Clust-ER Greentech together with Tecnopolo di Ravenna and Cifla -Centro per l’Innovazione Fondazione Flaminia presented a regional workshop on the territorial challenges and opportunities towards a H2-based energy change.
On Friday, June 10th, Clust-ER Greentech together with Tecnopolo di Ravenna and Cifla -Centro per l’Innovazione Fondazione Flaminia presented a regional workshop on the territorial challenges and opportunities towards a H2-based energy change.
The event, held at the MAR Museum in Ravenna, was part of the program of “Research to business”,the 17th International Exhibition of Research and Skills for Innovation, promoted by the Emilia Romagna region.
The workshop consisted of an informative first part, in which speakers addressed different aspects of the hydrogen issue, on a local, regional and European political and strategic level, with speeches also coming from the world of research and industry.
In the second part, a panel discussion was held to discuss the technical and practical issues required to implement the infrastructure needed to create a hydrogen valley.
“Renewable hydrogen is a great opportunity for hydrogen valleys, geographically localized areas where there are different actors working in the production, transformation of hydrogen into other chemicals and its end use,” explained Francesco Matteucci, program manager of EIC-EISMEA.
The Emilia-Romagna Regional Government’s goal, in response to European stimuli, to achieve a full transition to renewables by 2035, involves a tight timeframe and the need to act quickly by bringing together and coordinating the different sectors of the supply chain.
“The objective of the initiative was to take stock of what is the current situation in the hydrogen supply chain, with focus on region and host city. Starting a supply chain requires systemic actions, so we involved actors from different fields.” Underlines Alberto Sogni, of Clust-ER Greentech.
“We are a Clust-ER that associates different companies interested in hydrogen, we have had a working table on this issue for about 3 years. Companies are willing to invest, they need support for strategies, regulations that are not fully developed and a system action to build the supply chain.”