Gareth Fletcher: Tees Valley Industrial Cluster Plans

Gareth Fletcher: Tees Valley Industrial Cluster Plans

Decarbonising the UK’s Industry: A Path to Net Zero

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In our webinar “Decarbonising the UK’s Industry: A Path to Net Zero” on the 18th March 2021, Gareth Fletcher, Technology Manager at Tees Valley Combined Authority, delivered a discussion on a road map to net zero.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Gareth had to say about developing an industrial cluster.

Gareth Fletcher, Technology Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Gareth combines the roles of Technology Manager for the Tees Valley Combined Authority with Business and Collaborative Program Development for TWI. A professional metallurgist and chartered engineer, he has strong interests and currently a very active role in the decarbonisation of Industry, which is combined with extensive experience in driving innovation and collaborative research.

With over 35 years industrial experience in both operational and technical roles in the Steel Industry, Gareth then led the collaboration between Tata Steel and CPI which ultimately led to the divestment of the Materials Processing Institute from Tata Steel after which he then moved on to his current and somewhat novel role, with a wide range of responsibilities, relating to the decarbonisation of Industry, across both TWI and TVCA. Gareth holds a BSc in Metallurgy and an MBA from Aston University.

What will I learn about?

The £170 million investment by UKRI, matched by £261 million from industry, aiming to establish the world’s first net zero industrial clusters by 2040, largely through carbon capture, utilisation and storage and by establishing hydrogen networks.

For an insight into Gareth’s discussion, please download the below slides:

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