Programme - The future of green hydrogen


Topic: The future of green hydrogen
Date: Tuesday 4 May
Time: 10:00 - 11:15
Location: Virtual Webinar

Creating the business case for green hydrogen: What operational support is still needed?  

  • Speed and scale: Making the production of green hydrogen a reality
  • What support will incentivise the business case for green hydrogen?  
  • Is your project bankable?
  • Opening the door to the UK hydrogen economy 
10:00 - 11:15     The future of green hydrogen 



Barnaby WhartonDirector, Future Electricity Systems, RenewableUKBarnaby Wharton photo

 Barney is Director, Future Electricity Systems at RenewableUK, where he leads work on creating a smart and flexible electricity system, based on renewable generation. He is passionate about the low carbon energy transition, and previously headed up RenewableUK’s policy and regulatory team, covering energy markets, environmental and network regulation. Prior to joining the team at RenewableUK he was part of the energy and climate change team at the CBI, where he led work on energy costs, supply side policy and international climate change, representing British business at the Paris COP. 


Ross Fairley, Head of Renewable Energy and Net Zero, Burges Salmon
Ross Fairley
Ross Fairley is a Partner and heads the Renewable Energy and Net Zero Services teams at the law firm Burges Salmon.  Ross has spent over 25 years advising on decarbonisation projects involving all types of technology.  He has been lucky enough to be involved in many of the UK’s most innovative renewable generation projects and specialises in the regulation surrounding renewable energy and Net Zero projects as well as many of the commercial contracts that need to be put in place.  Ross and his team have been advising a Hydrogen business for over a decade and are involved in a number of the UK’s first Hydrogen projects large and small. Ross sits on RUK’s Grid and Markets Group and on the Executive of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.


Matthew Knight, Head of Market Development, Siemens Energy
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Matthew Knight is Head of Market Development for Siemens Energy in the UK, where he spends his time making sense of the energy transition. Matthew is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the IET Energy Policy Panel. He is on the Government’s Carbon Capture and Storage Taskforce and Hydrogen Expert Group. Matthew has a background in electricity grid projects and offshore wind farms.  He is a previous Board member of Renewable UK. Matthew is passionate about customers, safety, collaboration and being a human being at work. He likes telling stories and is curious about the way culture drives human behaviour and especially energy politics.


Barry CarruthersHydrogen DirectorScottishPowerBarry Carruthers

 Barry directs ScottishPower’s activities in hydrogen across the UK and Ireland, as part of a global Hydrogen Division within the Iberdrola Group.  This focuses on the production of green hydrogen as a complementary method of decarbonisation, alongside electrification solutions.  His previous roles include Head of Corporate Innovation, Sustainability and Quality which led strategic activities in the decarbonisation of transport, heat and other emerging technologies. 


 Dr Michaela Kendall, Co-Founder, CEO and UK Mission Innovation Hydrogen Champion, Adelan

 Dr Michaela Kendall is CEO and co-founder of fuel cell pioneers Adelan (Birmingham, UK). One of the world’s first fuel cell businesses, AdelanMichaela Kendall photo is a catalyst of the UK hydrogen economy.  Adelan invents, patents, licenses and sells fuel cell technology. Managing industrial R&D programmes funded by the US, EU and Chinese governments, Dr Kendall plays a key role in building the UK’s national fuel cell strategy, and is the Hydrogen Champion for the UK Mission Innovation, BEIS. Over a 30-year career, she has secured significant international funding, working with powerful strategic policy and technical networks vital to low carbon business, including the US EPA, the UN, the EU and national governments.  As a leading environmental scientist with faculty positions in America, Asia and Europe, Dr Kendall also holds academic posts (including Visiting Professorships) at UK universities.  Addressing the emissions, security and cost of energy throughout her career, her personal goal is to foster the widest possible international cooperation to realise the ambitions of global hydrogen and fuel cell networks to achieve net zero. 


Dr. Kerry-Ann Adamson D.I.C, Manager, The Advisian Carbon Risk Index ServiceKerry Ann photo

 Kerry-Ann has twenty years in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. She is currently running the Advisian Carbon Risk Index Service, which supports emissions intensive industries in identifyingtheir risks and opportunities in the energy transition. She specializes in strategic planning, relationship building, project management, business development, market analysis and intelligence gathering ensuring.




Session Sponsor

 BS SPOT logo primary RGB 223 25 149 Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon is a UK law firm that specialises in renewable energy and Net Zero services. The Firm helps clients across each of the four key quadrants that will deliver Net Zero, energy, transport, built environment and land use/food.  We advise on strategies for renewables and Net Zero and all legal areas necessary to bring projects to fruition.

The Firm has set its own target of becoming Net Zero by 2026 and currently holds the title of the British Legal Awards- UK Law Firm of the Year and Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year.  Everything we do is driven by the needs of our clients. By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies to private individuals. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

With offices in Bristol, Edinburgh and London, the firm has grown to over 800 people (including 95 partners) becoming one of the most respected and professional commercial firms advising clients across the UK and internationally.