Ian Kingscott, Stovax | Domestic and commercial use
The speakers at the event will cover use of hydrogen in different settings and sectors, and Ian will update us on Stovax Gazco’s plans to establish the feasibility of replacing natural gas with hydrogen in residential and commercial gas appliances. In particular, within a hydrogen powered wood burning stove.
Ian is the Group Technical Director for the Stovax Group comprising Stovax (Biomass Decorative Local Space Heaters) and Gazco (Gas and Electric Decorative Local Space Heaters), and has been with the group for 31 years.
The group is owned by NIBE Industrier AB, a Swedish company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange, and which incorporates over 100 companies worldwide mainly involved in the production of heat pumps and other componentry for the renewable heating and cooling industry.
James McNaughton, Centre for Future Clean Mobility (CFCM), University of Exeter | Testing the efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells
CFCM is a world-class research centre specialising in developing new hybrid and electric powertrain technology with zero emissions for cleaner transport.
James will update us on their work testing the endurance of hydrogen fuel cells for applications in the marine, off-highway, rail, defence, and energy sectors. CFCM have a purpose-built test centre in Exeter with a rolling road that can put the efficiency of fuel cells to the test.
CFCM partners with businesses to develop low-emission, high-efficiency integrated power systems and we look forward to hearing James’ update on the latest developments in the technology.
Michelle Hitches, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Phil Johnston, Celtic Sea Power | FLOW development in Celtic Sea
We’re pleased to be joined by two presenters to give us an overview of the scale and pace of FLOW development in the Celtic Sea, highlighting activity underway in the region to prepare for 4GW by 2035 and 20GW by 2045.
Phil originally graduated in Environmental Sciences and spent part of his career at sea as an offshore environmental consultant, primarily on oil and gas exploration surveys but also on offshore wind developments and navy frigates. Phil now lives on the North Coast of Cornwall, working on strategic development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.
To explain further how offshore wind links with green hydrogen, we’ll be joined by Michelle Hitches. Michelle is passionate about the environment and sees her role as an opportunity to combine this passion with her skills. She is responsible for managing a portfolio of Hydrogen and Floating Offshore Wind Projects, including Cornwall FLOW Accelerator project as well as Marine-i.