Humber Zero

19 October 2021

16:00 BST




Arrival Registration/refreshments


Welcome – Pat Doody, Chair Of The LEP


Humber Zero Gateway Project - Jenny Sutcliffe, Humber Zero


Keynote Speaker – Dr Will Joyce, Innovation Lead, Industrial Decarbonisation, UKRI


Keynote Speaker – Prof. Jon Gibbins - Centre Director Of The UK Carbon Capture And Storage Research Centre


Keynote Speaker – Richard Lowe - AECOM Energy Sector Environmental Lead


Keynote Speaker – Jenna Harvey – Harbour Energy – V Net Zero Transport And Storage Project

16:55 17:05

Keynote Speaker – Jen Vincent – UTC Northern Lincolnshire - How Education And Industry Need To Work In Partnership To Support The Talent Pipeline


Panel Discussion And Q&A, Facilitated By Host. Keynote Speakers, Plus Phillips 66 And VPI

17:35 17:40

Close – Martin Vickers MP


Bar And Refreshments

Host - Pat Doody

Chair, Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Pat has worked in Greater Lincolnshire for over 30 years, most recently as Area Director for NatWest Commercial Banking, a role where he oversaw a team focussing on many of those sectors key to the local economy ie manufacturing and technology, visitor economy, healthcare , agriculture and logistics. He retired from that role in early 2020 and has a Non-Executive role with regional Regional construction firm Lindum Group where he is responsible for Sustainability.

He maintains a close interest in education, having been Vice Chair of the Lincoln College Group and is an advisory board member of The University of Lincoln International Business School as well as member of the local Employment and Skills Board.

With more time on his hands (at least planned!) he hopes to boost his fitness regime and add walking to the cycling he enjoys and also see even more of the Welsh rugby and football he loves. Also keenly follows Lincoln City FC where success mirrors the County’s growing ambitions. A passion for, and belief in what Greater Lincolnshire can achieve through its strong partnerships, ensure this is a highly rewarding role.

Keynote Speaker - Jenny Sutcliffe

Humber Zero

Jenny has worked at the Humber Refinery for 15 years, starting her career as a Chemical Engineer, then moving into environmental regulation, permitting and COMAH.

Jenny’s current role has her involved in regulatory and government affairs, including the HSE issues associated with the development of decarbonization projects and initiatives.

She enjoys using her skills and experience to help resolve the technical, regulatory, social and strategic challenges that are facing the development and deployment of decarbonization projects and she is looking forward to seeing and contributing to real action in this area.

Keynote Speaker - Dr Will Joyce

Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, UKRI

Will is Innovation Lead for a £210 million UKRI programme, the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge.  This programme is the first active funding stream as part of a wider government commitment to cut industrial emissions.  Core technologies funded through this programme include low-carbon hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.  Projects are currently in advanced stages of  development, in preparation for construction and operation later this decade.  Prior to this, Will founded an award-winning spin-out from Imperial College London.  Will holds a PhD in Chemistry from Imperial, working with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change.

Keynote Speaker - Prof Jon Gibbins

University of Sheffield

Jon Gibbins is Professor of CCS at the University of Sheffield.  He has worked on energy engineering, fuel conversion and CCS for 45 years, initially in industry and then as a university academic.  Since 2005 Jon has been heavily involved in UK CCS academic capacity building, growing the UK CCS Research Centre as an inclusive and open virtual national hub and helping to start now-mainstream UK initiatives on industrial decarbonisation (2012) and CCS clusters (2016). His personal research activities centre around engagement with industry and policymakers on practical aspects of CCS deployment, with an emphasis on policy and economic requirements plus detailed practical analysis of matching capture plant designs to market conditions, supported in particular by the facilities at the Translational Energy Research Centre in Sheffield.

Keynote Speaker - Jenna Harvey

Harbour Energy

Jenna Harvey is Commercial Manager – Energy Transition for Harbour Energy, providing commercial expertise to a range of energy transition activities including the VNZ CO2 Transport and Storage project. Jenna is an experienced Commercial Manager with over 20 years wide ranging industry experience including a proven history of delivering complex new ventures, negotiating and implementing operating, construction and tie-in, transportation, sales and allocation agreements for oil and gas fields and leading demanding negotiations.

Keynote Speaker - Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe, AECOM Energy Sector Environmental Lead

Richard is the AECOM Energy Sector Lead for Europe.  He has consented more than 20 energy and power projects from carbon capture storage (CCS) to large scale solar to new build nuclear plants.  He is the environmental lead for the AECOM support to the Humber Zero project and held a similar position for Net Zero Teesside, Keadby 3 and Peterhead Low Carbon CCS projects.  Richard has led the preparation of the EIAs and permit applications for those projects as well as leading the discussions with key stakeholders such as the Environment Agency and Natural England.  Through that engagement, Richard has been working to agree the methodology for CCS air impact assessments and determination of BAT for CCS projects.

Keynote Speaker - Jen Vincent

Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Jen is the Director of Business Development and Careers Leader at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire. Prior to the UTC, Jen worked in ‘Employment and Skills’ for many years, including Department for Work and Pensions, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, the Careers & Enterprise Company, and North and North East Lincolnshire Councils. The role at the UTC brings together her passion and knowledge of LMI and employability skills to inspire and prepare students for the world of work and enterprise.