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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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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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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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Trevor Jasper – Engineering Manager - 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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Peter Van de Graaf - Decarbonisation BD 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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