IChemE- Hydrogen Talk

29th April 2021 5:45 pm

A talk to provide an overview of hydrogen technology relevant to process engineers as well as a general projects overview for the UK industry.

This presentation will provide a review of the backdrop to the UK’s commitment to Net Zero, what this means for the key energy users in the UK and how this could potentially be achieved.

The presentation will provide an overview of Johnson Matthey’s (JM) Low Carbon Hydrogen (LCH) technology for blue hydrogen production, and its ICI historical roots. It will also compare JM’s LCH against other technology options for the production of blue hydrogen. Finally the presentation will talk through how LCH fits into both the HyNet and Acorn projects.

JM’ s LCH technology was the winner of the IChemE Global Awards in the Energy category.


Bill Cotton, Low Carbon Hydrogen Development Manager, Johnson Matthey

Bill is a chemical engineer who has spent thirty years covering eleven different roles in the synthesis gas industry and started to work for ICI in 1991, and subsequently worked with Broken Hill Proprietary Company, Methanex and presently Johnson Matthey (JM). Bill has worked in a range of roles including direct customer support, licensing, plant operation and is presently working as JM’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Development Manager.

In this role, Bill is responsible for the Low Carbon Hydrogen (LCH) technology for the production of blue hydrogen, development of the technology, engaging with prospective operators and the UK government and delivery of JM Basic Engineering Package for the HyNet and Acorn projects.

Bill is a Fellow of the IChemE.

James Watt, Hydrogen/CCUS Consultant, WSP

James works at WSP as a Hydrogen / CCUS consultant.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Teesside Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

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