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NEPIC Clean Growth Conference 2022: Net Zero in the North East

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September 20, 2022

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield | Hardwick Hall Hotel,
Sedgefield, TS21 2EH

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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NEPIC’s Clean Growth Conference returns to Hardwick Hall this September!

This year’s conference is sponsored by BOC

The need to move to Net Zero is a huge challenge for the North East process industries but it also provides an opportunity to use industrial decarbonization to create jobs, secure investment and grow businesses within the North East.

The line-up for the 2022 NEPIC Clean Growth conference will be diverse, taking into account the range of decarbonisation challenges and opportunities that the North East process industries face

The event will feature an overview of the landscape, talks on low carbon energy, low carbon feedstocks, low carbon processes, climate tech funding and decarbonisation case studies from large manufacturers within the region.

This is an excellent event to attend whether you are a SME looking to understand how Net Zero can grow your business or a manufacturer looking for industrial decarbonisation case studies and opportunities for future innovation.

Our full list of speakers plus more information on their presentation titles and work bios can be viewed online here:

Companies speaking at this year’s event include:


9:15am Welcome and conference opening

9:25am Session 1


Clean Growth, a Region-Wide Approach
Chris Rowell, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Clean growth opportunities at Wilton International
Scott Taylor, Inward Investment and Business Development Manager, Sembcorp Energy UK


H2NorthEast: Producing Low Carbon Hydrogen at Scale on Teesside
Dave Robson, Kellas Midstream

EDF’s Green Hydrogen Vision
Matthew Day, EDF Renewables UK & Ireland

10:50am Morning networking break

11:20am Session 2


The path to Net Zero: Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre (NZIIC)
Dr. Gari Harris, Teesside University 

Providing Support for Regional Innovation and De-Risking in Decarbonisation and Circular Economy
Mark Allan, Materials Processing Institute

BioYorkshire – 10 Year Vision for Green Growth
Steve Bagshaw, BioYorkshire

Bulk Chemicals Lead for TransFIRe – the R&I Hub for Transforming the Foundation Industries
Professor Justin Perry, Northumbria University

The Early Stage Funding Environment for Cleantech Companies
Alex Buchan PhD, Northstar Ventures UK

13:05pm Networking and lunch break

14:05pm Session 3


Industry Must Prepare for CCUS and Hydrogen Now
Ian Hibbitt, BOC UK & Ireland

Decarbonisation in Energy Intensive Chemical Industries
Jon Hetherington, SABIC

Sustainability in the Mitsubishi Chemical Group
Dr John Runnacles, Mitsubishi Chemical Group 

Project TeesGold
George Koteles, TeesGold (consortium led by EUNERGY CAPITAL LTD) 

15:30pm Wrap-up and conference close

Exhibit – stands now sold out

Be one of our exhibiting companies at this years Clean Growth Conference and gain access and exposure to our audience of regional chemical-industry business people.

An exhibition stand booking offers you:

  • 2 x day delegate conference passes
  • 2×3 metre exhibition space
  • Full conference access, including access to speaker sessions
  • Pre-event attendee list to assist with networking
  • Company listing within the conference guide
  • Lunch and refreshments

Tickets & Rates

  • NEPIC Member Delegate (SMEs) –  £63.00 +vat
  • NEPIC Member Delegate (Large) – £94.00 +vat
  • Non-Member Delegate – £157.00 +vat
  • NEPIC Member Exhibition Stand – £473.00 +vat
  • Non-Member Exhibition Stand – £683.00 +vat

Competition Law Statement

Trade association meetings have, in the past, been used as a forum for the establishment of cartels and they are therefore the subject of scrutiny by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.

For the purposes of remaining compliant with competition law, members should not discuss commercially sensitive strategic information (including but not limited to, details of proposed or actual pricing, information about target or key customers or expansion plans) in or around NEPIC meetings, including at unofficial get-togethers or over coffee/lunch.

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