H2 - Mobility

Forum on Hydrogen-based emission-less mobility and transportation solutions.
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May 17th 2019
During Green Week

International Sustainable Mobility Forum, in a space for collective experience, dialogue and sharing of knowledge

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This event is part of the Energy Days, promoting clean energy transition, from EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019.



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The event is free of charge but the registration is required.

Hydrogen-based emission-less mobility and transportation solutions

Encouraging urban authorities, regional governments and transportation managers and fleet owners to adopt hydrogen-based solutions for emission-less mobility.

At the event will be presented functional hydrogen-based solutions demonstrated in European cities and regions, at exposing innovative technological solutions and at discussing methodologies to accelerate the deployment and implementation of integrated full-scale hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies in mobility and transportation sectors.

Is also an objective to align local and regional mobility and transportation policies to the broader European strategies for sustainable mobility, decarbonization, energy and hydrogen and so attract innovation, investment and capabilities for these sectors.


Cities, regions, Hydrogen and fuel cell associations, investors, industry, mobility and other stakeholders with a keen interest in the hydrogen sector and its outcomes and interested to learn more about the local Hydrogen Clusters and willing to develop partnerships.


Hydrogen-based emission-less mobility and transportation solutions

10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee & Registration

11:00 - 11:15 | Welcome & Opening Addresses

  • 11:00 – 11:05 | Carlos Nogueira
    Ferroviario Museum, President. (TBC)
  • 11:05 - 11:10 | Jorge Faria
    Entroncamento Municipality, Mayor.
  • 11:10 – 11:15 | Anabela Gaspar de Freitas
    Medio Tejo region, President.

11:15 - 11:25 | Maria do Céu Albuquerque
Secretary of State of Regional Development.

11:25 - 11:35 | FCH JU Funded Demonstration Projects in Transport and smart mobility
Pedro Guedes de Campos
European Commission’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Financial Engineering Officer.

11:35 - 11:45
Hydrogen, fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions

Valentine Willmann, HyER, EU Policy, Partnerships and Projects Manager.

11:45 – 11:55 Potential Business case of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in captive fleets
Emilio Nieto, Spanish National Hydrogen Centre (CNH2), Managing Director.

11:55 -12:15 Coffee break

12:15 - 12:25 Determination of size and optimum operating strategies of power train based on hydrogen and storage technologies to cover mobility demands
Henar Olmedo, CIDAUT - Transport and Energy Research and Development, Energy and Environment Area, Project Manager.

12:25 - 12:35 Transition to a Zero Emission Mobility System and sustainable energy
Carmen M Ragel, LNEG, Research for Sustainability, Research Coordinator.

12:35 - 14:00 Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:10 Introduction to Innovation Procurement and the Business Case Methodology
Ana Lucia Jaramillo, Corvers Procurement Services B.V, Legal Procurement Advisor.

14:10 - 15:10 Cities Panel
Preparing for the future, learning from the past- Implementing Zero Emission Policies in selected regions.

  • 14:10 - 14:20 Introduction
    Miguel Pombeiro, CIMMT - Intermunicipal Community of Médio Tejo, Executive Secretary.
  • 14:20 - 14:30 Fuel Cell Electric buses in Europe: from demonstration to large scale deployment - Results of the High V.LO - City project
    Valentine Willmann, HyER, Partnerships and Projects Manager.
  • 14:30 - 14:40 Fuel Cell Electric buses in Europe: from demonstration to large scale deployment - Results of the 3Emotion project
    Liesbet Vanhoof, WaterstofNet, Communication Coordinator.
  • 14:40 - 14:50 City of Pau
    Mélanie Pedeutour (online via conference call)
  • 14:50 – 15:00 City of Groningen
    Sjaak Schuit, Policy Advisor Energy Transition
  • 15:00 – 15:10 Region of Valencia
    Port of Valencia as the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy to reduce the environmental impact of its operations

    Maria José Marzá, Delegation of the Valencian Community to Brussels. (TBC)

15:10 - 15:20 Multidisciplinary and technology-based projects in the sectors of clean energy, mobility and sustainability
Marc Rechter, EnerCoutim - Alcoutim Solar Energy Business Association, Co-Founder.

15:20 - 15:30 Promoting hydrogen as the enabler of a zero emission society
Nicolas Brahy, Hydrogen Europe, Director.

15:30 - 15:40 Title of intervention to be provided
Jorge Pinto, CaetanoBus, CEO.

15:40 - 15:55 Closing Addresses

  • 15:40-15:45 Marcos Nogueira
    IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution, Managing Partner, Head of EU Office in Brussels.
  • 15:45 - 15:50 Jacinto Lopes
    MédioTejo21, President.
  • 15:50 – 15:55 Ana Abrunhosa
    Centro Regional Managing authority, President. (TBC)

15:55 - 17:00 Project meeting, start-ups cafe and networking


Maria do Céu Albuquerque

Pedro Guedes de Campos

Nicolas Brahy

Valentine Willmann

David Barnett

Ana Lucia Jaramillo

Liesbet Vanhoof

Mélanie Pedeutour

Sjaak Schuit

Emilio Nieto

Anabela Gaspar de Freitas

Carmen M. Rangel

Miguel Pombeiro

Marc Rechter

Ana Abrunhosa

Marcos António Nogueira

Jorge Manuel Alves de Faria

Jacinto Lopes

Henar Olmedo



Comunidade Intermunicipal do Médio Tejo

Intermunicipal Community of the Middle Tagus (CIMT) follows the extinct Association of Municipalities and Urban Community of the Middle Tagus, respectively, with the aim of promoting the balanced and sustainable development of its intervention territory, based on regional strategic planning and support for local authorities. The work carried out jointly by the entities (associated municipalities and social and economic partners) focuses on the valorisation of regional identity, on the articulation and optimization of public services, on stimulating the cooperation of local and regional actors and on encouraging business competitiveness.



