Dr Sam French, Johnson Matthey

Plenary speaker 4A: Dr Sam French, Johnson Matthey

Topic: Low Carbon Hydrogen

Speaker: A representative from BEIS from the Hydrogen Economy

Date/Time: Tuesday 18 February, 13.15

Bio: Sam currently works in Business Development at Johnson Matthey, leading the development of the strategy and programme for Low Carbon Hydrogen.

Previous roles at Johnson Matthey include Technology Manager for the steam reforming catalyst and technology R&D team. After moving from R&D into Business Development, he was tasked with developing a portfolio of new opportunities for processes from new feedstocks, such as biomass, waste and renewable energy. Sam represents JM on the Hydrogen Council Executive Group, as well as a number of other organisations focused on solutions to decarbonisation.

Abstract: There is an urgent need to limit the rise in global temperatures to avoid severe environmental and societal impact. This can be expressed as a target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The provision of decarbonised hydrogen at scale is an essential step in helping to achieve net zero. Johnson Matthey’s Low Carbon Hydrogen (LCH) technology permits the needs of scale and urgency to be met.