A chemical engineer by training, James started his career as a specialist in hazardous chemicals, before turning his attention to gas distribution, transmission and underground storage.
For the past 15 years, it’s carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies and the potential for hydrogen as a clean fuel, that have become the focus of his technical work. He now sits on the board for the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre.
He’s been involved in some of the very earliest projects in this area, including the NG Longannet CCS project, MASDAR, OGCI CI Net Zero Teesside, NGN H21 Leeds Citygate project and SGN's H100 project.
James is now Hydrogen Lead for WSP, a company at forefront of some of the most exciting hydrogen and CCUS developments in the UK and overseas. He’s providing expertise on a breadth of projects, including Hynet and the Southampton Water industrial cluster.