Stephen B. Harrison

Stephen B. Harrison

Stephen Harrison’s experience in the industrial and specialty gases industry spans 28 years. For 16 years he worked in England with BOC Gases doing a range of roles at national and international level in cylinder gases, bulk gases and onsite tonnage gas supply.

He then moved to Munich to work for Linde Gas as global head of its Specialty Gases and Equipment business. That was a role he held for 11 years and he championed this business to achieve the number one global market share position. His functional scope covered business leadership, strategy, marketing and supply chain globally.

For the past year, Harrison has been working through his own company, sbh4 GmbH, as an independent consultant in the industrial gases sector, advising companies worldwide on issues related to CO2 applications and sourcing, amongst a host of other topics. From that base, he also supports gasworld on its Editorial Advisory Board.

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    Liquid air energy storage


    Cryogenic energy storage for the clean energy transition, by Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director, sbh4 consulting.

  • Bulk liquid CO2 storage

    Bulk liquid CO2 transportation


    Is CCUS a cost adder or growth opportunity for industrial gases? Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director of sbh4 consulting, discusses the different sides of this discussion in cryogenics.

  • Argon gas plasma welding

    Process equipment fabrication


    How process equipment fabrication is turning the clean energy vision into reality, by Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director, sbh4 consulting.

  • Nickel plating of pipeline components, opyright Houston Plating & Coatings LLC

    Transformational process offers nickel-plated cylinders at scale


    With the planned investment in new wafer fabs in the Midwest and Southwestern US, it is likely that there will be an increase in the demand for electronic specialty gas cylinders to support the expanded market. Many of the cylinders used for specialty gases have been nickel-plated to preserve the ...

  • Athabasca glacier in Western Canada

    Low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen production


    Oxygen for in-situ underground gasification of wet crude reserves, by Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director, sbh4 consulting.

  • Air Separation Plant at one of the methanol plants operated by Petronas in Labuan, Malaysia

    Industrial gases for fuels processing


    Oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen tonnage supply schemes in the energy transition, as explained by Stephen B. Harrison, sbh4 consulting.

  • Sugar cane waste is ideal for gasification to produce hydrogen

    Gasification of waste and biomass to hydrogen


    Decentralised, low-carbon intensity hydrogen production, explained by Stephen B. Harrison, sbh4 Consulting.

  • PV solar power farm in Shanghai, China

    Specialty gases enabling the green agenda in Asia-Pacific


    Solar panel production for mega-scale renewable projects means mega-scale growth for industries gases, writes Stephen B. Harrison, sbh4 Consulting.

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    Gas analysis requirements for emerging decarbonisation technologies


    The world must decarbonise. The precise routes to the goal are unfolding, and each country will find its own path to 2050 and beyond. As a clean fuel, hydrogen will play a central role in securing the Paris Agreement mid-century target of ‘net-zero’ carbon dioxide emissions to which many nations ...

  • Marine and aviation fuels are emerging applications of CO2

    Emerging carbon dioxide utilisation applications


    Carbon dioxide capture from emissions sources will increase by several orders of magnitude between now and 2050, as the world decarbonises fossil fuel usage. Much of that captured carbon dioxide (CO2) will be sent underground for permanent storage in geological formations, and much of it will be utilised for emerging ...

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    Cannabis: Still a market high in CO2 utilisation?


    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is essential throughout the professionally managed cannabis value chain, with major applications in growing and processing. In some cases, it is also used for trimming and freeze-drying. New pharmaceutical registrations and the loosening of recreational cannabis regulations will be major drivers of growth in carbon dioxide utilisation ...

  • Copyright Maximator - Patented automated high pressure gas seal replacement unit

    Hydrogen at speed and scale


    Maximator GmbH is part of the German-based Schmidt Kranz Group, a family-owned business which has evolved through four generations from building tractors to the manufacture of state-of-the-art hydrogen fuelling stations.

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    Gas-free specialty gas applications


    Many diversified industrial gas companies expect their specialty gases business to be one of their growth engines. Double-digit revenue and profit growth has been the norm for decades. One driver of market growth for specialty gases has been international trade, which requires harmonisation of measurement that relies on accurate calibration ...

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    Gas detection


    Whilst ASUs and SMRs are high value assets, they are also highly automated and relatively few people are in contact with the process equipment during normal operation.


    10 minutes with… Michael Hayes


    Mike, thanks for taking the time out with gasworld for its specialty gases edition. You’ve been around specialty gases for a few decades now. How has the sector changed in the past 25 years?

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    ABB exclusive: Bandwidth across sectors and geographies


    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Division President Sabine Busse and her team at ABB Measurement & Analytics have needed to work across their available bandwidth to find additional opportunities for growth. gasworld spoke with Busse to discuss the lessons learned.

  • Oxygen nitrogen

    Gas detection for air gas production facilities


    In the hospital or at home, medical oxygen can be a life saver. During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Covid-19 patients worldwide have been administered with medicinal oxygen to support their recovery. In the right hands, oxygen is highly therapeutic – but during its manufacture it can present hazards which ...

  • DRAX power station - Potential CCS from biomass combustion

    Carbon dioxide purity and CCS


    Stephen B. Harrison explains the essential link to a safe and sustainable CCS sector.

  • Resato International BV TILES EDITORIAL-01

    Resato Intenational: From hydraulics to hydrogen mobility


    Hydrogen mobility is growing rapidly, but what industries are well placed to migrate into hydrogen mobility? Stephen B. Harrison learns more about this opportunity, in an exclusive interview for gasworld with Resato International.

  • CSIRO Ani Kulkarni Tile_Tile 3 GW

    Solid oxide electrolysis grows up at CSIRO


    gasworld speaks exclusively to Dr. Ani Kulkarni of Australia’s CSIRO to find out how his team’s R&D programme will enable solid oxide electrolysis (SOE) to contribute to decarbonisation of the energy and chemicals sectors.

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