Save the Date: 26 May, HyTrEc2 event on green hydrogen.

19 May 2021 - Published by Rachael Goodfellow
HyTrEc2 workshop about stimulating green hydrogen fuelled transport solutions.


The workshop will be the kick off to a new digital series of events in which pioneering regions will report on their experience in the Hydrogen Transport Economy (HyTrEc2) project. The first event will take place on the 26th of May 2021, with Aberdeen City and Gemeente Groningen presenting. Registration is now open!


Hydrogen will be the one of the most important energy carriers of the future and hydrogen-powered vehicles are fundamental to achieving the EU's energy and climate protection goals. In Europe over 90% of transport is oil-based and it is proving to be one of the most stubborn areas for reducing carbon emissions. Converting larger vehicles to hydrogen offers real opportunities for carbon emissions reductions for both transport and logistics.

We will hear from two local authorities Aberdeen City in Scotland and the Dutch municipality of Groningen, who are testing hydrogen vehicles in their regions. How do they work in practice? What challenges do they face with rolling out this new technology? What are their success stories? And where do they plan to go next?


The Date: 26 May 2021 14:00 CET

The Speakers

Louise Napier/Rachael Goodfellow (Aberdeen City Council):

'Aberdeen has been a pioneer of hydrogen since 2013 and has one of the largest and most varied fleets of hydrogen vehicles in Europe. Aberdeen City Council will share their experiences as the lead partner of HyTrEc2 project, in which they are actively working on developing a hydrogen transport economy in the North Sea Region.'

Gerrit Griffioen (Municipality of Groningen)

'The future of hydrogen in Groningen and how Groningen is actively working on creating a hydrogen transport economy in the North Sea region and how experiences from the HyTrEc2 project have been used'.


Participants: Local, regional and national government officers, national H2 programmes; electrolysis and fuel cell vehicle manufacturers; and the general public

Registration: Interested parties can register now here. Participation is free of charge.


Further events are planned at 4-month intervals until the end of 2022: For example, on the development of supply chains, on the production and storage of green hydrogen, and on the education and training of professionals.

The project: With the project, the partners in HyTrEc2 want to develop the North Sea region into a centre of competence for green hydrogen and find solutions to promote the FCEV market.