The European Institute for Innovation (EIfI) heads to Frankfurt to talk hydrogen transport November 2018

25 June 2019 - Published by Louise Napier
This Tuesday, November 20th 2018, the European Institute for Innovation headed to Frankfurt, Germany to present hydrogen and its emergence—specifically the Hydrogen Transport Economy that is currently being researched, developed and supported in the North Sea Region (NSR) through the five-year EU-funded project, HyTrEc2 (Hydrogen Transport Economy—2).

Hypermotion 2018 is an annual conference focused on transport and logistics, and features an interactive fair, exciting conferences and the Hypermotion-Lab as an arena for start-ups, future innovators and established entrepreneurs experienced in mobility. With more than 2,900 visitors, participants and exhibitors move seamlessly between the topics of the fair: traffic, mobility, logistics, Supply Chain Management and infrastructures. The ERDF EU-funded HyTrEc2 project was presented within the Hypermotion 2018, as well as part of the joint EnergyTube and EIfI booth.

Madeline Langlois of the European Institute for Innovation (EIfI) represented the EU-funded HyTrEc2 project with her presentation on interregional cooperation and work HyTrEc2 partners are undertaking across the North Sea Region. Some highlights from the presentation included an overview of the HyTrEc2 objectives and projected outputs, in addition to current retrofitting projects of van and truck fleets to become more efficient and green through Hydrogen fuel cell technology. Of significant interest to the audience was the discussion on HyTrEc2’s work with green hydrogen production, storage and distribution in Aberdeen (Scotland, UK) and Groningen (Netherlands)—specifically via small-scale wind and solar energy.


Madeline Langlois of the EIfI representing HyTrEc2 as a part of the ‘’Digital Regions’’ module of Hypermotion 2018

Of course, the main goal of the EIfI’s HyTrEc2 presentation was not lost on the audience. Some important visions and goals—such as those relating to health, environment, sustainable energy, establishing and developing an entire hydrogen transport economy in the North Sea Region—are too large and complex for any one local government or even region to accomplish alone. Through established pan-European partnerships and interregional cooperation, the HyTrEc2 partners are well on their way towards fulfilling their ultimate vision: stimulating hydrogen fuelled transport solutions for business, for the environment, for the future, with dynamic business solutions to make hydrogen a competitive vector for the transportation sector.