Benjamin Colegrave

Head of New Technologies, Energy, Corporate Finance
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Benjamin is Head of New Technologies, Energy, Corporate Finance at ING where he focuses predominantly on the Hydrogen, Biofuels, CCUS and Battery Storage sectors. Prior to joining ING, Ben spent four years as a Principal at Prostar Capital, a Private Equity firm, focused on Energy transactions in OECD countries. Previously Ben was Head of Oil & Gas at Investec Bank and a Senior Vice President at Macquarie where he acted as broker and M&A advisor to a large number of London-listed Oil & Gas energy companies and completed a number of high profile public M&A transactions. He holds a BSC in Banking & Internal Finance and is also a Founder, Trustee and Member of the Day One Trust, a multi-academy trust with two 16-19 state schools.

07 Dec
 - 16:40 GMT
Panel Discussion

Green hydrogen offers a huge opportunity to decarbonise heavy industry and to promote growth in the wind sector but to deliver on the promise, there are barriers to overcome. This session will uncover lender and investor appetite in the market, how the cost of equipment is changing, where governments are fostering local industries and what the offtake market for hydrogen looks like.

  • Turning the hype into reality – how close are we to developing a green hydrogen market, powered by wind, at scale?
  • What are the costs likely to look like (electrolyser capital cost, wind cost)?
  • What do investors and lenders need to see to meet the need of this new market?
  • How will lenders and investors assess the risk in a new market of hardware suppliers?
  • How will manufacturers scale to a GW market?
  • Is there a need for a support mechanism?