“The Future of Hydrogen in Scotland”
- with Stuart Mckay (Head of Hydrogen Policy) Scottish Government

Scotland has a strong track record for advancing hydrogen technologies and demonstrating its production and use in island and mainland projects.

As a nation, we have the opportunity and capability to benefit from the transition away from fossil fuels and produce large volumes of clean hydrogen which will not only help reduce Scotland’s emissions and support meeting Scotland’s challenging greenhouse gas emissions targets, but will also allow Scotland to develop a role as an exporter of hydrogen to other partner nations and to create and protect jobs and provide economic benefit for Scotland.  We have the resources, the assets, the people and the ambition to achieve this.

The Scottish Government published its Hydrogen Policy Statement in December 2020 committing to make hydrogen a key element of Scotland’s decarbonisation plans.

This session will describe and discuss the roles that hydrogen could play in our vital energy transition and the scale of economic growth and supply chain development which hydrogen presents.


Hydrogen – which emits no carbon dioxide – can be used as an alternative to natural gas to transfer and store energy and could replace fossil fuels in industrial processes, internal combustion engines and homes. £100 million funding will be invested in the Hydrogen sector in Scotland.

Scottish Government Hydrogen Policy Statement  was published on 21st December 2020 with accompanying research:

• Scottish Hydrogen Assessment Report

• Scottish Offshore Wind to Green Hydrogen Opportunity Assessment

• Deep Decarbonisation Pathways for Scottish Industries Study


Video Conference
Thu 18 Feb 2021 | 5:00 PM - Video Conference
“The Future of Hydrogen in Scotland”, - with Stuart Mckay (Head of Hydrogen Policy) Scottish Government

By Video Conference

Our Speaker

Stuart comes from a background of project and operational management in air, rail and road freight transport logistics. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and spent several years lecturing in project management, business policy and operations management.

He joined the Scottish Government in 2005 to manage major rail projects then moved into Energy Consents.

Stuart spent time as Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth before returning to the Scottish Government Energy Directorate as Head of CCS policy.

He is now Head of Hydrogen Policy for the Scottish Government and leading the development policy in this exciting and ambitious area.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event will now be delivered by webinar using the ‘Zoom’ Video Conferencing facility.

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Questions of our speaker will be handled by our Chair Nicola Gordon through the ‘Q&A’ facility on ‘Zoom’.

We ask all delegates to ‘mute’ their microphones to avoid background noise and disruptions to our speaker.


4.50PM – Delegates join the webinar
5PM – Update from SEF Exec Sec.
5.05PM – Introduction of our speaker by Chair Nicola Gordon.
5.10PM – Presentation.
5.45PM – Q&A through Zoom . Managed by SEF Chair Nicola Gordon.
6.25PM – Vote of Thanks.

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