ILI (Renewable Energy) at the Hypothesis Conference

We at Intelligent Land Investments (Renewable Energy) are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive Officer Mark Wilson will be appearing on the discussion panel of the Opening Plenary Session of the 10th annual Hypothesis Conference at Herriot Watt University on the 11th of June.

The Hypothesis Conference is being held on the 11th and 12th of June.

The Conference, which is being sponsored by the Scottish Government, will bring together attendees from more than 40 different countries to discuss hydrogen and fuel cells in-depth. Particular focus will be given to the role that Hydrogen Energy Storage will have on the Renewable Energy Industry over the next years.

It is expected that hydrogen storage will play an increasingly important role in the renewables industry as economies move away from traditional fossil fuel generation. For example, hydrogen has been touted as the transport fuel of the future. Increased use of hydrogen and battery power in automotive transport will be hugely important to meeting carbon emission reduction targets across Europe and the wider world.

Our CEO, Mark Wilson, will participate in the conference’s opening session alongside several leading political and industrial figures. The session will be chaired by Elizabeth Johnson, Director of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and Business Development Manager for Pure Energy. Other participants include Fergus Ewing MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Sue Bruce, Chief Executive Officer for Edinburgh City Council, and Paul Lucchese, President of NERGHY (European Research Association on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells), Project Manager at CEA (Commissariat á l’energie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) and co-author of ‘Hydrogen, the post-oil Fuel?’. A prestigious panel across the board.

We at Intelligent Land Investments (Renewable Energy) feel we have a complete familiarity with the issues facing the UK’s renewable energy industry in terms of grid access and capacity. There are renewable energy developments across the country that may not be able to proceed due to there being no available or economically viable grid capacity.  But there are solutions available or being developed. Hydrogen could be a game changer for such developments; whether being produced to store energy for use elsewhere or being used as a transport fuel. Intelligent Land Investments (Renewable Energy) itself has a number of renewable energy sites under development where hydrogen is intended to play a key role. For example; in areas of the country such as the Inner Hebrides where grid access and capacity is severely limited. Such developments will be at the forefront of increasingly utilised off-grid solutions for renewable energy and will be essential to achieving both UK and Scottish Government renewable energy targets.

We are proud not only of our representation at the Hypothesis Conference but also the role we will to play in bringing it’s aims to fruition.