Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Coming of Age #CCSHFC2020
£114.00–£960.00 inc VAT
Mirela Atanasiu – Head of Unit Operations and Communications – Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
Ewan Campbell – Global Commercial Manager – Johnson Matthey
Jim Gregory – European Business Development Manager – Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Jorn Lovdal Sales Manager Umoe Advanced Composites AS
Paul Henderson – Head of Hydrogen Supply – BEIS
Yane Laperche Riteau – Business Development Director – Ballard Power Systems
Denis Thomas – Business Development Manager Renewable Hydrogen – Hydrogenics
Lee Juby – Chief Sales Officer – Intelligent Energy
Chris Murray – UK Sales Director – Plug Power
Ralph Clague – Head of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – JLR
Lorna Millington – Future Networks Manager Safety and Network Strategy – Cadent
David Gill – Director of Stakeholder Relations – Northern Gas Networks
Jagvir Purewal – Patent Attorney – Forresters
Ben Todd – CEO – Arcola
Beth Dawson – Major Projects Manager – Fuel Cell Systems Ltd
Nigel Holmes – CEO – Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association
Sean Crespin – Fuel Cell Strategy Lead – Horiba
David Parkin – Director – Progressive Energy
Helen Fairclough – UK National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 Energy – EU Energy Focus
Alex Mauser – Operations and Development Manager – Enterprise Europe Network
Mark Eldridge – Divisional Director – Kiwa UK Ltd
Mark Griffin – Market Development Manager – Clean Fuels – BOC Gases
Mark Lewis – Technology and Innovation Officer – Tees Valley Combined Authority
Enrique Troncoso – Managing Director – Enercy BV
Afkenel Schipstra – Stakeholder Manager Hydrogen, CCS, Green Gas – Gasunie
Jon Hunt – Manager Alternative Fuels – Toyota GB
Heidi Genoni – Associate – Arup
Clare Jackson – Senior Consultant – Ecuity
John Jostins – Managing Director – Microcab Industries
Robert Steinberger-Wilckens – Professor, Chair Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research – University of Birmingham
Mark Knowles – Head of Low Carbon – Liverpool City Region LEP
Gavin Walker – Professor of Sustainable Energy – University of Nottingham
Nick Stapley – Business Development and Communications Manager – Logan Energy
Sylvie Childs – Senior Product Manager Nexo – Hyundai Motor UK
Ben Madden – Director – Element Energy
Michaela Kendall – CEO and Co Founder – Adelan
Celia Greaves – Executive Officer – U.K.H.F.C.A.
Nigel Holmes – CEO – S.H.F.C.A.
Clare Jackson – Senior Consultant – Ecuity
Rob Cockerill – Global Managing Editor – H2View
Book your delegate place below.
Enterprise Europe Match Event
- 1. Promote your technology and expertise to a range of UK and international organisations
- 2. Access the latest technological developments from around the world
- 3. Develop partnerships leading to technological and commercial collaboration
- 4. Appreciate developments in the sector and highlight opportunities
- FREE Registrationto the conference (17th March 2020 – worth £295 ex VAT) for international delegates and Midlands (UK) based clients who register and participate in the match event *Please note that a minimum of 4 meetings must be selected and attended
- FREE one night hotel accommodation for international delegates travelling to the UK from overseas (Check in: Monday 16th March – Check out: Tuesday 17th March)
Date: 17th March 2020
Start time: 09:00
End time: 18:00
Venue: NEC Birmingham B40 1NT
Mirela Atanasiu is the Head of Unit of Operations and Communication in the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, FCH JU (Public-Private Partnership between European Industry and Research Community, and European Commission) since 2016.
Previously, for more than 12 years she was a Senior Project Manager and Research Programme Officer in the FCH JU and European Commission.
She holds an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and an M.Sc. in Economics/Cybernetics and Economic Analysis.
6 years experience of selling complex technical solutions worldwide, including building, products, mechanical handling, process automation, robotics and machines. Consistent success in setting the strategy for UK and International business development and following through with sales growth through a variety of channels including distributors, Joint-Ventures, foreign subsidiaries and agents.
Successful Key Account Management in a wide range of industries, including Construction,Automotive OEM’s, Aerospace and FMCG.
