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Fit for 55: From Green Hydrogen Valleys to the European Hydrogen Backbone

Join us online at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) to hear how to flesh out the Europen Hydrogen backbone through Hydrogen Valleys. This event is taking place online on 20th October from 10.30 am to 12 pm CET.

To achieve the ‘Fit for 55’ strategy, we must scale-up clean energy. Green hydrogen (H2) ecosystems and repurposed infrastructures are solutions to achieve this goal in hard-to-abate sectors and will be important contributors to decarbonise all sectors. French and Dutch territories will present their initiatives related to hydrogen, both at local and cross-border levels. Public and private sectors will show how they work together to develop common projects scaling-up renewable H2 along its entire value chain and revitalize industry in cross-border areas, triggering many benefits. Speakers will present hydrogen projects they are involved in, including HEAVENN (NL), BIG HIT (SC), GREEN HYSLAND (ES) and LACQ HYDROGEN (FR and ES). These projects are concrete examples of the industrial synergies between European territories and cover the entire value chain of renewable H2. The session will shift from a local focus to a European one, with the presentation of the European Hydrogen Backbone.

Speakers 1. Alexandra Stein, Director, Berlin Hub, Scottish Government 2. Laurence Farreng, Member of the European Parliament (Renew, CULT) and also municipal advisor of Pau (Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine in the South West of France) 3. Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director of the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking 4. Nienke Homan, Regional Minister for Groningen, Province of Groningen 5. Mr. Dominique Mockly, CEO, Teréga 6. Mr. Jean-Fréderic Laurent, Managing Director and President of the Board of Director of the major seaport of Bordeaux 7. Enrique Troncoso, Technical Director and Head of the Energy Transition Team, Enercy


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