September – October 2019

Orkney Science Festival 2019
Sep 5 – Sep 11 all-day

Orkney Science Festival

EMEC will be involved in the follwoing aspects of this year’s Orkney International Science Festival:

Elements for Energy | Thurs 5 September | 1930 – 2030 | Kirkwall Town Hall

EMEC’s Hydrogen Manager is speaking as part of a panel on a session looking at keeping atmospheric CO2 within limits using other elements of the Periodic Table; hydrgoen and lithium batteries etc.

Orkney’s Renewables Revolution | Thurs 5 September | 2100 – 2200 | Kirkwall Town Hall

Neil Keromode, Managing Director at EMEC is speaking on the progress being made in Orkney’s Renewables Revolution. Orkney leads the world in wave and tidal energy demonstration, the development of a hydrogen economy, and energy systems integration through the recently launched ReFLEX Orkney project. Neil is joined by Gareth Davies of Aquatera, and Mark Hamilton of Solo Energy.

To access the full programme, click here: OISF Programme 2019

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference @ Portland, Oregon
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day


The 14th Ocean Renewable Energy Conference 2019 will be taking place in Portland, Oregan on 11 & 12th September 2019. Hosted by the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, OREC 2019 will focus on a broad range of subjects describing the lay of the marine renewable energy landscape to laser like focus on key developments in our sector such as testing infrastructure, project updates, and Blue Economy opportunities.

Attending OREC 2019:

  • Elaine Buck, Technical Manager
  • Rob Flynn, International Development Manager

If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact: info@emec.org.uk | (0)1856 852060.

Access more information here: OREC 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.

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.

More information on EMEC’s attendance coming soon.


TAP2G | Trans-Atlantic Power to Gas Workshop (invite only) @ 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 a site visit in the afternoon on 4 October (details TBC).

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.


Thursday 3rd October 09:00-17:30

Seminar/workshop sessions

09:00 – 09:30 Plenary Session & Welcome by keynote speaker

Session 1. Market acceptance & readiness seminar/workshop

0930 – 10:00 Two 10 min presentations from EU/UK speakers – 20 mins in total, then 5-10 mins Q&A
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 Two 10 min presentations from EU/US speakers – 20 mins in total, then 5-10 mins Q&A
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 Two 10 min presentations from EU/US speakers – 20 mins in total, then 5-10 mins Q&A
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 (location TBC)

Friday 4th October 09:00-14:15

Seminar/workshop sessions

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

09:00 – 09:30 Two 10 min presentations from EU/US speakers – 20 mins in total, then 5-10 mins Q&A
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 Site Visit (TBC)

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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