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Clean hydrogen: Technologies, economics & growth pathways

Gain an independent & comprehensive introduction to hydrogen supply chains, from production to end-use, including technologies, economics, market drivers & business risks.

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Summary

Gain an independent & comprehensive introduction to hydrogen supply chains, from production to end-use, including technologies, economics, market drivers & business risks.

Many believe that hydrogen is set to be transformative in driving ‘net zero’ decarbonisation pathways, creating huge opportunities for players across a number of industry segments as diverse as renewable power to natural gas, transport to steel manufacturing. Yet hydrogen is also a topic where it can prove hard to find independent information, given the diversity of opinions and interests that it covers. Competition will be fierce both within the hydrogen sector itself – regarding methods of production, for example – and between hydrogen and competing visions of the ‘clean’ economies of the future.

Through this course you will gain a clear and hype-free perspective on both the opportunities that hydrogen presents, with the focus firmly on clean hydrogen, and on the real challenges and barriers that it faces. This perspective will journey from production through to end-use demand, clearly explaining relevant technologies and terminologies and identifying which aspects of the sector matter most, why they matter, and where they will differ. 

The course is presented throughout in language accessible to business and commercially-focused people, including business developers and investors, and illustrated with up-to-the-minute examples, benchmarks and best practices from around the world.
 

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at business-focused non-experts who want a solid, independent and wide-ranging understanding of the interconnected topics which determine the development of the hydrogen business. 

They need to understand the basics of the technologies, explained in language accessible to engineers & non-engineers alike, and made relevant to their roles such as in business development, finance and strategic planning.

As such, the course should be of particular interest to engineers who are involved in analysing the market opportunities from clean hydrogen, or who are moving from another sector into a new, hydrogen-related role.
 

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to…

  • Compare and contrast the different pathways to clean hydrogen production, in terms of the technologies used and their carbon emission impacts
  • Identify the current and near-term markets for clean hydrogen and describe the barriers to adoption for further growth 
  • List the different ways to move and store hydrogen, along with the pros and cons of each
  • Perform basic conversions and calculations which illustrate essential aspects of hydrogen supply chain economics
  • Better converse with colleagues and customers, based on a solid knowledge base and the ability to ‘speak the language’ of hydrogen
 

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"The course has given me the confidence to provide technical insight in hydrogen applications and its role in the future energy mix. I’d recommend this course to anyone who currently – or in the future – may make use of hydrogen. Or more widely, anyone with an interest in the future of energy."
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Contributes 14 CPD hours

Driving the growth of low carbon hydrogen could deliver support for up to 8,000 jobs by 2030, potentially unlocking up to 100,000 jobs by 2050 in a high hydrogen net zero scenario [and attract] over £4 billion of private investment in the period up to 2030

“The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, UK Government, Nov 2020

Key topics

  • Hydrogen production methods (green, blue etc.) and their carbon intensities
  • The current scales and maturities of different hydrogen production methods
  • Limits to the scalability of clean hydrogen production
  • Variables which determine the costs of hydrogen production
  • Forecasts of growth and cost reduction: what do they depend on?
  • Hydrogen in its competitive context: which applications make sense (and which don’t)?
  • The energy efficiency challenge of hydrogen, and competition with direct electrification
  • The fundamentals and practical barriers to storing and moving hydrogen 
  • The role of derivatives of hydrogen, including ammonia, in hydrogen supply chains
  • From hydrogen strategies to policy mechanisms & business models: how to drive investment
  • The role of industrial clusters in creating hydrogen growth
    Forecasts and scenarios of hydrogen trade flows

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B, C and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  4. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Clean hydrogen: Technologies, economics & growth pathways.

  • John Massey

    John Massey

    Dr John Massey is an internationally renowned energy communicator and business educator, focused on the interconnected decarbonisation topics of renewable power, energy storage, CCUS and hydrogen.

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  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    London
  • CPD Hours:
    14
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, C, E

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