The Hydrogen Backbone Link
Scotland has vast onshore and offshore renewable resources, and the ambition to become a net exporter of green energy by 2045. The Scottish government funded Hydrogen Backbone Link (HBL) project has designed a new 10 GW hydrogen pipeline across the North Sea to provide cost-effective transportation to market for Scottish hydrogen and supporting the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
The HBL project focuses on the critical hydrogen transport infrastructure required to deliver a cost-effective pipeline connecting to Germany which could enable Scotland to meet up to 10% of Europe’s projected hydrogen import demand by the mid 2030s. The HBL project positions Scotland as a viable supplier of renewable hydrogen into mainland Europe, catering to the increasing industrial demand for hydrogen and supporting regional decarbonisation goals.
Speaker line-up and topics:
> Dr Alexandra Stein - Scotland-Germany partnership opportunities
> Nigel Holmes - Scaling up Green Hydrogen production across Scotland
> Martyn Tulloch - Scotland-Germany Hydrogen Backbone Link Pipeline
Alexandra Stein was recently appointed the Scottish Government’s international hydrogen representative, with a special emphasis on strengthening relationships with Germany and across northern Europe. This role builds on her experience as Director of the Scottish Government’s Office in Germany (2018–2023), which included over three years of extensive engagement on hydrogen. The role includes leading Scotland’s international hydrogen engagement and partnership working with governments, clusters, major projects, ports, investors and business.
Nigel Holmes is CEO of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA). Nigel first became involved in renewables and hydrogen twenty years ago and became a individual member of SHFCA when it was established in 2004. He has been Chief Executive of SHFCA since April 2011 and the membership has grown steadily to now include over 200 member organisations. SHFCA members at locations across Scotland including Aberdeen, Cromarty, Fife, Orkney and the Western Isles are leading the way with hydrogen production and fuel cell deployment.
Martyn Tulloch leads the Net Zero Technology Centre’s pursuit of strategic energy transition projects and activity; including identifying and developing strategic partnerships and alliances, nationally and internationally, to augment NZTC growth. A chartered engineer who has worked in both the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors over the last 25 years, he believes that the skills, experience and infrastructure established over the last five decades in the UK offshore energy sector will have a pivotal role to play if Europe is to meet its net-zero targets.
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Dr Alexandra Stein
Scottish Government | European Hydrogen Envoy
Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association | CEO
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