Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for low-carbon fuels: emission reduction, innovation and UK policy priorities

Morning, Tuesday, 12th February 2019

Central London


This conference will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the next steps for the low-carbon fuels sector and priorities for reducing transport emissions.

Delegates will discuss what more can be done to support the use of advanced low-carbon fuels across passenger vehicles, freight, aviation and shipping - in the context of the Government’s Road to Zero Strategy, which sets out plans to reduce emissions and provide policy and funding incentives to encourage the production of advanced low-carbon fuels.

Following the publication of the Bioeconomy strategy: 2018 to 2030 discussion will consider what more is needed to support the growth of a vibrant low-carbon fuels sector with discussion expected on investor confidence, infrastructure needs and how to translate research into outcomes.

Further sessions examine the innovation landscape, research priorities and the potential for the competitions such as the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight and Hydrogen for Transport in engaging the aviation and heavy duty vehicle sectors.

Keynote Speaker

Rachel Solomon Williams

Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport

Keynote Speakers

Celine Cluzel

Director, Element Energy

Rachel Solomon Williams

Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport


Andy Cornell

Finance and Commercial Director, Go Green Fuels

Christopher Snelling

Head of UK Policy, Freight Transport Association

Gaynor Hartnell

Head of Renewable Transport Fuels, Renewable Energy Association

Gloria Esposito

Head of Projects, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Professor Kevin Anderson

Deputy Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Chair, Energy and Climate Change, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester

Rob Wood

Chief Executive Officer, Gasrec

Professor Marcus Newborough

Member, Executive Committee, UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and Development Director, ITM Power

Dr Thom Koller

Dr Thom Koller, Senior Policy Manager

Dr Sean Simpson

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, LanzaTech

Liv Harder

Investment Manager, The Ingenious Group

Carl Bayliss

Head of Electric Vehicle & Energy Services Business Development, Nissan Motor Co. (GB)