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About us

Green Hydrogen is an opportunity for all and at Dolphyn Hydrogen we want to continue working with world leading energy companies, investors and governments to deploy the Dolphyn process.

Dolphyn Hydrogen is seeking opportunities for large scale deployment at multiple locations in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

If you think there is opportunity to work together, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Business

Dolphyn Hydrogen is an independent business that has been created by ERM to commercialise the Dolphyn Process Technology and to maximise its positive impact on our low carbon future.

We have spent five years developing the Dolphyn Concept and are now securing the investment required to deliver our first commercial demonstrator and to advance several larger projects in the UK.    

Going forwards, we will be looking to work in partnership with energy companies, investors and governments, who share our vison for the rapid deployment of affordable hydrogen projects around the globe.

Our ultimate ambition for the Dolphyn Hydrogen business is to be viewed by our peers as the world’s leading Hydrogen innovator.

Our Foundation

ERM aims to shape a sustainable future for the world’s largest organisations, and the company is recognised around the globe as the market leader in sustainability services. The client base includes many of the world’s leading organisations and the company has an established reputation for being at the forefront of energy transition and decarbonisation.  

ERM is part of the KKR family of companies which together form and eco-system of over 200 leading sustainability companies around the world.

Our Leadership Team

Stephen Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

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Stephen Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Dolphyn Hydrogen, Steve is responsible for implementing our vision and leading the business. He played a lead role in the commercialisation of Dolphyn and previously led ERM’s Hydrogen Ventures Business. Throughout Steve’s career he has held a number of senior commercial and operational leadership roles at ERM and at Parsons Brinkerhoff (now WSP).

He also has over 30-years’ experience in providing strategic and technical advice to many of the world’s leading companies on energy transition, business transformation and sustainability. Steve has worked on a number of the UK’s first of a kind hydrogen and carbon capture projects, and sits on several hydrogen steering committees in the UK. He is passionate about working with like-minded organisations and individuals who want to deliver affordable low-carbon hydrogen at scale.

Chris Wynne

Chief Operations Officer

Chris Wynne

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Chris is responsible for the commercial development of Dolphyn Hydrogen. He has worked closely with both the commercial and technical teams of ERM Dolphyn for the for the last 4 years, and has played a key role in the commercialization and development of the business. He has a key role in formalising and structuring partnerships with potential co-developers, and strengthening supply chain management.

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist with over 40 years of experience in business management and environmental and sustainability consulting. He joined ERM in 2011 and has held a number of leadership roles in ERM including Regional Commercial Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, where he led ERM’s key client programme, and ERM’s commercial and contractual risk management initiatives. Most recently he held a global commercial role, reporting directly to ERM’s Executive Committee, and leading on ERM’s approach to balancing commercial risk control with enhanced revenue generation.

Prior to joining ERM, Chris has held senior managerial positions for over 30 years and managed businesses across many geographies. Throughout his career he has demonstrated an acute ability to balance business risk and commercial excellence, building effective teams and business partnerships in the process. Chris has a reputation for delivering positive outcomes from complex and pressured situations, often in a new ventures environment - an example being a £130m project JV with Suez Environmental which Chris managed.

David Caine

Chief Technology Officer

David Caine

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dave is responsible for the technical development of projects in Dolphyn Hydrogen’s portfolio. He has worked on the Dolphyn concept since its inception in a variety of technical and managerial roles. Dave has a key role in managing the short and long term development of Dolphyn technology through internal innovation, collaborating with leading equipment manufacturers, and deploying successful projects.

Dave is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, after joining ERM in 2009 he focused on project safety engineering for the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors primarily based out of the UK and Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining the Dolphyn team he helped to build ERM’s in-house hydrogen team, supporting Gas Network Operators, Energy Producers, End Users, Regulators, and Governments to build the case for safe hydrogen operations in the UK and abroad.

Widya Wahyuni

Head of Engineering

Widya Wahyuni

Head of Engineering

As Head of Engineering, Widya is responsible for the safe, efficient, and accurate delivery of engineering projects. She has worked in the engineering development of the Dolphyn concept since its inception. Widya has a key role in safely delivering bankable projects on time and to budget in collaboration with our appointed engineering firms.

Widya’s background is in chemical engineering with specialization in process safety engineering and hydrogen safety. She is a TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer (Safety Instrumented System) with more than 15 years' experience in the oil and gas and chemicals sectors with international exposures in multiple regions including Europe and South East Asia and over 5 years' experience in the hydrogen sector.

Zoe Whitlock

Head of Engagement

Zoe Whitlock

Head of Engagement

As Head of Engagement, Zoe is responsible for the free and clear flow of objectives, challenges, benefits, and opportunities between stakeholders. She has worked on the Dolphyn concept since its inception in a variety of stakeholder and supplier engagement roles.  Zoe has a key role in promoting collaboration and maximizing the benefit to all from Dolpyn’s activities including suppliers, partners, local organisations, and communities.

Zoe's is experienced in designing, executing and evaluating meaningful programmes of engagement and communication to support regulatory consenting and permitting of projects as well as challenging teams to take a 'beyond compliance' approach. She is a project manager, faciltator and team lead, experienced in community and social investment strategy development and strives to build and maintain healthy relationships with stakeholders.

Contributors to Dolphyn

Laura Bond


Esme Seager

Engagement and Skills Development

Charlie Renold

Programme Director

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Jon Perry

Permitting and Consents

Dan Kyle Spearman

Offshore Supply Chain

Kevin Kinsella

Strategic Development

Benoit Fernandez

Trials Management

Nikhil Hardy

Trials Engineering

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Sean Baker



Dolphyn Hydrogen is actively looking for partners who want to work with us to deploy our green hydrogen process around the world. Our door is fully open to all organisations and individuals who share our passion for transformative impact.

Find out more about how Dolphyn's patented ultra low-carbon green hydrogen process works and why it is an optimum solution.