Global & Sector Opportunities for all forms of Hydrogen and Vessel Updates

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. Voted Seawork Maritime Professional of the Year. Technical papers…

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The Potential of Green Ammonia and Methanol to Decarbonise Commercial Vessels

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…

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HyJet - Hydrogen Jet Ignition for High Performance Vessels

Jonathan Hall - Head of Research & Advanced Engineering, MAHLE Powertrain Ltd

Jonathan Hall is Chief Engineer for Research and advanced engineering at MAHLE Powertrain, where he is responsible for leading a team of highly skilled engineers who are engaged in developing technologies to enhance electrified mobility, as well as advanced combustion systems for renewable and zero carbon fuels. Jonathan studied Mechanical Engineering at Coventry University. He has worked within powertrain consultancy for over 20 years having joined MAHLE Powertrain on the graduate scheme and has considerable experience gained from many challenging powertrain projects to develop cutting-edge technology for customers across the…

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Green Corridors and US Government Investment in Clean Energy

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…

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Lessons from First Ports and Vessels using Hydrogen and Dual Fuel Engines

Jamie Warner - Business Development Manager, CMB.TECH

Jamie Warner is the Business Development Manager for CMB.TECH, who are the cleantech division of CMB, a diverse shipping and logistics group with the aim of reaching a net-zero fleet before the IMO 2050 target date. Based in the UK, Jamie has 14 years’ experience in operations, product development and sustainability from the Energy and automotive/technology sectors. Having joined CMB.TECH at the start of 2022, Jamie is responsible for developing their product portfolio, new projects and commercial relationships to further the use of hydrogen in shipping, ports and heavy industry.…

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International Hydrogen Strategies are Evolving / Opportunities for New Vessel Builders & Refit Yards

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

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…

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Why Hydrogen and Derivatives are now being considered as Alternative Energy for Ferries

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…

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Lloyd’s Register view on Hydrogen Guidance and Rules

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…

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Update from US Activity and ABS Requirements for Hydrogen Fueled Vessels

Meg Dowling – Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Meg Dowling is an Engineer in the Machinery, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of ABS Corporate Technology. Meg joined ABS in 2019 as an Aspire Rotational Engineer, where she gained company-wide experiences with various projects and departments. She now works on subjects related to sustainable shipping initiatives and alternative energy options for maritime decarbonization. She is the main author of the ABS Sustainability Whitepapers “Biofuels as Marine Fuel” and “Hydrogen as Marine Fuel” published in 2021 to support ship owners and operators…

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