Master your maritime decarbonisation journey


05 July 2023




Clean energy

Energy and environment


Net Zero




09:30 (United Kingdom, London)

Master your maritime decarbonisation journey
Wednesday 5 July 2023
Ricardo Technical Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Coinciding with Sustainability Week at Shoreham Port, Ricardo is hosting an event for the maritime sector focusing on marine and land decarbonisation technologies.

The event will focus on how the sector can reduce environmental impacts and deliver sustainable growth with workshops on key topics including alternative technologies and fuels and how the right investments will help on the journey to decarbonisation.

Including hands on technology visits around our facilities at Ricardo’s Technical Centre, exploring new and cutting-edge technologies in alternative fuels and propulsion options which will meet the decarbonisation challenges in the maritime sector and deliver sustainable growth. We will also discuss funding options and overcoming barriers in facilitated workshops.

Venue:  Ricardo Technical Centre, Old Shoreham Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FG
Times:  9:30 – 15:30 with lunch and refreshments provided

Why should you attend?
• Address industry challenges and how to overcome them
• Explore funding options and sources for next steps
• Connect and network with other maritime stakeholders
• A unique opportunity to explore decarbonisation hands on at Ricardo’s technical centre
• A live update from the International Maritime Organisation on the decarbonisation challenge.

Who should attend
• CEO / Financial Directors / Operations Directors / ESG Director or manager / Harbour Masters. The event is for UK and international ports

Throughout the day you will learn about real-life solutions to global decarbonisation challenges. It's a unique opportunity for stakeholders to get together, adding real value to the future of decarbonisation and technology which can help on your journey.


09:30 - 10:00

Registration and refreshments

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome to the day - Jon Gibbard, Practice Director Energy Decarbonisation, Ricardo

10:05 - 10:35

The challenges for the marine sector

-       Tim Scarbrough, Director of Maritime, Ricardo.

-       Adrian Greaney, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Ricardo

-       Graeme Maclean, Principal Consultant, Ricardo

10:35 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 12:00

Site visit and talks - vehicles, vessels and decarbonisation solutions

a.    H2 fuel cells (bus conversion)

-       Adrian Greaney, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Ricardo

-       Joanna Richart, Hydrogen Product Strategy, Ricardo

b.    H2 Internal combustion (Ricardo’s own H2 engine)

c.     EV vehicles and infrastructure 

-       Richard Gordon, Head of R&D, Ricardo

d.    H2 infrastructure 

-       Kieran Fribbens, BD and Proposal Lead, Ricardo

12:00 - 12:10

Coffee break

12:10 - 12:35

Case Study and Q&A: Shoreham Port Green Energy Hub

-       Tom Willis, Chief Executive, Shoreham Port

-       Katherine Frangos, Project Manager, H2Green 

12:35 - 13:15

Lunch and networking

13:15 - 14:00

Sustainable fuel and infrastructure options

a.    Liquid hydrogen vessel case study
Kim Nguyen, Project Engineer, Norled AS

b.    Fuels infrastructure

-       Graeme Maclean, Principal Consultant, Ricardo

c.     Powering the journey to decarbonisation

-       Olivia Carpenter-Lomax, Head of Sustainable Energy Systems, Ricardo

d.    Comparison of technologies

-       Adrian Greaney, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Ricardo

-       Panel Q&A for all speakers (13 mins)

14:00 - 14:40

Workshop session: Opportunities, barriers, risks and how to overcome these challenges

1.    Use cases – land & marine - Jon Gibbard

2.    Operations & maintenance - Adrian Greaney

3.    Providing power to ports & vessels – Olivia Carpenter-Lomax

4.    Charging & fuelling – Graeme MacLean

5.    Safety – Joanna Richart & Jon Lang

6.    Skills – Tim Scarbrough

14:40 - 14:50

Funding options - Green finance for Maritime & Government Innovation funding

-       Matthew Moss, Maritime Sustainable Transport Senior Consultant, Ricardo

14:50 - 15:00

Wrap-up, summary of the day, the next steps - Jon Gibbard, Practice Director Energy Decarbonisation, Ricardo


Coffee and networking

-       Optional McLaren manufacturing line tour

-       Optional: try out the VR in the centenary centre


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