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Tim Buisseret

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Welcome and introduction 

Richlove Mensah

Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe
The Department for International Trade

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Changing with the Climate: The Net-Zero Challenge

Chris O’Brien

Senior ESG Consultant
SRK Consulting (UK)

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Coal Transition Master Plan for Ukraine

Simon Tillotson


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Driving beneficial outcomes from coal transition



Jenny Layfield

Museum Director
National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield, England

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Agriculture – Thanet Earth

Henry Lang

Ensure Environmental Consulting Ltd

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Energy transition of coal mines to PV power plants plus storage systems

Stoyan Turlakov

HR Manager
Solarpro Holding

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Reuse of former mining sites – A UK perspective

Sam Thistlethwaite

Managing Director
IC Planning

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Advanced Coal Tip Reclamation in the UK

Steve Williams

Managing Director and Owner
Energy Recovery Investments (ERI)

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Closing Remarks

John Grogan

Former Chair
Hatfield Colliery

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Hello, and welcome to the second edition of the webinar on the Technologies & Solutions for Coal Transition organised by the Department of International Trade.


General information

The event start is scheduled at 10 am Central European Time. Before we begin today’s event, we would like to introduce you to the functionality of our platform.

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British businesses worldwide. DIT is an international trade department, responsible for:

      • Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;
      • Promoting British trade and investment across the world;
      • Building the global appetite for British goods and services.
      • If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tim Buisseret, DIT Country Director Bulgaria (tim.buisseret@fcdo.gov.uk, +359 895 515568) or your local DIT contact.