Decarbonising the UK’s Industry: A Path to Net Zero
Sponsored by UK Research and Innovation
In our webinar “Decarbonising the UK’s Industry: A Path to Net Zero” on the 18th March 2021, Mike Smith, CEO of NECCUS, delivered a discussion on a road map to net zero in Scotland.
You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Mike had to say about developing an industrial cluster.
Mike Smith, CEO, NECCUS
Mike Smith is the CEO of NECCUS, the Scottish alliance for Industrial Decarbonisation with a focus on Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen. NECCUS has over 50 participating organisations across industry, academia, and development agencies. NECCUS is facilitating the development of the industrial scale CCUS and Hydrogen projects in Scotland, through advocacy, engagement, communication, and education. Supporting an effective transition to Net Zero through the deployment of CCUS, the production and use of hydrogen, and promoting clean industrial growth zones across the UK.
Mike has extensive leadership experience in the Energy sector. He has recently held senior leadership roles at INEOS and Orsted, with exposure to Oil & Gas and the Renewable industry. During over 10 years at Orsted, one of the world’s leading green companies and largest offshore wind developers, he participated in the journey of that company from a coal-fired energy provider and oil & gas producer to a leader in onshore / offshore windfarms and bioenergy.
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 Mike’s discussion, please download the below slides: