SHFCA2022 annual conference

October 20, 2022
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Date(s) - October 20, 2022
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The SHFCA2022 Hydrogen Scotland programme brings together SHFCA members and guests with invited expert speakers who will highlight the partnership opportunities and steps needed to build the hydrogen economy across Scotland.

The recently refurbished McEwan Hall venue has capacity for over 400 delegates.

SHFCA looks forward to setting the direction and pace with the first of a series of SHFCA Hydrogen Scotland themed annual conferences to support the growing hydrogen economy across Scotland. The SHFCA2022 conference will also include member displays and exhibition stands, presentation of the 2022 Stewart Dow Award, and a poster competition as part of the extensive networking opportunities throughout the conference.

The Hydrogen Scotland conference themes include partnerships for growth, sharing lessons learned across the hydrogen sector, and building up local hydrogen demand alongside the wider hydrogen export opportunities.

Speakers will highlight opportunities with hydrogen and fuel cells as an enabler for energy system transition, and showcase exemplar projects and related activities that are building core skills and expertise.

The SHFCA2022 Hydrogen Scotland conference will also address thornier issues. This will include the ‘chicken and egg’ challenge of what comes first – hydrogen supply or hydrogen demand? Partnership activities to build the early demand for hydrogen across Scotland will be essential to create the market pull for a hydrogen economy, and this demand will underpin the development of local hydrogen production together the associated infrastructure for hydrogen vehicle refuelling, and the hydrogen networks for supply of residential and industry heat.

Tickets for the annual conference will be available for both members and non-members on Eventbrite soon, and SHFCA members will be able to make use of the substantial member discount with the SHFCA2022 promotional code when booking. There are also opportunities for member displays and exhibition stands in the networking areas, for more details of the SHFCA2022 partner packages please contact [email protected]


Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise