Chris Manson-Whitton

CEO, Progressive Energy

A respected industry leader and low carbon energy expert, focussed on taking innovative technologies from concept to deployment, achieved through whole system thinking and building consortia for delivery. Instrumental in the inception and development of HyNet, the UK’s leading Industrial Decarbonisation Cluster which will deliver 10 million tpa of CO2 storage this decade. Formed Vertex Hydrogen, developing the UK’s most advanced large scale low carbon hydrogen facility. With Cadent conceived, developed and overseeing management of HyDeploy, the world-leading hydrogen to grid project, which has delivered a blend of hydrogen to 650 homes on the public gas network, safely clearing regulatory barriers, engaging with consumers, and installing equipment on the ground. A long track record in renewables, particularly biomass and waste derived biofuels, unlocking GGR projects being delivered in HyNet. He is Chair of the Supergen Bioenergy Hub Advisory Board and is a respected advisor on a number of expert groups and panels, holds a number of patents and is author of scientific and technical papers. Chris spent the early part of his career with Ove Arup and AEA Technology at Harwell and holds a Doctorate from the University of Oxford & Engineering Masters from the University of Cambridge.

Speaking at: Systems