Masters degree in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University. Fluent French speaker with a track record of business development across Europe and throughout the world. Lived and worked in France, Germany and USA. An experienced trainer and presenter – including running CPD programmes for the world’s major Engineering Consultancies and Architects
11 years experience of building and coaching Sales teams, implementing change, setting strategy and following through with results. 11 years experience of managing the B2B marketing of engineered products to worldwide markets. Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management
Yane Laperche Riteau - has more than 20 years of diversified European sales & marketing experience. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for identifying promising markets, increasing sales and implementing communications and advertising campaigns.
She joined Ballard Power Systems Inc. in October 2013 as Business Development Director, she has been in the Fuel Cells industry since 2008 working for IdaTech LLC and developing sales mainly in Europe.
Before IdaTech she had various sales management experiences in the CCTV industry, high technology plastics and cables industries. She holds a degree in Communications
Mr. Thomas holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Liège in Belgium and European Master
Degree in Renewable Energy from the University of Oldenburg (Germany) with a specialization in biomass energy at the
University of Zaragoza (Spain).
Mr Thomas started his career in the photovoltaic (PV) sector in Belgium advising the government about the launch of a new
support scheme to develop solar PV in Wallonia, the south part of Belgium. Then, he has worked for the European
Photovoltaic Industry Association in Brussels as solar PV market an industry analyst and participated to the SET FOR 2020
strategic study which aimed at producing 12% of the European electricity from solar PV by 2020. Then, Mr Thomas has
worked several years as Sales Manager for a major solar PV EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) company in
Belgium, mainly focused on MW size rooftop PV systems. During his solar PV career, Mr Thomas has been particularly active
in market development activities and strongly implicated in the various renewable energy associations at Belgian and
Mr Thomas joined Hydrogenics in 2014 as EU Regulatory Affairs & Business Development activities for Renewable
Hydrogen. Hydrogenics is a world-wide leading provider of hydrogen generation products (electrolyzers) for industrial,
hydrogen fueling and energy storage applications. Hydrogenics has been implicated in the majority of the Power-to-Gas
project in Europe and is a reference manufacturer of alkaline and PEM electrolyzers worldwide, as well as PEM Fuel Cells.
Mr Thomas has a specific focus on the Hydrogenics’ activities in the energy sector: such as Power-to-Hydrogen, Power-to-
Gas, Power-to-Mobility, Power-to-Fuels and Power-to-Industry.
Mr. Thomas represents Hydrogenics in several EU associations such as Hydrogen Europe, Wind Europe and CO 2 Value Europe
Jørn Løvdal is working as Sales Manager at Umoe Advanced Composites AS in Norway – a leading manufacturer of large fiber glass reinforced pressure vessels for transport and storage of CNG, biogas and hydrogen for various applications. He holds a MSc in Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), and he has for several years worked in various technical and commercial roles within Umoe in Norway. His experience also includes one year at Rolls Royce in Ansty/Coventry where he worked with leading industry experts within marine gas turbines for marine applications, 3 years at National Oilwell Varco Norway as a project manager for complete offshore drilling systems to ultra-deepwater drilling rigs and 3 years of shipping experience.
Over the last years he has developed a strong interest in and passion for renewable energy and the low carbon energy transition – in which Umoe’s product portfolio may play an increasing role due to the unique technology.
Lorna has worked for Gas Distribution for over 20 years. During her career she has been involved in planning above and below 7 bar networks, focusing on the network analysis to support the decisions. She currently manages a number of innovation projects related to the future role for the gas network.
Responsible for drawing together the various strands of information and analysing their impact on the potential use of the Gas Distribution network.
David Gill is Head of Customer Energy Solutions at Northern Gas Networks.
He joined the company as Head of Stakeholder Relations in April 2012 and moved into the role of Director of Stakeholder Relations in 2013. He has over 35 years’ experience in the energy industry.
David is passionate about the future of energy, and he took up the role of Head of Customer Energy Solutions in 2016.
He believes that gas will continue to play an important role in the future energy mix, but it’s likely that clean, renewable fuels such as hydrogen and biomethane will begin to play a bigger part as we move from cleaner to clean, and on to a green low carbon future.
The dedicated Customer Energy Solutions team oversees projects, builds partnerships and lobbies UK decision makers.
Nigel is Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), recognised as one of the most proactive hydrogen & fuel cell industry associations in Europe. SHFCA has over 80 members mostly in Scotland and UK but an increasing number of members from overseas with many involved in Scottish activities.
