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Professional Development Credit Hours


Nigel Harris is a director and principal consultant at Kingston Energy Consulting, which he founded with Mary Jackson in 2002. He has been helping energy traders to analyse and understand the markets for over 25 years, initially as a developer of market analysis software systems, and more recently as a consultant. At Kingston Energy Consulting, his main focus is on providing education and information transfer to participants in the energy trading business, through instructor-led classroom training, web-based training development, research projects, workshops, briefings and research-based report writing. In his work with Mennta Energy Solutions, he has created a library of new instructor-led and web-based courses on European gas and power markets and trading. In 2005, he worked with Mary Jackson to develop the popular Oil Trading Orientation course, which has since been presented at venues all over the world. He has also extensively revised and updated many existing courses on derivatives, hedging and risk management.  He regularly presents this material both at public venues and as in-house, often customised, courses. He is co-author of a series of highly regarded reports on European natural gas trading and has also contributed to reports on power markets and oil trading. In previous roles, he was a key member of the team that initially designed and developed Saladin’s innovative Petroleum Analysis Workstation, a system that became an industry standard for historical price analysis during the 1990s and remained in use in the industry for two decades. During this period, he worked closely and extensively with oil and gas traders around the world to understand their information and analytical requirements. He also spent some years as an independent consultant, working mainly with software and information providers to help them better understand the oil and gas trading sectors.


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Hydrogen’s Role in Decarbonization (VIRTUAL) - IHE

Course Schedule

Date Time Location Price* Registration Deadline**
19-21 Jun 2024
10:00am-12:30pm (New York) / 15:00-17:30 (London)
Zoom: Americas to Europe
USD 1,805 (IHE-VILTNA24-06)
23 May 2024

*Prices do not include VAT, GST, or any other local taxes. All applicable taxes will be added to the invoice.
**Please register by the deadline to help us ensure sufficient attendance and avoid postponing the course.

Course Summary

Hydrogen’s Role in Decarbonization is a VIRTUAL classroom course presented by the energy training experts at Mennta Energy Solutions.

This workshop is designed to supply the basic knowledge you need to distinguish the hope from the hype in all the current talk about hydrogen as a carbon-free energy carrier.

Topics explored during the course include the properties of hydrogen and how they hold out both promises and challenges.  You will find out how hydrogen can be produced, stored, transported and put to useful work.  The course explores the current and potential end-use applications for hydrogen, the nature of today’s existing hydrogen economy and the very different projected future hydrogen economy of 2030 and beyond.

Your learning from the class will be reinforced and extended by participation in case studies and discussion exercises in small groups, and by quiz and poll questions designed to get you thinking about issues such as the scale of existing and planned hydrogen use.

This virtual solution is comprised of three live instructor-led sessions hosted on state-of-the-art training software with video, audio, chat, live polls, breakout sessions and much more!

Who Should Attend?

Class delegates include anyone who is interested in learning about hydrogen and how its applications can support a decorbonizing world.

Course Content

Roles for hydrogen in a decarbonising world

  • Hydrogen’s physical properties
  • Types of hydrogen
    • “green”, “blue”, “grey” and other classes

Technology of hydrogen production

  • Reforming of Methane
  • Electrolysis of Water
  • Efficiency, GHG emissions and water use

Transportation and storage of hydrogen

  • Pipeline, road, rail and marine transport
  • Above ground and underground storage
  • Alternative modes: compressed gas, liquid, or hydrogen carriers

Hydrogen in the natural gas network

  • Addition of hydrogen to natural gas
  • Replacement of natural gas with hydrogen

Technology for using hydrogen

  • Fuel cells
  • Combustion
  • Chemical synthesis

Demand-side applications

  • Industrial use (heat, metals and chemicals)
  • Space heating
  • Road, rail, aviation and marine transport
  • Energy storage and power generation

The existing hydrogen economy

  • Current production and use of hydrogen

The new hydrogen economy

  • Proposed new uses for hydrogen
  • Cost and other issues
  • Major players

Promotion of hydrogen

  • Hydrogen Council and its vision
  • Other international, national, and state programs

Hydrogen projects

  • Recent deployments
  • Proposed green and blue hydrogen projects
  • Steel industry projects

Hydrogen Policies and Commitments

  • National decarbonization plans and hydrogen strategies
  • Key Asian, European, and other approaches

Hydrogen’s role in decarbonization, revisited

  • Decarbonization options
  • Efficiency pathways for hydrogen use
  • Possible roadmaps for hydrogen
  • Key targets for hydrogen
  • Issues to overcome in hydrogen rollout

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