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Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Evidence is published online at https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1083/role-of-batteries-and-fuel-cells-in-achieving-net-zero/publications/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Evidence received by the Committee is listed below in chronological order of oral evidence session and in alphabetical order. Those witnesses marked with ** gave both oral evidence and written evidence. Those marked with * gave oral evidence and did not submit any written evidence. All other witnesses submitted written evidence only.

Oral evidence in chronological order

*

Professor Nigel Brandon OBE, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

QQ 1–19

**

Professor Pam Thomas, CEO, The Faraday Institution

*

Amer Gaffar, Director of Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University

*

Professor Mauro Pasta, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials, University of Oxford

*

Professor Serena Corr, Chair in Functional Nanomaterials, and Director of Research, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield

QQ 20–31

*

Professor Paul Shearing, Professor in Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL)

*

Dr Jerry Barker, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Faradion Ltd

**

Dr Melanie Loveridge, Associate Professor, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick

*

Professor Andrea Russell, Professor of Physical Electrochemistry, University of Southampton

QQ 32–48

*

Professor Anthony Kucernak, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London

*

Professor John Irvine, Professor, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews

*

Tony Harper, Industrial Strategy Challenge Director, Faraday Battery Challenge at UKRI, Innovate UK

QQ 49–59

*

Dr Lucy Martin, Deputy Director of Cross-Council Programmes and lead for Net Zero, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

**

Dr Bob Moran, Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport

**

Professor Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

*

Professor Philip Taylor, Director, EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub; and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, University of Bristol

QQ 60–69

**

Professor David Greenwood, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG); and Director for Industrial Engagement, WMG; and Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems, University of Warwick

*

Professor Paul Dodds, Professor of Energy Systems, University College London (UCL)

*

Professor Patrick Grant, Vesuvius Chair of Materials and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Oxford

QQ 70–80

*

Professor Emma Kendrick, Chair of Energy Materials and Professor of Energy Materials, University of Birmingham

**

Jeff Pratt, Managing Director, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

*

Isobel Sheldon OBE, Chief Strategy Officer, Britishvolt

QQ 81–89

*

Chris Pennison, CEO, Hyperdrive Innovation

*

Dr Colin Herron CBE, Managing Director, Zero Carbon Futures

**

Jo Godden, Managing Director, Fuel Cells, Johnson Matthey

QQ 90–97

**

Dr Mark Selby, Chief Technology Officer, Ceres Power

**

Professor Marcus Newborough, Development Director, ITM Power

**

Ian Constance, CEO, Advanced Propulsion Centre

QQ 98–104

**

Helen Simpson, Innovation and Projects Director, Porterbrook

*

Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer, Rolls Royce plc

*

Dr Keith MacLean OBE, Managing Director, Providence Policy; and Chair, UK Energy Research Centre

QQ 105–120

*

Nick Winser CBE, Chair, Energy Systems Catapult

*

Professor Tim Green, Co-Director, Energy Futures Laboratory (EFL); and Deputy Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

*

Dr Jane Dennett-Thorpe, Deputy Director for Net Zero Transition, Ofgem

*

Professor Magda Titirici, Chair in Sustainable Energy Materials, Imperial College London

QQ 121–128

*

Professor Richard Herrington, Head of Earth Sciences Department, Natural History Museum (NHM)

*

Dr Paul Anderson, Reader in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, University of Birmingham; and Principal Investigator of RELIB project, Faraday Institution

*

Dr Evi Petavratzi, Senior Mineral Commodity Geologist, British Geological Survey

*

Rob Millar, Head of Electrical and Battery Systems, Williams Advanced Engineering; and Expert Panel Member, Faraday Institution

QQ 129–138

**

David Wong, Senior Innovation and Technology Manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

*

Buta Atwal, Chief Executive Officer, Wrightbus

*

James Sprinz, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development—Europe, Energy Impact Partners

QQ 139–150

*

Dr Jeffrey Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, Volta Energy Technologies, LLC; Board Member at the Faraday Institution; and formerly of Argonne Labs and US Department of Energy

*

Beverley Gower-Jones, Managing Partner, Clean Growth Fund

*

John Bromley, Head of Clean Energy Strategy, Legal and General Capital

**

Dr Bob Moran, Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport

QQ 151–164

**

Damitha Adikaari, Director of Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

**

Hannah Boardman, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

**

Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth), Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

QQ 165–177

**

Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport

**

Hannah Boardman, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

**

Dr Bob Moran, Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport

Alphabetical list of witnesses

**

Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Limited—Batteries (QQ 98–104)

BAT0018

**

Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Limited—Fuel Cells (QQ 98–104)

BAT0019

Aerospace Technology Institute

BAT0021

*

Dr Paul Anderson, Reader in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, University of Birmingham (QQ 121–128)

Anglo American

BAT0026

*

Professor Nigel Brandon OBE, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London (QQ 1–19)

*

British Geological Survey (QQ 121–128)

*

Britishvolt (QQ 81–89)

Cadent Gas

BAT0033

**

Ceres Power (QQ 90–97)

BAT0016

BAT0048

*

Clean Growth Fund (QQ 139–150)

*

Professor Serena Corr, Chair in Functional Nanomaterials, and Director of Research, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield (QQ 20–31)

