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Hydrogen potential to be discussed by Frazer-Nash at UK Ports Conference

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Frazer-Nash's Stephen Livermore will take part in the panel discussion about improving sustainability and reducing emissions in ports.

Frazer-Nash Senior Consultant, Dr Stephen Livermore, will be taking part in a panel discussion about improving sustainability and reducing emissions in ports at the UK Ports Conference in July.

The company is a sponsor of the conference, which will run across four morning sessions from 5 to 8 July. Exploring the significant issues facing the ports’ sector, discussions at the event will include the impact of changing trade and shipping patterns and the introduction of freeports, as well as the role of ports in supporting offshore wind.

Decarbonisation will also be a key focus, as Commercial Marine Business Manager, Keir Gravil, explains:

“The UK Ports Conference will be considering how decarbonisation can be achieved at ports – looking at innovative ideas, shoreside changes, ship to shore power and reviewing possible fuels of the future. One of these fuels is hydrogen, which has the potential to be an important part of our future energy mix.

“Stephen has extensive experience of helping organisations uncover the potential of hydrogen. In addition to delivering studies for the UK government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy investigating the engineering challenges of converting domestic appliances to hydrogen, he is also working on Frazer-­Nash’s project with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, exploring the technical and commercial feasibility of developing a '100% Green Hydrogen Hub' on the Outer Hebrides. The panel discussion will consider how ports can achieve decarbonisation and a reduction in emissions, and look at some of the innovative ideas and challenges faced on the road to net zero – it should be a really interesting debate.”

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