Scotland is one of the leading locations in Europe for deployment of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell into developing low carbon energy systems. Highlights include the expanding hydrogen bus fleet in Aberdeen and the Acorn project at St Fergus, hydrogen vehicles in Fife and plans for a 100% hydrogen demonstration network, and innovative projects in the Western Isles. The Orkney Islands are widely seen as exemplar clean energy islands, and are host to an increasing portfolio of hydrogen projects including the FCH-JU supported BIGHIT, the H2020 supported HySeas III development of the world’s first ocean-going roll-on-roll-off hydrogen ferry, Surf ‘n’ Turf, HyDime, ITEG, ReFLEX, as well as the iconic HyFlyer and HySpirits projects.
Over 10 years’ experience in the fuel cell industry, developing production and prototype fuel cell systems for vehicles and stationary applications.
A lot of focus on test, measurement and analysis of PEM fuel cells and now Fuel Strategy Lead for HORIBA Group
David is a recognised industry leader in the development of low carbon energy infrastructure and joined Progressive Energy as a director in 2019. As Network Strategy Director for National Grid Gas (subsequently Cadent), he led the formation of the Future of Gas programme which first set out a strategy for decarbonisation of heat and led to the development of numerous projects in the sector, including the HyDeploy and HyNet hydrogen projects. A chartered engineer, David spend the early part of his career at BAE Systems / Airbus, before moving to Atkins in 2008, where he became Director of Power and Renewables. David holds degrees from Cambridge, Warwick and MIT.
Helen Fairclough is the UK National Contact Point for the European Commission’s research, development and demonstration funding programmes for energy projects. The service is funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and is provided free of charge to users. She aims to ensure that UK companies, research institutions and other organisations are well informed and have every chance of success in applying for and securing European funding for energy-related projects, including proposals to the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
Mark has worked in the gases industry for over 17 years. His early years were spent working in sales and account management, looking after some of BOC's largest accounts in rail, construction and manufacturing. From there he moved into a sales management role where he helped commercialise a portable hydrogen fuel cell generator, Hymera, and a designated cylinder package to accompany it.
It was here where he got hooked by the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and his interest in hydrogen for transport really started to gather momentum.
In 2017, he became Market Development Manager for Clean Fuels, responsible for the ongoing operation of existing hydrogen refuelling stations in Swindon and Aberdeen. He provides technical leadership on hydrogen for all vehicle types from bikes and cars through to buses, trains and marine vessels. He delivers profitable growth in line with the company’s commitment to develop and deliver solutions for the decarbonisation of transport. Collaborating closely with technology providers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel cell integrators and fleet operators throughout a project lifecycle, Mark maximises the impact of hydrogen used for transport within individual companies, city regions or whole industries.
Mark came to Teesside in 1978 with ICI. He joined the Process Industry Cluster NEPIC in 2006 and since 2015 he has been working in the Tees Valley Combined Authority, developing the region as the leading Industrial Carbon Capture & Storage cluster for the UK. His focus now is working to show how the region with its industrial cluster can lead in achieving the UK’s decarbonisation goals. Tees Valley uniquely in one place combines industrial and power generation carbon capture including bioenergy, utilisation of captured CO2, industrially supplied district heating, renewable/nuclear energy, grid scale energy storage and the UK’s largest hydrogen network for industry, heat and now transport
Dr Enrique Troncoso is managing director of Enercy B.V., a leading consultancy focused on innovation, project development, project management and technical support for the delivery of the energy transition. He is a senior engineering consultant and has worked in renewables, energy storage, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for the past 20 years, including 8 years as a project leader with Boeing Research & Technology. His background includes technical project management, product development and commercialization of hydrogen and energy storage technologies. Dr Troncoso has developed and coordinated several demonstration & deployment hydrogen programs across Europe, and is currently focusing on the implementation of hydrogen and biogas as clean flexible energy vectors into local energy systems. He is the technical project lead of the HEAVENN project, technical coordinator of the BIG HIT project, and also works as a advisor to the European Commission on innovation, low carbon energy & transport programs
With a background in civil engineering Heidi Genoni has experience managing transformational business change programmes and large complex capital asset projects.
Currently a senior member of the Arup team, she’s held programme management roles across a number of complex technical projects for organisations across transport, infrastructure and energy sectors. In recent times she’s overseen programmes with a particular focus on gas and electricity transportation and distribution.
