Paul Griffiths qualified with a degree in geology from the Royal School of Mines, London and is a subsurface geoscientist with over 45 years’ experience. He has worked in Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East beginning his career with Gulf Research and Development. He has been CEO of three public companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and has developed a network of government and industry contacts over many years in the energy business.
He has over 40 years’ experience in Ireland in areas including regulatory and environmental matters, gas infrastructure, gas development, gas sales, and gas storage design focussed on defining subsurface geological attributes for safe and secure gas storage. He is a contributor to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Steering Committee set up in 2021 to address Climate Change. In Trinidad he instigated and managed a pilot CO2 sequestration project designed to demonstrate an early implementation of a commercial model for safe and secure CO2 sequestration. Currently he is working on developing gas as a substitute for coal-fired power generation in the Kingdom of Morocco and developing options to address security of gas, and by inference energy, supply in the Republic of Ireland at times of high winter demand.
Based on his extensive and diverse experience he established a green hydrogen start-up in 2021 to develop niche solutions for private companies to replace carbon-emitting fuels with a secure supply of sustainable green hydrogen. The business model integrates the vast wealth of practical experience in the subsurface geological and commercial aspects of the gas business to potentially offer green hydrogen at a competitive price to private companies to develop a pragmatic solution to the Energy Transition.