19th Global Energy Village 16 & 17 April, Leeds, UK

Robin Hood is  a contrarian in English folklore: a symbol of justice and equality. The justice and equality of the Energy Transition brings the need for greater societal justice and equality. A vision that must touch societal hearts and minds. The H21 Leeds City Gate Project brings with it such a bold societal vision.

From 16 & 17 April 2019 The Queens Hotel, Leeds, United Kingdom will be the venue for the upcoming Global Energy Village.

The Global Energy Village has been a leading pioneer of the Energy Transition: focusing on H2 projects which have established industry precedents.

Leeds is primed to bring this together to reflect what a Hydrogen Society can look like. To date The Global Energy Village has been at the forefront of Power-2-Gas studies and Start-Up projects including the Sun Project (Austria), North Sea Wind Power Hub, and Japan’s Move to becoming a Hydrogen Society. Always the strategic link has been Energy Storage.



Day 1: Tuesday, 16 April 2019   

08:00 - 09:00 Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 12.30 Morning Session 1 

Chairman: Gerard Kreeft, Managing Director, EnergyWise

 Opening by

 Councillor James Lewis, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council 






 Key Challenges and Precedents in Developing the Hydrogen Market

 Denis Thomas EU Regulatory Affairs & Business Development Manager, Renewable  Energy

 Hydrogenics Europe



10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Some News Regarding our New Colleagues- Generation Y vs Generation Z

Robert Scheler, Managing Director, UGS


H21 North of England: Hydrogen Production, CCS and Hydrogen Storage

Dr Anna Korolko, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Equinor


The  scale of the Climate Change Challenge-Hydrogen Potential

Dan Sadler, Director, Sapphire Energy


 UK Storage Market: Challenges and Opportunities for   Storage Operators

 Catherine Gras, Managing Director, Storengy UK and Benoit Enault,   Head Business Development, Commercial and Business Services


12:30 - 14:00 Lunch by 

14:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Session 2 


 Japan's Movement for Hydrogen Society and Global Hydrogen Supply Chain

 Yoshickika Taira, Hydrogen Project Development Center, Corporate Technology Division,       Kawasaki Heavy Industries 


How Hydrogen Has Become the Fuel of Choice

Dr Ulrich Bá½”nger, Senior Scientist, LBST     


 The Role of Geothermal Energy in the Energy Transition

 Dr Ken Seymour, Director, Seymour Oilfield Solutions 


Day 2: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee 

09:00 - 12:30 Morning Session 3 

Session Chairman: Gerard Kreeft, Managing Director, EnergyWise

 How Europe is Leading the EnergyTransition: Are we Reshaping the   Energy Eco-System

 Reinhard Ruemler, Energy Advisory,  PWC



Putting Together a Hydrogen Roadmap for the North Sea Energy Programme?

Dr. J. M. Koornneeft, Consultant GeoStrategy, Sustainable GeoEnergy TNO



 HyDeploy’s Hydrogen Blending Programme

 Charles H. Purkess, ITMPower


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break


 What is the State of Europe’s Storage Business: Is the Glass Half Full or Half   Empty?

 Ladislav Goryl, Managing Director Storage, Nafta



 The Need to Decarbonise Industry: Coal Use Across Europe

 Phil MacDonald, Acting Director, Sandbag




 The Hy4Heat Programme

 Professor Gordon E Andrews, School of Chemical and Processing Engineering,   University of Leeds




14:00 Lunch & Closing


Silver Sponsors




Participating companies



Seymour Oilfield Solutions