HUGE Webinar: Scotland – Transitioning from Oil and Gas Industry

HUGE Webinar: Scotland – Transitioning from Oil and Gas Industry

The Hydrogen Utilization & Green Energy (HUGE) project would like to invite you to attend their 5th event – the first one of 2022.


The Hydrogen Utilization & Green Energy (HUGE) project, funded by the INTERREG Northern Periphery and Arctic programme, led by ERI, NHC UHI, would like to invite you to attend our upcoming event  ‘Scotland transitioning from oil& gas industry The case for green hydrogen Tickets, Thu 20 Jan 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite. We are excited to be hosting our first webinar for the new year on the 20/01/22 at 10:00 am.

Our online seminars aim to transfer the knowledge of hydrogen technologies to the wide audience, including industry stakeholders, end-users and government agencies from a vast area in Europe. HUGE is part of the Hydrogen Triple Alliance (HTA), an association of three EU-funded projects (HUGE, SEAFUEL & GenComm) supported by Interreg programs that combine experience and knowledge from a wide range of organisations. The HTA is designed to disseminate the opportunities that hydrogen technologies offer, especially Northern Periphery and Arctic regions, Northwest Europe & the Atlantic area,  

We have organized several webinars on green hydrogen utilization and you can check them out on here –

About The Webinar

At the end of 2020 the Scottish Government released the Hydrogen Policy Statement setting out a clear ambition of 5GW installed hydrogen production capacity by 2030 and 25GW by 2045. Late in 2021 they followed up with the Hydrogen Action Plan which sets out the necessary actions over the next five years to implement the key policy positions and ambitions set out in our Hydrogen Policy Statement.

With a long history of oil and gas extraction in the North Sea, and skills and expertise exported across the world, Scotland has a hydrocarbon heritage which is pivoting over to a green hydrogen economy. Existing oil and gas and energy supply chains aim to transfer many of the critical engineering and management skills important to establishing the stable and secure production of affordable large-scale hydrogen, vital for ensuring a Just Transition to Net-Zero.

This webinar will explore the broad theme of scaling up hydrogen in Scotland and utilising oil and gas infrastructure, skills, and expertise, before finishing with a moderated panel discussion with the three speakers.

The webinar will finish with the launch of the HUGE Project Hydrogen Hotspot Map.


10:00 – 10:10 ‘Introduction to HUGE Project’ – Desislava Todorova, ERI, NHC UHI

10:10 – 10:30 ‘Scaling up hydrogen across Scotland’ – Dr Nigel Homes, Chief Executive of Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA)

10:30 – 10:50 ‘Cromarty Firth- An upcoming Renewable Energy Hub’ – Mina Hanna, Manager Powerhouse UHI

10:50 – 11:10 ‘ORION Clean Energy Project: A Just Transition’, Joe Najdutch, Future Energy Project Manager the ORION Project

11:10 – 11:40 Q&A Panel with speakers – Moderator Magnus Davidson ERI, NHC UHI

11:40 – 12:00 ‘Launch of HUGE Hydrogen Hotspot Map’ – Aaron Kernohan, Action Renewables