Transition to a low-carbon, low-pollution and resource-efficient economy is a priority Canada and the UK. The task at hand requires significant changes to how we create and consume energy, including to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The good news is that record capital flows are moving into cleaner energy alternatives as the impacts of climate change become more evident and the policy response to it, more robust.

Comprising both government officials and representatives from the private sector, partnerships have been established to advance clean innovation. Electrification, hydrogen and CCUS are high value industrial carbon mitigation sectors in Canada and the UK, with potentially significant global export and commercial partnership opportunities. The UK is a growing and high potential destination for Canadian exports, business activity and joint research and project delivery. By creating the right conditions – through policy, regulation, and funding – both governments are working to foster R&D and encourage investment in hydrogen and CCUS. The private sector plays the central role in the commercialization and cost-effectiveness of the hydrogen and CCUS sectors and clean energy breakthroughs.

Canada UK Energy Summit – Industrial Decarbonization
Wednesday, October 19th at Canada House, London

The 10th annual Canada UK Energy Summit will gather Canadian companies with their UK counterparts to explore industrial decarbonization collaboration and export opportunities for low carbon electrification, hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS). One hundred pre-qualified company representatives will be invited to participate, in addition to twenty-five Canadian and British government representative who are responsible for the advancement of policy frameworks in the aforementioned areas. The Summit will include a business ‘mission’ of Canadian SMEs who will attend the event and present during the afternoon pitch session.

A principal aim of the Summit is to expand export opportunities for Canadian firms into the UK market and strengthen bilateral commercial cooperation. The Summit will cover the following key themes:

  • Security and transition: Can a Canada UK energy partnership be a model for the world?
  • Industrial decarbonization: The role of electrification and hydrogen in a clean energy transition
  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

Why attend?

  • Hear from sector leaders on industrial decarbonisation developments in the British and Canadian markets.
  • Learn about R&D and commercial opportunities, including for next generation technologies and applications.
  • Explore linking industrial hydrogen and CCUS hubs in Canada and the UK with a goal of strengthening supply chains and commercial collaboration and policy alignment.
  • Gain access to dedicated business networking sessions.

The conference will also include a “pitch” session, where Canadian entrepreneurs can present to delegates on how their hydrogen and CCUS technology solutions have the potential to solve real business problems.

Participation

  • The Summit gathered eighty pre-qualified company representatives from Canada and the UK, including SMEs in the hydrogen and CCUS supply chains. Representatives from the principle hydrogen and fuel cell associations and CCUS bodies in Canada and the UK will also attend.
  • Twenty senior government officials from Canada and the UK will participate. The Summit will feature speakers on government partnerships in in industrial decarbonization that assist the expansion of trade and investment between Canada and the UK

Summit Co-Hosts

Summit Partners

Speakers

Jason Langrish

Jason Langrish

President, The Energy Roundtable
Julia Pyke

Julia Pyke

Nuclear Development Director, Sizewell C, EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd.

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Programme

Wednesday, October 19 – Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London

 MC Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable
12:30 pm Registration and light lunch  
 1:10 pm Opening remarks by H.E. Ralph Goodale, Canadian High Commissioner
1:15 pm Keynote address: Security and transition: Can a Canada UK energy partnership be a model for the world?
1:35 pm Government frameworks and what it means for industry
The Canadian and British Governments are working together to advance the development of hydrogen and CCUS technologies and projects; notably, to decarbonize industrial sectors whilst protecting, and creating, jobs. The panel will examine how Canada and the UK are creating the conditions to foster and encourage investment into the transition to a low carbon industrial economy. The session will include a review of recent initiatives to support transition in the hydrogen and CCUS spaces, including efforts to align regulatory and approvals processes and scale industry.
2:15 pm Industrial decarbonization: The role of hydrogen in a clean energy transition
Hydrogen is enjoying unprecedented political and business momentum. Now is the time to scale up technologies and bring down costs to allow hydrogen to become widely used; notably, in decarbonizing industrial clusters. Hydrogen and energy have a long-shared history. But for hydrogen to make a significant contribution to clean energy transitions, it needs to be adopted in sectors where it is almost completely absent, such as transport, buildings, and power generation. Supplying hydrogen to industrial users is now a major business around the world. Demand for hydrogen, which has grown more than threefold since 1975, continues to rise – almost entirely supplied from fossil fuels. Consequently, production of hydrogen is responsible for CO2 emissions of around 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to the CO2 emissions of the United Kingdom and Indonesia combined. The panel will examine the roll out of hydrogen projects in Canada and the UK and the potential to deepen cooperation in this emerging sector.
3:00 pm Networking break  
3:20 pm Keynote address: Linking industrial clusters in Canada and the UK
3:45 pm Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)
Strengthened climate goals and new investment incentives are delivering unprecedented momentum for CCUS, with plans for more than 100 new facilities announced in 2021. CCUS technologies will play an important role in meeting net zero targets, including as one of few solutions to tackle emissions from heavy industry and to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Although recent progress is encouraging, the planned pipeline of projects would fall well short of delivering the 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 capture capacity deployed by 2030 in the Net Zero by 2050 scenario. The panel will discuss how to advance projects in Canada and the UK and explore the collaboration between the two territories.
4:30 pm Pitch Sessions
This session is a juncture for Canadian entrepreneurs to pitch delegates on how their energy technology solutions have the potential to solve real business problems. This portion of the programme will feature up to eight companies making presentations to the audience.
5:45 pm Close  
6:00-8:00 pm  Networking reception
 

About the Summit organisers

The Canada UK Energy Summit is an initiative of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business (CERT). Founded in 1999, CERT has served as the private sector architect of the Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CERT), of which the Canada UK relationship represents the largest commercial component. CERT and it’s sister organization The Energy Roundtable, help define the Canadian energy sector’s role in domestic affairs and in global energy markets. Our annual conference series gather leaders from the energy sector to review industry developments, facilitate networking and explore business opportunities. For further information consult:

The Energy Roundtable

Canada Europe Roundtable for Business