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HIL Scotland Conference 2022

22 Nov 2022 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Radisson BLU, Glasgow

The Scottish Government published their hydrogen policy statement in December 2020 which set out a vision for Scotland to become a leading hydrogen nation in the production of reliable, competitive, sustainable hydrogen, securing Scotland’s future as a centre of international excellence as we establish the innovation, skills and supply chain to underpin our energy transition.


Having spent £40m over the past five years in hydrogen transport policies, the focus is now to scaling-up the potential for hydrogen by linking together opportunities across sectors and transport modes and building Scotland’s potential for innovation and supply chain growth.

With the support of Transport Scotland and our enterprise agencies, underpinned by close collaboration between government and industry, we are now seeing the emergence of the next generation of hydrogen projects and investment, including in new areas such as rail, road transport, maritime and aviation.


This one day conference will bring a wide range of stakeholders responsible for delivering Scotland’s hydrogen objectives to discuss practical ways in which we can produce and distribute hydrogen successfully.

Split into four sections as below, we’re looking for industry experts to contribute to the day

  • Aligning Transport Scotland & other key transport authorities to build a secure infrastructure
  • Building for Success: Working collaboratively to build a network of hydrogen production, storage and distribution for transport
  • Competitive Future: Scaling up technology to create a more robust business case
  • Delivering for passengers: Encouraging modal shift through clean energy and modal shift
Bill Smith
Transport Planning Leader for Scotland - Arup
Brian McClean
Brian McClean
Director of Communications and Sustainability - AGS Airports



Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow– 22 November 2022

08.00 – 09.00 – Registration and Networking

09.00 – 09.15 – Chair welcome

09.15 – 09.30 – Stuart McKay – Head of Hydrogen – Scottish Government

09.30 – 09.45 – SGN – speaker TBC

09.45 – 10.00 – Bill Smith, Transport Planning Leader, Scotland – Arup

10.00 – 10.30 Panel Discussion – The opportunities hydrogen brings to the supply chain and implementing across different modes of transportation

  1. Chris Ashley – Head of Policy – Road Haulage Association
  2. David Rennie – Head of Low Carbon Energy – Scottish Enterprise
  3. Brian McLean – Strategy Director – AGS Airports
  4. Gordon Stewart – Associate – Arup

10.30 – 11.25 – Refreshments and Networking

11.30 – 11.45 – Jim Johnstone – Service Manager – Aberdeen City Council

11.45 – 12.00 – TBC

12.00 – 12.40 – Panel Discussion – Enabling hydrogen for transport hubs

  1. Sara Grainger – Head of Accelerator Unit – Transport Scotland
  2. Scott Chudleigh – Hydrogen Business Development Manager – BOC

12.45 – 13.15 – Technical Seminars – SGN & National Grid

13.15 – 14.15 – Lunch

14.15 – 14.45 – Technical Seminars – Safetec & Ingersoll Rand

14.50 – 14.55 – Chair afternoon welcome

14.55 – 15.10 – Stuart McKay – How e-fuels can shape energy transition in Scotland

15.10 – 15.30 – Mark Griffin – Head of Hydrogen Market Development, ScottishPower

15.30 – 16.05 – Panel Discussion – InchDairney Distillery – An ingenious whisky distillery

Many industries in Scotland currently rely on natural gas to provide a heat source for their process. Industries looking to decarbonise can replace their existing natural gas boilers with hydrogen ready, dual fuel boilers. Such industries include distilleries, breweries, papermills and glass factories. Green hydrogen can be transported to site via tube trailers to fuel such boilers or, even more efficiently why not locate the green hydrogen electrolyser on site or adjacent to the site and simply pipe the hydrogen a short distance to the boiler. The panel will discuss the benefits to decarbonising industries with green hydrogen generated on site and with the added ability to oversize the electrolyser and transport excess hydrogen to other local users.

  1. Tracy Scott – Development Director – Hydrogen – RES
  2. Eric Daglish – Product Manager – Cochran Boilers
  3. Scottish Enterprise (invited)

16.10 – 16.45 – Panel Discussion – The commercial benefits for the Highlands

  1. Frank Roach – Partnerships Manager – HITRANS
  2. Tom McCarty – Senior Associate – Octopus Energy

16.45 – 17.30 – post event drinks reception


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