Cumulus Energy Storage Ltd

BAT0024

Dr Mohamed Darwish, Dr Chun Sing Lai, Professor Gareth Taylor, Brunel University London and Professor Giorgio Locatelli, University of Leeds

BAT0009

**

Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (QQ 49–59) (QQ 151–164) (QQ 165–177)

BAT0041

BAT0050

**

Department for Transport (QQ 49–59) (QQ 151–164) (QQ 165–177)

BAT0041

BAT0049

*

Professor Paul Dodds, Professor of Energy Systems, University College London (UCL) (QQ 60–69)

*

Energy Futures Laboratory (EFL) (QQ 105–120)

*

Energy Impact Partners Europe (QQ 139–150)

Energy Networks Association

BAT0007

*

Energy Systems Catapult (QQ 105–120)

*

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (QQ 49–59)

*

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Supergen Energy Networks Hub (QQ 60–69)

**

The Faraday Institution (QQ 1–19)

BAT0012

BAT0046

*

Faradion Ltd (QQ 20–31)

Frazer-Nash Consultancy

BAT0030

*

Amer Gaffar, Director of Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University (QQ 1–19)

The Geological Society

BAT0034

*

Professor Patrick Grant, Vesuvius Chair of Materials and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Oxford (QQ 70–80)

**

HM Government (QQ 49–59) (QQ 151–164) (QQ 165–177)

BAT0041

BAT0049

BAT0050

*

Hyperdrive Innovation (QQ 81–89)

Ilika Technologies Ltd

BAT0004

BAT0047

Infactni

BAT0001

*

Innovate UK (QQ 49–59)

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

BAT0031

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

BAT0029

Intelligent Energy

BAT0038

*

Professor John Irvine, Professor, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews (QQ 32–48)

**

ITM Power (QQ 90–97)

BAT0013

**

Johnson Matthey (QQ 90–97)

BAT0011

*

Professor Emma Kendrick, Chair of Energy Materials and Professor of Energy Materials, University of Birmingham (QQ 70–80)

*

Professor Anthony Kucernak, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London (QQ 32–48)

Dr Chun Sing Lai, Professor Gareth Taylor, Dr Mohamed Darwish, Brunel University London and Professor Giorgio Locatelli, University of Leeds

BAT0009

*

Legal and General Capital (QQ 139–150)

Professor Giorgio Locatelli, University of Leeds and Dr Mohamed Darwish, Dr Chun Sing Lai, Professor Gareth Taylor, Brunel University London

BAT0009

National Oceanography Centre

BAT0006

*

Natural History Museum (NHM) (QQ 121–128)

Newcastle University

BAT0035

*

Ofgem (QQ 105–120)

*

Professor Mauro Pasta, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials, University of Oxford (QQ 1–19)

**

Porterbrook (QQ 98–104)

BAT0042

Protection Approaches

BAT0044

Railway Industry Association (RIA)

BAT0043

Regen (and the Electricity Storage Network)

BAT0027

Riversimple Movement Ltd

BAT0036

*

Rolls Royce plc (QQ 98–104)

Royal Society of Chemistry

BAT0025

*

Professor Andrea Russell, Professor of Physical Electrochemistry, University of Southampton (QQ 32–48)

*

Professor Paul Shearing, Professor in Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL) (QQ 20–31)

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

BAT0037

**

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) (QQ 129–138)

BAT0040

Solar Energy UK

BAT0017

Professor Gareth Taylor, Dr Mohamed Darwish, Dr Chun Sing Lai, Brunel University London and Professor Giorgio Locatelli, University of Leeds

BAT0009

Teeside University

BAT0015

*

Professor Magda Titirici, Chair in Sustainable Energy Materials, Imperial College London (QQ 121–128)

**

UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) (QQ 70–80)

BAT0020

*

UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) (QQ 105–120)

UK H2Mobility, Element Energy

BAT0022

UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

BAT0008

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

BAT0045

*

Volta Energy Technologies, LLC (QQ 139–150)

Volta Trucks

BAT0003

*

Williams Advanced Engineering (QQ 129–138)

**

WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), University of Warwick (QQ 20–31) (QQ 60–69)

BAT0014

*

Wrightbus (QQ 129–138)

Wrightbus and Ryse Hydrogen

BAT0039

Zemo Partnership

BAT0023

BAT0028

ZeroAvia

BAT0032

*

Zero Carbon Futures (QQ 81–89)

Private seminars

The Committee held a number of private seminars on various aspects of decarbonisation in order to inform its choice of inquiry topics.

Seminar held remotely at the House of Lords on 2 February 2021

Members of the Committee present were Lord Patel (Chair), Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford, Viscount Hanworth, Lord Krebs, Baroness Manningham-Buller, Lord Mitchell, Viscount Ridley, Baroness Rock, Lord Sarfraz, Baroness Sheehan, Baroness Walmsley, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe and Lord Winston.

Presentations were heard from:

Seminar held remotely at the House of Lords on 9 February 2021

Members of the Committee present were Lord Patel (Chair), Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford, Viscount Hanworth, Lord Kakkar, Lord Krebs, Baroness Manningham-Buller, Lord Mitchell, Viscount Ridley, Baroness Rock, Lord Sarfraz, Baroness Sheehan, Baroness Walmsley, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe and Lord Winston.

Presentations were heard from:

At 9.00am:

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