Paul Hughes, Executive Director & President, Sterling PlanB, will be presenting at the Propulsion and Future Fuels conference taking place from 2-4 November in Le Méridien Hotel, Hamburg.

Revised standards from DNV are the first of their kind to require adjacent cells to maintain full functionality during thermal runaway, avoiding a cascading effect to the adjacent cells. Sterling PlanB is one of the first to be certified for this new standard for storage technology, demonstrating the value of liquid cooling, as opposed to air cooling to avoid thermal runaway.

Sterling PBES will discuss the technology developments behind these new standards of safety, what they mean for the wider industry, and how owners can be aware of, and stay one step ahead of, the risk of thermal runaway and the risks it presents to their vessels and crew.

Paul Hughes has extensive expertise within the renewable energy, alternative fuels and biochemical sector. His career includes senior management roles in both start-ups and established energy companies. Paul has co-founded energy companies in Europe and North America, has led an energy company from start-up through to IPO.

Book today and save 20% on delegate bookings by visiting the Propulsions & Future Fuels website and using the code ‘early’ at the checkout. You only pay €1644.00, saving you €411.00. For more information please contact the team on +44 1329 825335 or email