Oil and Natural Gas

Webinar: Net Zero – The Wise Use of Hydrogen

Webinar: Net Zero – The Wise Use of Hydrogen
  • Date From 5th September 2023
  • Date To 5th September 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 16:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.


The properties of hydrogen will be discussed together with its safe use. The key hydrogen application sectors of heat, power, transport and energy storage will be analysed and compared with other options – principally electrification. The author will give his views on where he sees the right and wrong-headed promotion of hydrogen.


Tom Baxter, Energy Efficiency and GHG Consultant, Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde

Tom graduated from Strathclyde University in 1975 with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (first class honours). He is a Fellow of the IChemE and former member of the IChemE’s Learned Society. He started his career with ICI Petrochemicals, moved to fine chemicals with the Swiss company Ciba-Geigy before taking a position as a Process Engineer in 1980 with BNOC (British National Oil Corporation). Through privatisation and acquisitions BNOC became Britoil then BP. Here he worked as an Operations Engineer, Development Engineer and Research Manager.

In 1991 Tom left BP and joined Altra Consultants as Technical Manager. He accepted a position as Technical Director with Genesis in 1998 and became the Aberdeen Business Unit Director in 2005. He returned to his role as Technical Director on 2010, together with a position as Senior Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department at Aberdeen University, which he helped establish. Since 2003 he has been visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering at Strathclyde University.

He is currently a Chemical Engineering consultant providing energy and greenhouse gas reduction expertise.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed.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 Oil and Natural Gas Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE. 


16:00–17:15 BST.


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