September – October 2019

Scottish Renewable Energy Festival 2019
Sep 16 – Oct 1 all-day

Scottish Renewable Energy Festival

EMEC are getting involved in the the first Scottish Renewable Energy Festival in September. The festival will shine a light on the projects, people and places which are leading the shift to a clean energy future. Celebrating the industry’s main achievements as well as looking a its future potential.

To get involved and find out more, click here: SREF2019


Maritme Hydrogen & Marine Energy @ Flora Samfunnshus
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

MHMEThe 4th Maritime Hydrogen and Marine Renewables Energy Conference will be held in Floro on 18th & 19th September. Come along to hear about the latest updates on technology, policies, projects and business cases within the subsea, marine renewable energy and maritime hydrogen industries.


  • Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Manager

If you would like to organise a meeting, please contact info@emec.org.uk or call +44(0)1856 852060.

More information can be found here: Maritime Hydrogen & Marine Energy


Powering Offshore Oil and Gas with Marine Renewables @ Sir Duncan Rice Library
Sep 18 all-day

University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen are hosting a one day event on Powering Offshore Oil and Gas with Marine Renewables at their campus in Aberdeen on 18th September 2019.

Speakers from both industries will be exploring how marine renewable energy sources such as wave power and floating wind turbines can power oil and gas activities including decommissioning and other offshore business. They will include representatives of companies involved in wave power, floating offshore in turbines, and oil and gas companies interested in renewable energy.

The event is especially important for those offshore oriented companies and consultants wishing to take part in this cutting edge area.

Register here: Powering Offshore Oil and Gas with Marine Renewables

Ocean Energy Europe 2019 @ CCD
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

OEE Logo 2019EMEC will be exhibiting at Ocean Energy Europe Exhibition and Conference 2019 in Dublin on the 30 September – 1 October 2019.


  • Matthew Finn, Commercial Manager
  • Rob Flynn, International Business Manager
  • Carly Tait, Marketing Officer
  • Ruari Brooker, Performance Test Engineer
  • Nic Wallet, Programme Manager

If you would like to organise a meeting with any of the EMEC team, please contact us: info@emec.org.uk | +44 (0)1856 852060.


Day 1 | Wave Energy Technology Showcase | 1100 – 1215

Steven Nauwelaerts, CEO of Laminaria, is giving a quick fire update alongside other leading wave energy technology developers on the latest advancements of their technologies.

Day 1 | Funding the Next Steps Towards Industrial Roll-out | 1345 – 1445

EMEC’s Programme Manager, Nic Wallet, is presenting on the latest funding options available to marine energy developers. There will be a chance following the presentations for delegates to meet the speakers to better understand how the funding avenues work and how their technologies and projects can benenfit.

Day 1 | Ocean Energy – Bringing Value to the Grid | 1515 – 1630

CorPower Ocean’s Patrik Möller is speaking within this session to present the ground breaking initiatives to integrate ocean energy in the energy system.

Day 2 | From Shore to Sea: Installing Ocean Energy | 0900 – 1015

Jason Schofield, Green Marine, is presenting on how they overcome some of the challenges in deploying ocean energy devices in the sea.

Day 2 | Keynote – Paul Wheelhouse | 1045 – 1100

Hear the latest advancements of ocean energy in Scotland from Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands.

Day 2 | Creative Tension – Combining Public and Private Investment | 1100 – 1200

Orbital Marine Power’s, Chris Milne, is part of a panel disucssing the best ways to bring public and private investment together, sharing the experience gained from their successful £7m crowdfunding round early this year

For the full OEE programme, visit: OEE, Programme

About OEE 2018:

The annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition is the meeting point for the whole ocean energy sector. Over 400 professionals from all parts of the industry and from 20+ countries come to meet the right people in the busy exhibition hall and get an update on the sector’s latest news in the conference.


