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Decarbonising the North West - CNW Webinar Briefing January 2022


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Join our Chemicals Northwest Webinar Briefing at 2.00pm on 27 January 2022

HyNet North West is the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation project. Hynet will unlock a low carbon future through reducing carbon dioxide emissions, it will provide low carbon power for industry and transport and heat for NW homes and businesses.

Targets have been agreed with Government and funding released.  Actual and measurable benefit will be generated sooner than you might think.  From 2025, HyNet will produce, store and distribute low carbon hydrogen as well as capture and lock up carbon dioxide emissions from industry, and by the end of the decade, HyNet will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10 million tonnes every year – the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off the road. This will create and maintain thousands of local jobs, enabling long-term sustainability for businesses and financial security for communities.  

What’s on offer and how can chemical companies benefit?  

The project reaches across the North West and North Wales.  With its history of bold innovation and rich industrial heritage, the region is perfectly placed to lead the low carbon energy transition. 

  • Chemical companies and those in their supply chains are integral to the plans, join us to learn more about the opportunities and why all of us should ultimately benefit. 
  • This is an opportunity to hear the very latest developments from those leading the initiative and on what is happening right now to help meet Net Zero aspirations. 
  • Chemicals Northwest will host the seminar on Microsoft Teams for member and associated companies.
  • Please note: copies of slides will only be made available to participating companies.

Please register your interest by booking on to the event, using the panel on the left hand side.


We are delighted to introduce the following senior speakers.  All speakers are available to answer questions following their presentations.  The session will start promptly at 2.00pm on Thursday 27 January.

David Parkin, Director, Progressive Energy

David is a recognised industry leader in the development of low carbon energy infrastructure and joined Progressive Energy as a director in 2019. As Network Strategy Director for National Grid Gas (subsequently Cadent), he led the formation of the Future of Gas programme which first set out a strategy for decarbonisation of heat and led to the development of numerous projects in the sector, including the HyDeploy and HyNet hydrogen projects. A chartered engineer, David spent the early part of his career at BAE Systems / Airbus, before moving to Atkins in 2008, where he became Director of Power and Renewables. David holds degrees from Cambridge, Warwick and MIT.

Richard Stevenson, Inovyn

Richard represents INOVYN in the HyNet Project, providing salt cavern hydrogen storage.  Richard is on the steering group of NW Hydrogen Alliance. Inovyn (part of the Ineos group) employ 4,200 people and manufacture raw materials for industrial sectors as diverse as automotive; construction; paints, food, healthcare, textiles and water treatment.

Joseph Howe

Among Joe’s many regional and national roles focussing on clean energy, Professor Joe Howe, Executive Director of the Thornton Energy Institute at the University of Chester, is Chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance. NWHA is a new industrial partnership backing the region’s primary hydrogen economy bid.

Free to attend for members of CNW. 

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