloor Seminar Theatre

10:30 | The heat is on: Turning ambition into reality
Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables

10:45 | Let’s get on and do it!
Dave Pearson, Director, Star Renewables

11:00 | Energy services: A strategic enabler for low-carbon domestic heat
Dr Stephen Worrall, Core Team Manager, Energy Systems Catapult

11:15 | Decarbonising heat pathways
Andrew Jones, KPMG



11:45 | Geoenergy Observations: Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site – an update
Hugh Barron, External Liaison Manager, Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site, British Geological Survey

12:00 | An overview of Scottish Enterprise's approach to the Geothermal opportunity
Conall McGinlay, Energy Specialist, Scottish Enterprise

12:15 | Mine water heat schemes: de-risking the geomechanical impacts
Fiona Todd, PhD Researcher, University of Edinburgh

12:30| Deep geothermal single well heat extraction or storage
Dr Rob Westaway, Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

12:45 | Repurposing hydrocarbon wells for geothermal energy production and storage
Professor Gioia Falcone, Rankine Chair, Professor of Energy Engineering, University of Glasgow

13:00-13:30 | Local Geothermal Energy Solutions Across Atlantic Europe

  • Introduction - Kirsten Gow, GeoAtlantic Project Co-ordinator, Islay Energy Trust
  • Dr Ana Isabel Palmero Marrero, Research, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto
  • Sreto Boljevic, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Camille Mehl, Geothermal Engineer, ALEC 33
  • Professor Richard Cochrane, Director of Education for Renewable Energy, University of Exeter


District Heating 1

13:45-15:15 | Innovations in district heating – inspiration from Denmark  

  • Short introduction to Danish district heating - Morten Jordt Duedahl, Business Development Manager, DBDH
  • The case of Gentofte DH Company: Converting from gas to district heating, Low temperature and digitalisation - Johan Sølvhøj Heinesen, Gentofte & Gladsaxe DH Company

Four innovative solutions:

  • High efficient conversion of biomass and waste fuels into energy - Bo Johansen, Sales Director, Verdo Energy Systems
  • Verdo: Delivering wood pellets across the UK - Alistair McGlynn, Managing Director, Verdo Renewables Ltd
  • Predicting the future: Total cost of ownership - Paul Atkinson, Technical Sales Engineer, Logstor
  • Services and innovations in the use of technology and Communications - Andrew Stirling, ISTA
  • You can´t control and improve, if you don´t measure - Søren Hebsgaard, Kamstrup 
  • Q&A


16:15 | Increasing the efficiency of heating systems  
Jim Bisset, Hydro-Genie Systems

16:30 | Low carbon heat - don’t forget the customer
Dr Erica Marshall Cross, Analyst, Delta Energy & Environment

16:45 | Wembley district heating - design of customer interfaces
Carlos Rodriguez, Ramboll

Programme subject to change


  • Fiona Todd


    PhD Researcher

    University of Edinburgh

    Fiona is undertaking a PhD focussing on the sustainable extraction of heat from mines. This complements her previous role at the Coal Authority where...

  • Conall McGinley


    Energy Specialist

    Scottish Enterprise

    Conall McGinley is the Geothermal sub-sector lead at Scottish Enterprise. Conall has a background in economic development and renewable energy.

  • Stephen Worrall


    Core Team Manager

    Energy Systems Catapult

    Steve has over 20 years experience working within innovation teams at Unilever, E.ON and with leading academics, to deliver consumer insight that’s...

  • Camille Mehl


    Geothermal Engineer

    ALEC 33

    Camille has worked in the Paris region on Dogger aquifer installations and is now working in Aquitain (located in the south west of France). Camille...

  • Ana Isabel Palmero Marrero



    Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto

    Dr. Ana Palmero-Marrero is a senior Researcher at Centre for Renewable Energy Research at INEGI. Her research activities are related to Solar Energy...

  • Richard Cochrane


    Director of Education for Renewable Energy

    University of Exeter

    With a broad experience of energy ranging from the energy in the built environment to wind turbine design, Professor Cochrane is currently the lead...

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