Date: Thurs. February 22nd from 07:30 to 09:00.
Host: SevernNet
Venue: St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Rd, Avonmouth. BS11 9DJ

February’s Business Breakfast found us back in the Presentation Suite at St. Andrew’s House.

Following introductions, Rhianydd Griffith presented an overview of the Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plan project (LIDP), including important calls to action for businesses and organisations across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside. You can download the presentation here.

Rhianydd has joined SevernNet as the LIDP Stakeholder Engagement Lead.

Hynamics

We were delighted that Kerry Mullen from Hynamics was able to join us. Hynamics has been involved in the development, generation and supply of hydrogen (H2) for many years. Kerry talked about the evolution, the business model, and provided insightful case study examples from the UK and Europe.

You can download Kerry’s presentation here.

If you have any questions on the Hynamics business or to discuss potential opportunities, please do contact Kerry Mullen at Kerry.mullen@hynamics.com

LIDP

This year we have to put together the Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plan for the developing West of England Industrial Cluster. This presents us all with lots of opportunities; and we hope that you will get involved as much as you can. This is not about a top down exercise. We’re seeking to understand the energy use, carbon emissions and decarbonisation plans and opportunities from across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside, and the rest of the cluster, by engaging with you, however big or small; and wherever possible supporting the local community to get more involved.

As the title of the breakfast suggests, we are starting to gear up….!  We would be very grateful if you could take a look at the calls to action in red in the LIDP slides and let us know if you:

  1. would like to take part in our pilot stakeholder survey (thanks to those who volunteered in the room).
  2. would like a one-on-one call to discuss your priorities for industrial decarbonisation
  3. can introduce us to anyone you think we should be talking to – business, organisation or individual
  4. would like to contribute to any of the workstreams set out in the slides (thanks again to those who offered in the room)
  5. have any case studies you’d be happy to include in our plan or communications
  6. have would like to see any of the topics on slide 14, or any others, featured at our business breakfasts in 2024
  7. have an event you would like us to consider speaking at or attending

You can feedback by emailing Rhianydd.Griffith@Severnnet.org  and [cc-ing Kate.Royston@Severnnet.org and admin@severnnet.org]

Wrapping up

The breakfast concluded with a summary of up and coming roadworks across the area. These are available here. There was also a reminder that the Travel To Work Survey kicks off next week. We would encourage those businesses who have registered to endeavour to get as many colleagues completing the survey as possible; and if you haven’t registered but would like to take part, please get in touch with either Sam (sam@SevernNet.org) or me.

Next breakfast

March’s breakfast will be on Th. March 28th. We’ll be in the Presentation Suite again at St. Andrew’s House and we’re excited that we’ll be joined by TIER. TIER is the Combined Authorities supplier of micro-mobility through the turquoise coloured e-scooters and e-bikes you may well be seeing across the area. With the help of The Bristol Port Company we’re aiming to set up an area where you can have a good look at the e-scooters and e-bikes and have a go (they’ll be available until lunchtime if you want to invite colleagues to come and have a look). We’re also keen for you to understand the potential advantages that working with TIER could bring to you as a business.

We are also hoping to hear from City Leap and gain a better understanding of the opportunities around renewable power for commercial / industrial property and microgrids. To be confirmed.

You can book here: https://SevernNet-Business-Breakfast-Mar24.eventbrite.com

The agenda is based upon your participation in sharing your plans / thinking on decarbonisation; projects you may already have identified; and support that would be helpful.

We’ll also be joined by Kerry Mullin from Hynamics – EDF’s producer and distributor of low carbon and renewable hydrogen.

If you’re seeking to/are decarbonising your business/development and/or have lessons, opportunities, services etc. to share please come along! We want to hear from you.

Come along, join the discussion, and find out more.
We look forward to seeing you on February 22nd

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