We’re excited to reveal our first lot of speakers for this year’s Clean Growth Conference on 20 June 2023 at Hardwick Hall.
Dr Graham Hillier, CPI
Balancing Resource Efficiency and Climate Change
Graham will look at the role that resource efficiency has to play in the reduction of carbon emissions and limiting the impact of climate change. He will also discuss how new technology can only be a part of the solution for a more sustainable future and look at the impact we can have through better application of existing approaches.
Emma Johnston, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Making the Tees Valley a Hydrogen “Super-Place”
Hydrogen has the potential to be a significant contributor to the challenge of decarbonising energy intensive industries. In 2022, the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA), as part of it’s Net Zero Industrial Cluster Plan, commissioned Frazer-Nash Consultancy to undertake a study into the interventions required to make the Tees Valley a hydrogen “super-place”.
Mark Devine, Sembcorp Energy UK
Clean Growth Opportunities at Wilton International
An Introduction to Sembcorp Energy UK’s operations at Wilton International and plans to lower carbon emissions. Highlighting ongoing and upcoming developments at the site, with a focus on sustainability, boosting regional growth, whilst supporting the UK’s transition to a net zero future.
Christopher Mason, Appleyard Lees
Green Technology Development Trends
Chris will provide insights into several ‘hot’ areas of green innovation, including hydrogen; solar; batteries; carbon capture; bioplastics; and plastic recycling, as well as the emerging alternative protein food industry. Using the firm’s annual “Inside Green Innovation” report, Chris will help to shine a light on the state of progress in the development of key green technologies.
Dr Linsey Fuller, Procter & Gamble and a speaker from Johnson Matthey to be revealed soon
The £5.4m Flue2Chem Project is a two-year programme spearheaded by Unilever and SCI, with 13 other organisations involved. With funding from Innovate UK, which has come via the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, the partners aim to take waste gas from foundation industries such as metal and paper, and generate an alternative source of carbon for UK consumer products.
Amna Bezanty, Circular Fuels
At the heart of two parallel market (r)evolutions: the drive towards net zero and shift to zero waste.
Circular Fuels Ltd (CFL) is a joint venture between Dimeta (itself a joint venture between SHV Energy and UGI International, the world’s largest two LPG distribution companies dedicated to scaling up the production and adoption of renewable and recycled carbon DME in the LPG sector) and KEW Technology (sustainable energy solutions company and underlying advanced gasification technology provider).
Dr Neil Hindle, Nova Pangaea
Topic revealed soon
Neil has over 20 years’ experience in the chemical industry with ICI plc, Croda International, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Applied Graphene Materials. Neil started with ICI in 1995 following completion of his DPhil and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Oxford. He is a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Oyinda Gunn, Axiom Engineering Associates
Hazards of Hydrogen and Process Safety Safeguards
Large scale hydrogen production requires the development of the facilities for its safe handling, storage, and distribution. These technologies are in their early stages of development and so it is vital that owners and operators of industry understand the hazards and risks, including those associated with the interaction of hydrogen with their existing systems.
09.15 SESSION 1
NEPIC – Welcome & Introductions
BP – Topic TBC
CPI – Balancing Resource Efficiency and Climate Change
Tees Valley Combined Authority – Topic TBC
Frazer-Nash Consultancy – Making the Tees Valley a Hydrogen “Super-Place”
Sembcorp Energy UK – Clean Growth Opportunities at Wilton International
11.05 Networking & Refreshment Break
11.30 SESSION 2
Appleyard Lees – Green Technology Development Trends
Procter & Gamble & Johnson Matthey – Flue2Chem
Circular Fuels – At the heart of two parallel market (r)evolutions: the drive
towards net zero and shift to zero waste
Nova Pangaea – Topic TBC
13.00 Lunch & Networking
13.45 SESSION 3
Northern Endurance Partnership – Enabling the decarbonisation of Teesside at scale
Axiom – Hazards of Hydrogen and Process Safety
15.05 Wrap up & event close