AREG Webinar – Hydrogen – SGN and Wood

November 3, 2020
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Date(s) - November 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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With hydrogen predicted to be worth up to £18 billion for the UK economy by 2035, many companies are exploring how they can be part of an H2 future.

As the original energy transition organisation, AREG is working on behalf of our 160 member companies to champion the north east so that businesses are well placed to seize new opportunities for both green and blue hydrogen.

In our hydrogen webinar, we were pleased to invite SGN and Wood to discuss current and future hydrogen projects as well as business opportunities for the supply chain in the north east and the wider UK context.

The full recording for this webinar is now available here and below:


Lorna Archer – Hydrogen Project Officer, SGN
Lorna joined SGN in 2018 with a background in energy, education and engagement. Before coming to SGN, Lorna had previously worked on hydrogen projects in renewable energy education and in economic development, specialising in offshore wind. Lorna is now working on key heat decarbonisation projects within the Energy Futures team at SGN and is involved in the delivery of H100 Fife.

SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. With central heating accounting for up to a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas output, SGN’s H100 Fife project is a pioneering plan for a world-first green hydrogen heating network for homes.

Alan Mortimer – Director of Innovation, Clean Energy, Wood
Alan graduated from Glasgow University in 1987 with an Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In 1991, Alan joined ScottishPower, working in renewables development, policy and innovation. Alan joined Wood in 2013 as director of innovation in renewables where his role includes helping grow Wood’s clean hydrogen business and supporting clients with all aspects of the Energy Transition.

Wood provides consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. The company’s ability to successfully deliver hydrogen projects draws on a multidisciplinary approach; combining significant experience in hydrogen production and handling technologies together with Wood’s sector-leading clean energy knowledge.

Gordon McIntosh, AREG board member, was the facilitator.


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