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International Sustainable Mobility Forum Forum on Hydrogen-based emission-less mobility and transportation solutions. Don’t miss it!

May 17th 2019
During Green Week

FIMS 2019

National Railway Museum

International Sustainable Mobility Forum (FIMS), 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

International Sustainable Mobility Forum

This forum aims to promote a meeting of the supply and demand of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in transport systems in the context of emissions-free mobility. The event will bring together suppliers of technology solutions, industry, transport management entities and fleet owners, urban planners, land managers and decision makers - among others - promoting mutual updating on opportunities and challenges related to the use of hydrogen. Hydrogen ecosystems, such as production, storage, distribution, refueling and end-use, are presented through innovative pilot projects carried out in the context of European projects and strategies.

The forum "Hydrogen-based Low Carbon Transport and Mobility Solutions" aims to present functional options in the area of hydrogen and fuel cells demonstrated in European cities and regions, present innovative technological solutions and discuss methodologies to accelerate the deployment and implementation of hydrogen and technologies in the mobility and transport sectors.

The event also aims to support public authorities, including those responsible for mobility and transport, the integration of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies into their investment, development, partnership and sustainability plans. It is also intended to align local and regional mobility and transport policies with European strategies for sustainable mobility, decarbonisation, energy and hydrogen, thus attracting innovation, investment and capacity building 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.


International Sustainable Mobility Forum

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 | Jorge Faria
    National Railway Museum Fundation, Member of the board
    Entroncamento Municipality, Mayor
  • 11:05 – 11:10 | Vasco Estrela
    Intermunicipal Community of Médio Tejo, Vice-President
  • 11:10 - 11:25 | RNC2050 and transport decarbonization
    José Mendes, First Secretary of State for Mobility

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 Project 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 | Sustainable Mobility applied to Rail Passenger Transport
Manuel Nunes, Siemens Mobility Portugal, CEO

12:25 - 12:35 | 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

12:35 - 12:45 | Transition to a Zero Emission Mobility System and sustainable energy
Carmen M. Rangel, LNEG, Research for Sustainability, Research Coordinator

12:45 - 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 - 14:20 | Multidisciplinary and technology-based projects in the sectors of clean energy, mobility and sustainability
Marc Rechter, EnerCoutim - Alcoutim Solar Energy Business Association, Co-Founder

Cities Panel
Preparing for the future, learning from the past - Implementing Zero Emission Policies in selected regions

  • 14:20 - 14:30 | Médio Tejo region and energy transition
    Miguel Pombeiro, Intermunicipal Community of Médio Tejo, Executive Secretary
  • 14:30 - 14:40 | 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 Project Manager
  • 14:40 - 14:50 | Fuel Cell Electric buses in Europe: from demonstration to large scale deployment - Results of the 3Emotion project
    Liesbet Vanhoof, WaterstofNet, Communication Coordinator
  • 14:50 - 15:00 | FEBUS: the city of Pau zero emission public transport system
    Mélanie Pedeutour, City of Pau (online via conference call)
  • 15:00 – 15:10 | City of Groningen
    Sjaak Schuit, Policy Advisor Energy Transition

15:10 -15:30 | Coffee break

15:30 - 15:40 | Promoting hydrogen as the enabler of a zero emission society
Nicolas Brahy, Hydrogen Europe, Director

15:40 - 15:50 | Hydrogen: one alternative for the future
Jorge Pinto, CaetanoBus, CEO.

Closure session - vision for the future

  • 15:50 - 16:10 | Marcos António Nogueira
    Head of EU Office in Brussels
  • 16:10 - 16:15 | Jacinto Lopes
    MédioTejo21, President

16:15 - 17:00 | Project meeting, start-ups cafe and networking


Paulo Brito

Marcos António Nogueira


Ricardo Jorge Beirão

Kamila Olchowicz


José Mendes

Pedro Guedes de Campos

Nicolas Brahy

Valentine Willmann

Ana Lucia Jaramillo

Liesbet Vanhoof

Mélanie Pedeutour

Sjaak Schuit

Emilio Nieto

Vasco Estrela

Carmen M. Rangel

Miguel Pombeiro

Marc Rechter

Jorge Faria

Jacinto Lopes

Henar Olmedo

Jorge Pinto

Inês Silva

Manuel Nunes



Comunidade Intermunicipal do Médio Tejo

Comunidade Intermunicipal do Médio Tejo (eng. Intermunicipal Community of Médio Tejo) follows the extinct Association of Municipalities and Urban Community of Médio Tejo 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

Museu Nacional Ferroviário (eng. The National Railway Museum) is a space for collective experience, dialogue and sharing the knowledge. The Museum is 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.




MédioTejo21 is a regional energy and environment agency, created in 2009, aiming at promoting innovative solutions in the area of energy efficiency and overall sustainability for the region. On the other hand, Energy and climate sustainability strategies promote innovation and sustainability and, are drivers of economic activity like development and job creation.

Additionally to the municipalities, MédioTejo21 cooperates with national institutions of the scientific and technological system. MédioTejo21 acts in the Médio Tejo (NUTS III PT16C) region which is located in the Centro region (NUTS II PT16). With a covered region of 4,210.70 km2, the municipalities have a total population of 259,828 inhabitants (2011).



Instituto Superior Politécnico de Portalegre

Instituto Superior Politécnico de Portalegre (eng. Higher Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre) has a history of 35 years, always built in partnership with individuals and entities. It integrates 4 schools (ESECS, ESTG, ESAE, ESS), Social Services (SAS) and a technology - based incubator (BioBIP).



Instituto Politécnico de Tomar

Instituto Politécnico de Tomar ( eng. Tomar Polytechnic Institute) is a higher education institution created in 1973. It is composed of Tomar Higher School of Management and Tomar Higher School of Technology, located in the city of Tomar, and the Abrantes Higher School of Technology , located in the city of Abrantes.



IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution’s - European Office

IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution’s European Office- advisers for local and regional authorities, clusters, agencies and Universities, represents in Brussels a significant number of entities, mostly from Portugal.



The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

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

Hydrogen Europe, 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.



HyER 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

Corvers Procurement Services and its affiliate 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


CNH2 - Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno- is a facility dedicated exclusively to research and development of hydrogen technologies and fuel cells in Spain. It has been created as a Consortium between the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, framed within the Map of Singular Scientific and Technical Facilities (ICTS) of the Spanish Government. The CNH2 is at the service of the entire national scientific, technological and industrial community and open to international collaboration.



Linde Portugal, founded in 1946 in Sogás, was incorporated into the Linde Group’s Gases Division in 1987. Linde Portugal, a member of Linde plc, producer and supplier of industrial and medical gases, provides advanced gas technologies and innovative solutions for all the industries.



Museu Nacional Ferroviário
(National Railway 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.