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John Haynes - Managing Director, NEXT GEN Marine / Workshop Lead

John has led a broad range of maritime working groups, workshops and conferences. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, equipment manufacturers & boat builders. He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Technical papers and specialist articles on future requirements and new technology for international…


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Hydrogen Fuel & Energy for Ships & Boats - From Ammonia & Methanol to Gas & Solid State

Prof Alasdair Cairns – Chair of Propulsion Systems, University of Nottingham

Professor of Mechanical Engineering with a background in low carbon propulsion systems within both academia and industry. Member of the Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group. Expertise includes, hybrid powertrain systems integration, powertrain thermal management (e-machine, batteries, IC engines), low carbon IC engines and fuels (heavy duty and light duty, H2, ammonia, biofuel), advanced combustion systems (HCCI/CAI, turbulent jet ignition, dual fuel), advanced electric machines (design, operation, manufacture). Former positions include Deputy Head of Mechanical Engineering Department and Professor of Automotive Engineering, Brunel University…


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Vessel Design for Safe Integration of Hydrogen and its Derivatives

Dr. Thomas Beard – Senior Analysis Engineer, BMT UK

Dr. Tom Beard is a senior analysis engineer at BMT and looks after alternative fuels for the UK Defence business. He is also a member of both the Maritime UK and National Maritime Hydrogen working groups, with a focus on the safe integration of alternative fuels. He has several years experience in the maritime sector and a doctorate in Hydrogen Safety from Loughborough University, focusing on using CFD to predict behaviour and consequences from accidental releases.  …


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Developing Fuel Cells for Maritime and Inland Waterway Applications

Dr Cedric Rouaud – Director Fuel Cell Systems, Bramble Energy

Dr. Cedric Rouaud is Director of fuel cell systems since March 2022 in Bramble Energy which is a UK based fuel cell company that manufactures PCB fuel cell stacks and systems. He was previously working in Ricardo for 13.5 years in the thermal and energy management domains for electrified propulsion systems including fuel cells, battery, electric motor and power electronics. He began his professional career in Renault passenger car OEM as a research thermal engineer in 2000, while fulfilling his doctorate diploma in the University of Poitiers on thermal management…


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Developing Mobile Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Marine Operations

Trevor Jasper – Director of Advanced Research and Development - Low Carbon Technologies, CMB.Tech

Trevor is Head of Advanced Research and Engineering at CMB.TECH, aiming to develop low- and zero-carbon technologies for maritime, non-road mobile machinery (port-side equipment) and on-road vehicles (port delivery vehicles). Trevor has been developing hydrogen-powered vehicles for over 15 years. Formerly Roush Europe, then Revolve, now CMB.TECH, the engineering team based in Brentwood, Essex (UK) led by Paul Turner and Trevor Jasper, have pioneered the dual-fuel combustion approach to decarbonisation as a transition technology that can…


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Practical Hydrogen Fuel Technology for Internal Combustion Engines

Ed Newman - Chief Engineer, Clean Air Power

Ed Newman is Chief Engineer at Clean Air Power. Leading development of injectors and valves running on a wide variety of fuels. Spear heading the development and supply of injectors for Hydrogen and Ammonia. Applications that include  ICE, fuel cell and gas turbines. Ed has a background in developing diesel injection systems for Delphi (Borg Warner) and Denso. Along with working for JCB in engine development. Developing injections systems for a multitude of challenging environments with customers like John Deere, Volvo, DAF and Penta. Experience…


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International Hydrogen Strategies are Evolving / Vessels go from Concepts to Applications

Albert Willemsen – Environment & Sustainability Lead / Former ICOMIA - International Marine Industry Association

Albert has been Environment & Sustainability Manager of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) since 2005. He qualified as an engineer within aerospace and later with automotive experience. He started working in 1972 at the Department of Defence (Naval Airforce) followed by the aerospace industry in the Netherlands, ESA Europe and finally project management for developing test equipment of the F16 together with General Dynamics. Since 1988 he has been active in…


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Lloyd’s Register view on Hydrogen Rules & Guidance

Peter Van de Graaf - Decarbonisation Business Development Manager, Lloyd’s Register Marine

Peter Van de Graaf joined Lloyd’s Register in 1989 as a Surveyor and became Surveyor in charge 2008, primarily responsible for marine operations in LR’s Flushing and Antwerp offices and supporting Clients in this area. From 1 July 2021 he took the role of “Decarbonisation Business Development Manager”, supporting projects and Clients in Nord Europe. Before joining LR, Peter Van de Graaf served onboard a variety of ship types for 9 years, first as Marine Engineer and then as Chief Engineer. Since 2012,…


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ABS - American Bureau of Shipping view on Hydrogen Rules & Guidance

Kirk Waltz - Director, Government Services Business Development - Clean Energy Transition, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Kirk Waltz is an Environmental Engineer with fifteen plus years of experience as an environmental consultant in heavy industry. His consulting work has included supporting regulatory agencies, water resources infrastructure, remediation in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, and decarbonization in the maritime industry.  His work has spanned the industry carbon lifecycle from wellfield extraction, refining, energy production, propulsion to disposal, capture and sequestration. Kirk is the capture lead for ABS’s contribution to the Department of Energy’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Earthshot focused on the development of demonstration project opportunities…


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RINA view on Hydrogen Rules & Guidance

Kai Reichelt - Business Development Manager Testing, RINA

Following military service Kai started his career as an electronics technician in 1997. He changed to sea shipping in 2000. Further education up to 2008, including Marine Engineer at Management Level, was followed by roles as Superintendent for Bulk Carriers and Container Vessels from 2008 to 2016. The role as Superintendent included the takeover of new buildings, plus the establishment and leading of a site office in Cyprus. The position as Technical and Engineering Leader in a Cocoa Factory for over 5 years enabled discovery of a new field of…


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