Museu Nacional Ferroviário

The National Railway Museum is a space for collective experience, dialogue and sharing of knowledge, open to all as a territory for reflection and experimentation of relations between cultural heritage and the historical, symbolic and technological role of rail transport in Portugal. This is an international museum that tells the story of the railroad in Portugal, taking us to a unique perspective on the history of Europe and the world. Technique, art and science intersect with the narratives of Societies, Groups and Individuals.




is Regional Agency for Energy and Environment Eastern Tagus and Pinhal Interior Sul. It contributes to the sustainability and innovation in its region of influence. Energy and climate sustainability is a strategic goal of double meaning. On the one hand, sustainable development is development with innovation and sustainability. On the other hand, strategies to promote innovation and sustainability are drivers of economic activity, drivers of development and job creation.



Instituto Superior Politécnico de Portalegre

(IPPortalegre) is a public institution of Higher Education. It integrates four Schools: the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) and the School of Health (ESS), in Portalegre, and the School of Agrarian Elvas (ESAE).



Instituto Politécnico de Tomar

polytechnic higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area, with its valences in the areas of sciences, technologies, arts and humanities, which since their genesis have been complementary to the higher education of its students, producing useful knowledge, skills, competencies and aptitudes, preparing them for the labor market and for exercising active citizenship in a democratic society.



IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution’s - European Office

represents in Brussels a significant number of Portuguese entities among which cities, regions, municipalities, clusters and agencies.



The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realizing their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-clean energy system.

Fuel cells, as an efficient conversion technology, and hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier, have a great potential to help fight carbon dioxide emissions, to reduce dependence on hydrocarbons and to contribute to economic growth. The objective of the FCH JU is to bring these benefits to Europeans through a concentrated effort from all sectors.


Hydrogen Europe

is the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association representing more than 120 industry companies, research organizations and national associations. Hydrogen Europe partners with the European Commission in the innovation program Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). We promote hydrogen as the enabler of a zero emission society.



is an association of cities and regions working on hydrogen, fuel cells and electro-mobility in European regions. HyER’s two main objectives are to provide an effective platform for collaboration between cities and regions at European level and to coordinate the voice of cities and regions at EU level on these topics.


Corvers Procurement Services / Vtrek

are specialized in European public procurement law, innovation, economics, IPR and contracting. Corvers acts as an advisor and external expert for governmental bodies offering a complete range of services from legal academic research and analysis to legal consultancy & training.

corvers.com vtrek.eu


As a national research centre at the service of the entire scientific, technology and industrial community, the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Testing Centre (CNH2) is aimed at driving forward the scientific and technological research into hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
With its main headquarters located in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), it was created in 2007 as a Public Consortium between the Ministry of Education and Science, currently the Ministry of Science, Innovation and University Education, and Castilla-La Mancha Regional Government, with each entity holding a 50% interest.



Rail Museum
Rua Eng. Ferreira de Mesquita 1-A, 2330-152 Entroncamento

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Scottish Viewpoint / Alamy

City of Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city, one of 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area. City's key industry and public sector players have joined forces to fund and deliver the world's largest demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell buses in Aberdeen, realizing an aspiration to become a world-leading city for low carbon technology. By establishing a state-of-the-art hydrogen re-fuelling station, Scotland's first commercial-scale hydrogen production and bus re-fuelling station includes hydrogen production through electrolysis

City of Groningen, the Netherlands

Groningen is the hotspot of applied sciences for businesses and innovations in energy. Innovation in green hydrogen production, conversion, storage, transport and distribution can and will be a main areas. Municipality of Groningen has the ambition to become carbon neutral by 2035, both hydrogen for mobility and district heating are important developments to contribute to this ambition. The Dutch climate agreement is a national cooperation of local and national governments, energy companies, all kind of energy users and NGO’s. They work on a program to cut CO2 emissions in the Netherlands with 49% in 2030 towards a (near) zero emission target in 2050.


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City of Pau, France

The city of Pau is a commune on the northern edge of the Pyrenees, located in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The city and the region itself are committed to energy transition- Pau’s choice of hydrogen as a zero-emission solution is a tremendous boost to the energy transition of fuels. Communities are fully aware of environmental issues related to transportation and in particular the mobility of people. Pau has distinguished itself by its strong choice and the innovative character of this zero emissions city. The city is keep demonstrating the technical and- economic feasibility of green mobility combining improvement of quality of life in urban areas with the high level of service expected from public transport.