Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association Annual Conference

Start: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

End: Thursday, October 15, 2020

SHFCA2020 H2FC Online is our 12th SHFCA annual conference, which this year focuses on the green post-Covid recovery with hydrogen and fuel cells. SHFCA2020 covers policy, hydrogen supply, infrastructure, and hydrogen demand. SHFCA2020 brings together the four key elements required to build a working hydrogen economy that will enable the transition to a low carbon energy system.

SHFCA2020 HFC Online is organised by the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA). By registering for this event, you agree to your email being used by SHFCA for the sole purpose of issuing event invitations and updates. This conference is hosted by Anderson Strathern LLP. When registering for this event, you agree to your email being shared with them for the sole purpose of issuing event invitations and WebEx joining details. Your data will not be shared with any other party and will not be used for any other form of communication.

SHFCA2020 H2FC Online Part 1 takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th October from 13:30 – 17:00 BST, followed by Part 2 on the morning of Thursday 15th October from 09:30 – 11:00 BST.

Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands has confirmed his availability to give the opening plenary speech at our SHFCA2020 annual conference. SHFCA2020 H2FC Online has an excellent speaker line-up for real time insights on the developing hydrogen strategies which will enable us to build a working hydrogen economy in Scotland, as well as opportunities for shared learning and wider partnerships.

All registered delegates will be sent joining details for the four SHFCA2020 WebEx conference sessions prior to the event. SHFCA2020 H2FC Online is being hosted by SHFCA member Anderson Strathern, using the same platform as our recent SHFCA Festival Briefing. Registered delegates for SHFCA2020 H2FC Online will be sent copies of the speaker slides and links to view recordings of the four conference sessions, which will allow registered delegates to view the proceedings later. Here is the SHFCA2020 programme:

SHFCA2020 Part 1 on Wednesday 14 October from 13:30 – 17:00 BST

SHFCA2020 HFC Online Part 1 comprises of two consecutive sessions on the theme of building a hydrogen economy for Scotland. This will outline the policy frameworks needed to support a growing hydrogen economy, and building a new supply chain to scale up clean hydrogen production capacity in Scotland:

Opening Plenary 13:30 – 15:00 BST. This plenary session will highlight policy leadership and ambitions for hydrogen and fuel cells, with the speakers exploring the importance of cross-sector and international partnership working in the lead up to COP26.

This session is chaired by Bruce Farquhar of Anderson Strathern

-        Paul Wheelhouse MSP: Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Connectivity, & Islands

-        Neil Kermode: Managing Director at the European Marine Energy Centre. RESponible Energy Islands – Leading by Example

-        Paul Henderson: Head of Hydrogen Supply at BEIS, UK Government

The three speakers will then be joined by Stuart Hawksworth, Health & Safety Executive, for the plenary session panel discussion.

Hydrogen Supply 15:30 – 17:00 BST. This session on hydrogen supply will address the importance of the hydrogen supply chain, with updates on key projects for production of green and blue hydrogen.

This session is chaired by Dave Holman of Scottish Enterprise

-        Martin McCormack: Programme Director for CCUS & Hydrogen at Opportunity North East. Building the supply chain for Net Zero.

-        Kirsty Lynch: Director of Communications at Pale Blue Dot. Stakeholder engagement and communications for Blue Hydrogen.

-        Paul O’Brien: Senior Development Manager at Highlands & Islands Enterprise. Scaling Up Green Hydrogen with DeepWind.

The three speakers will be joined by Kevin Kinsella, Partner at ERM, for the panel discussion on hydrogen supply.


SHFCA2020 Part 2 on Thursday 15 October from 09:30 – 13:00 BST

SHFCA2020 H2FC Online Part 2 continues with two sessions which develop the core SHFCA2020 theme of building a hydrogen economy as part of the post-Covid recovery for Scotland.

Hydrogen Infrastructure 09:30 – 11:00 BST. This session explores building hydrogen infrastructure to connect the sources of hydrogen supply with the growing hydrogen demand.

This session is chaired by Graham Bennett, VP & Head of Energy Transitions at DNV-GL

-        Lorna Archer (tbc) Project Officer, Energy Futures at SGN. Building Hydrogen Networks and Customer Acceptance

-        Enrique Troncoso: Director, Systeng Consulting. Leading by Doing - Scaling Up Hydrogen Valleys with BIG HIT and HEAVENN

-        Joanne Allday: Strategic Business Development Manager at Port of Cromarty Firth. Ports and Harbours as Strategic Green Hydrogen Hubs

The three speakers will be joined by Stephen Learney, VP & General Manager at Haskel International for the panel discussion on hydrogen infrastructure

Hydrogen Demand 11:30 – 13:00 BST. The final session of SHFCA2020 will address hydrogen demand, and how to build up this demand at sufficient scale and with attractive business models.

This session is chaired by David Yorke of Ballard Power Systems Europe

-        Jon Hunt: Manager for Alternative Fuels, Toyota GB. Learning by Doing with Toyota Fuel Cells

-        Gerry Agnew: Senior Research Fellow, University of St Andrews. The Role of a Hydrogen Accelerator

-        Amanda Lyne: Managing Director, ULEMCo. Hydrogen Solutions for Logistics Fleets

This panel discussion on hydrogen demand will conclude with the inaugural presentation of the Stewart Dow Award. This award will be presented by Dennis Hayter to an individual or group who has either developed practical solutions or an innovative product, has been successful in commercialising fuel cells in new applications, or has brought people together in a collaborative way