Heidi is a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, the Association for Project Management and European Professional Engineers
Clare is a Senior Consultant at Ecuity, and energy policy consultancy that specialises in developing markets for sustainable energy technologies through policy engagement. Clare has extensive experience leading campaigns, delivering analysis and delivering policy change on behalf of the energy industry. Clare leads on Ecuity’s bid writing services and has a strong track record of accessing funding on behalf of clients. Clare has been working with the hydrogen and fuel cell industry for the past 4 years and leads on Ecuity’s hydrogen and fuel cell projects including the Hydrogen Hub.
Clare is an Oxford Engineering graduate and started her career as a Sustainability Consultant, working with supermarkets and retailers on the carbon footprint of their packaging and compliance with regulations. Subsequently she ran an EU programme on energy efficiency in business.
Clare also runs the secretariat for the Hydrogen Taskforce. The objective of the Taskforce is to galvanise a complex range of stakeholders including Government, industry and an informed public with the aim of driving investment in hydrogen as an essential, exciting and transformative technology with low carbon applications across society
I have a BA Fine Art and MA Design and Digital Media. My industrial experience includes working in motorsport and special effects in the film industry. From 1995 I became interested in sustainable design and was prompted (by the poor air quality in London where I was working) to start investigations into urban transport. Experience in motorsport gave me a good background in engineering lightweight structures and this, coupled with an interest in electric drive and hydrogen fuel cells allowed me to pursue the goal of designing useful urban mobility devices with zero emissions. Air quality remains problematic across the world, so the imperative is still there. Key successes:
DTi SMART award for first fuel cell design 2001
DTi R&D Grant for a second new design 2004
HFCCAT funding (2007) for hydrogen station and 5 Microcabs trialled on University of Birmingham campus.
Niche Vehicle Network grant for the design of H2EV vehicle in 2009,
Joining UK government’s CABLED trials 2011, only fuel cell vehicle therein.
Nominated for Conde Nast Innovation in Transport Award 2012
Joining the EU SWARM hydrogen fuel cell vehicle program, UK, Belgium, Germany 2013
Signing MoU with South Africa for joint fuel cell vehicle development 2013
Robert Steinberger-Wilckens is Professor for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen research in Chemical Engineering. He is director of the research Fuel Cell and Hydrogen group and the Centre for Doctoral Training Fuel Cells and their Fuels, which is run by the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Loughborough, Imperial College, and University College of London.
He works and has worked in many areas across the fields of renewable energies, energy efficiency, fuel cells, hydrogen production and distribution, as well as electric vehicles.
Currently, his main areas of interest include Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, high temperature electrolysis (SOE) and reversible fuel cells (SOC) with methane synthesis, intermediate temperature polymer fuel cells, and market introduction of fuel cells and fuel cell vehicles.
He has a total of over 200 publications in journals, books, and conference proceedings and is a regular peer reviewer for a large number of journals, as well as international funding programmes and publishing houses. He is member of the strategic advisory bodies for EPSRC, the EU Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, and the European Fuel Cell Forum.
RSW coordinates the modules Conventional Energy and Renewable Energy and Energy Storage for 2nd Year students and the module Introduction to Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies for 4th Year and CDT students.
Hydrogen Storage has become the main focus of my activities. I am a partner in the UK Research Councils' Supergen hydrogen consortium UKSHEC, is involved in EU FP6 projects (Hytrain and HyCones) and am a UK expert for the International Energy Agency's Tasks 17 and 22 (both on hydrogen storage materials). A new collaboration was established earlier in 2006 with the Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology. The research is investigating novel routes to improve the cycling kinetics and thermodynamics for high capacity materials and studying the interaction of hydrogen with nanostructured adsorbents.
Biomaterial research includes investigation of novel sol-gel and PVD coatings to improve the biocompatibility of surfaces. I also have interests in degradable phosphate glass fibre reinforced composites and tailoring the degradation properties of these materials.
Nick Stapley has been an integral part of Logan Energy’s team since 2017, having previously held positions in the oil industry with Total and Perenco. His MBA from the University of Edinburgh helped him springboard to the hydrogen industry, initially as Market Analyst and now as Business Development Manager. Nick is leading Logan Energy’s growth in the hydrogen sector by identifying efficient solutions to meet customers’ technical and economic requirements for hydrogen refueling, generation, storage, compression and fuel cells.