Leeds will host the 4th UK CCUS and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit this month
The city of Leeds is celebrating being chosen as the host city for the 4th UK Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit, as the conference prepares to take place outside of Birmingham for the first time in three years.
The conference, which will be hosted at Elland Road, the home of Leeds United Football Club on the 21st and 22nd of March, will welcome over 450 delegates including Government officials, regulators, leading academia and service companies to discuss hydrogen and its potential to reduce carbon emissions.
The conference follows a series of projects taking place in Leeds to fuel the switch to renewable energy. This includes H21 Leeds City Gate, a suite of vital gas industry projects situated in the city that have brought together specialists from across the energy sector to prove that the gas network can safely transport hydrogen and to build the foundations to deliver the network in the future. A dedicated project office has been launched in Leeds to deliver innovation projects, which includes the movement of the UK gas grid conversion to zero-carbon hydrogen.
Leeds is also leading the way in green conferencing, with 19 venues in the city securing green accreditations and many more outlining sustainability targets within their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), which supports Leeds City Council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 and the conference industry’s aim for carbon neutrality by 2050.
Those attending the conference in March will hear from key decision makers in the industry to review the strategies to ensure the UK hits its NetZero targets and explore the opportunities for hydrogen to develop the UK’s green energy source. The conference will welcome 43 exhibitors and notable speakers including Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive, CCSA and Antony Green, Hydrogen Director, National Grid.
The summit will kick off with a networking event on the 20th of March, with a further evening drinks reception held on the 21st to offer another opportunity for businesses to forge new relationships.
Callum Flynn, Director at Chameleon Events said: “We’re really looking forward to holding the 4th UK CCUS and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit in Leeds this year. Leeds has made huge progress with projects like H21 Leeds City Gate, which are significant in developing renewable energy, specifically the switch to zero-carbon hydrogen.
“We’re excited to welcome our delegates to meet like-minded individuals, to explore collaboration with thriving businesses from within the sector and experience the vibrant city of Leeds and all it has to offer.”
Claire Heap, Head of Conference Leeds commented: “We’re delighted to welcome the UK CCUS and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit to Leeds for the first time! Leeds is making huge strides in the area of green energy, especially Hydrogen, so it feels fitting to bring together delegates from the industry to discuss important research, policy and strategies for the UK’s green energy mission.”
The 4th UK CCUS and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit runs from the 21st – 22nd March 2023 at Elland Road. You can find out more about attending the conference by visiting: www.chameleonevents.co.uk/events/4th-uk-ccus-hydrogen-decarbonisation-summit-projects-innovation