TAP2G | Trans-Atlantic Power to Gas Workshop @ Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetop
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm

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The TAP2G workshop aims to bring together industry experts from Europe and USA to draw on collective expertise and identify common areas of interest to move the hydrogen industry forward with Power to Gas deployments and highlight areas of opportunity for transatlantic collaboration.

In addition to the workshop, delegates are invited to an evening networking dinner on 3 October and an optional site visit in the afternoon on 4 October Kittybrewster Hydrogen Refuelling Station.

The event is being co-hosted by the European Marine Energy Centre (Orkney, Scotland) and the Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology at Stony Brook University (New York, USA) in association with the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. The workshop forms part of the new Aberdeen Hydrogen Festival and has been scheduled to follow the SHFCA Annual Conference on Wednesday 2 October.

Tickets are available for purchase from the TAP2G Eventbrite page.


Thursday 3rd October 09:00-17:30

08:15-09:00 Registration, coffee and networking
09:00-09:05 Welcome & Introduction by Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Manager at EMEC

Seminar/workshop sessions

09:05 – 09:30 Plenary Session keynote speaker: Dr Kerry-Ann Adamson, Advisian

Session 1. Market acceptance & readiness seminar/workshop

0930 – 10:00 Presentations followed by 5-10 mins Q&A
Session speaker: Dr Holger Haaf, UNIPER
10:00 – 11:15 Working group breakout session 1: Market acceptance & readiness
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee
11:45 – 12:00 Group feedback from breakout session 1: Market acceptance & readiness Quick-fire feedback

Session 2. Power-2-Gas Technology & Scale-Up seminar/workshop

12:00 – 12:30 Presentations followed by 5-10 mins Q&A
Session speaker: Matthew Knight, Siemens
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Working group breakout session 2: Electrolyser technologies, cost & scale-up.
14:45 -15:00 Group feedback from breakout session 2: Electrolyser technologies, cost & scale-up. Quick-fire feedback
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

Session 3. Power-2-Gas Systems Integration & Infrastructure seminar

15:30 – 16:00 Presentations followed by 5-10 mins Q&A
Session speaker: Dr Christian Friebe, Thuega
16:00 – 17:15 Working group breakout session 3: Systems Integration & Infrastructure

17:15- 17:30 Group feedback from breakout session 3: Systems Integration & Infrastructure. Quick-fire feedback.


Evening Dinner at Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen

Friday 4th October 09:00-14:15

Seminar/workshop sessions

Session 4. Power-2-Gas Market Pull & Demand

09:00 – 09:30 Presentations followed by 5-10 mins Q&A
Session speaker: Chris Bronsdon, Eneus Energy
Session chair: Patrick Cnubben, New Energy Coalition
09:30 – 10:45 Working group breakout session 4: Market pull & Demand.
10:45-11:15 Coffee
11:15 – 11:30 Group feedback from breakout session 4: Market pull & Demand Quick-fire feedback.

Workshop Highlights, Q&A, Actions & Next steps

11:30-12:05 Recap the key points & highlights from all 4 session (5 mins from each group, both day 1 & 2)
12:05-12:35 30 minutes Q&A
11:35-12:45 Capture key points/actions/next steps
12:45 -13:10 Closing Keynote
13:10-14:15 Networking Lunch


14:15-17:00 Optional site visit to Kittybrewster Hydrogen Refuelling Station

European Week of Regions & Cities 2019 @ Brussels
Oct 7 – Oct 10 all-day

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The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

Not to be missed:

The turn of the tide: why marine energy is tomorrow’s renewable energy | Tuesday 8 October | 1430 – 1500

Olver Wragg, Commercial Director is speaking within this session, highlighting how marine energy can contribute to the EU’s clean energy transition. Oliver will address what the industry’s major challenges in moving forward are, as well as reviewing the key successes, especially from being involved in several Interreg North-West Europe projects supporting innovation from real-sea testing.

For more information and to register, click here: #EURegionsWeek







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