Simplified Series Presents - Hydrogen – future wonder fuel or major distraction?

Hydrogen – future wonder fuel or major distraction? Ian Phillips Energy Transition Advisory

Location: Union Kirk, Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BS

Ian Phillips, Energy Transition Advisory

Wednesday 31st May 2023,  6.30pm - 8.30pm

Hydrogen is seen by many as a major part of the Energy Transition – when burned as a fuel the only by product is water – making it very attractive from a climate change perspective. However, some see it as a distraction, a way for hydrocarbon companies to keep producing (and keep emitting CO2).

This presentation will detail the science and the technology associated with hydrogen production and use, examine the advantages and the disadvantages and explain the reasons why hydrogen is such an attractive fuel. It will also consider the alternatives, and how they might displace hydrogen as our Energy Transition fuel of choice.

Ian Phillips has over 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas and climate change industries, including 18 years with oil operating companies and 6 years with a major service company (Halliburton). In 2007 he became a founding Director of CO2DeepStore Limited, and in 2013 he and his CO2DeepStore colleagues launched Pale Blue Dot Energy – an energy transition business consultancy.

Having spent 6 years as CEO of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre Ian re-joined Pale Blue Dot Energy – now an energy transition development company - in March 2020 as the Acorn Project Director. Pale Blue Dot merged with Storegga in 2020 and he became involved in developing the carbon storage and low carbon hydrogen businesses of Pale Blue Dot / Storegga.

Since October 2022 Ian has been an independent consultant in the Energy Transition space. 

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