About Hydrogen Scotland

Hydrogen Scotland promotes and develops Scottish expertise in hydrogen technologies.


Hydrogen Scotland brings together a unique network of hydrogen expertise with energy companies, hydrogen design & engineering consultants, specialist support & advice, academic institutions, research and development bodies, city and local authorities, and our regional enterprise agencies involved in growing Scotland’s hydrogen economy.

Membership of Hydrogen Scotland is open to all-comers. Hydrogen Scotland informs our members with regular updates about relevant news, reports, and events. We bring members together with our member briefings, networking events, and regional hydrogen workshops. Our annual conference is established as Scotland’s premier hydrogen event for industry, technology, and policy insights. We help our members to make new connections and thrive.

Hydrogen Scotland provides a coherent voice to represent, promote and develop Scotland’s growing hydrogen economy. Hydrogen Scotland engages with Scottish and UK government to create the right framework for the hydrogen economy to realise its full potential.

Hydrogen Scotland harnesses and showcases our member skills and expertise on national and international stages. We share best practice and promote opportunities to develop the hydrogen economy across Scotland and more widely in support of Net Zero.

Hydrogen Scotland has established relationships with other national and international hydrogen and fuel cell bodies. We work together to share experience and best practice for building the sustainable hydrogen economy to enable a global net zero energy system.

Our mission

Meet the team

Dr Nigel Holmes

Chief Executive Officer
Nigel Holmes first became interested in low carbon energy generation while at the UK Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB), and after completing Chemistry at Oxford he returned to the CEGB at Berkeley for his PhD studies with the CNAA.

Katie van Eeden

Finance & Communications
Previously a solar energy and electric floor heating company owner, her passion for protecting the environment and fighting climate change has been spurred on by her personal experience of extreme weather conditions.

Dr Patrick McCarthy

Business Development Manager
Patrick joined Hydrogen Scotland in March 2023. He has held business development positions in Scottish academia and business since coming to Scotland in 1998.

David Hogg

David is an experienced Technical and Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working on new energy technologies. David gained extensive knowledge and experience in hydrogen and local energy systems through the development of the Levenmouth Community Energy Project (LCEP).

Professor Jon Clipsham

Jon is an Industrial Chemist with over 25 years experience of working with Hydrogen processes.

Robert Evans

Robert Evans is CEO of Cenex (www.cenex.co.uk), a not-for-profit consultancy and research organisation with a strategic focus on supporting supply chain and market development for Automated, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES) mobility.

Bruce Farquhar

Bruce is a partner (and former chair) of leading Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern.

Elizabeth Johnson MBE

Elizabeth Johnson MBE has been employed as Business Development Manager for the Pure Energy Centre (PEC) since 2006.

John Bingham

John is a director of Energy Technology Centre, an RTO undertaking engineering development in a range of low carbon technologies.

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