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Element Energy close the H2Nodes project with an international Final Event

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Successful closure of H2Nodes, supported by Element Energy in a Project Management Office (PMO) role, with an international Final Event presenting the achievements and findings of the project

Element Energy recently organised the H2Nodes Final Event Webinar which covered presentations of technical solutions and pilot deployment, strategic recommendations and lessons learnt for future H2 Mobility projects along the North Sea-Baltic Corridor and held an insightful Questions and Answers session with participants from around 14 countries.

Throughout the project lifetime, the H2Nodes consortium was supported by external subcontractors with dedicated expertise including the team from Element Energy who supported the overall delivery of the project in a PMO role. Element Energy supported the project coordinator, Rigas Satiksme, and wider consortium for the reporting activities to CINEA, project’s governance and delivery and liaising with European Institutions.

H2Nodes Final Event webinar welcome addresses and technical presentations

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis (CEO of Hydrogen Europe), Andris Lubans (Board Member of Rigas Satiksme), and Richard Ferrer (Head of Innovation & Alternative Fuel Sector at CINEA) gave individual welcome addresses to commence the event.

These were followed by presentations of technical solutions and pilot deployment of hydrogen mobility technology delivered by H2Nodes. Rigas Satiksme explained how they aim to use their Riga HRS at full capacity by procuring 10 hydrogen buses or trolley busses to join their existing fleet of 10 Solaris Trollino 18.75H hydrogen trolleybuses. These are already operating in Riga and were deployed through the H2Nodes project. TotalEnergies highlighted how important it is to keep in contact with station users, as they are pioneers in hydrogen mobility and can provide invaluable feedback to consider in future actions. Parox Energy gave a brief overview of demand aggregation activities that took place in Parnu.

To watch H2Nodes HRS video introductions, go to the H2Nodes website: Presentation of H2Nodes Hydrogen Refuelling Stations in Riga and Arnhem (videos) – H2Nodes

Strategic recommendations and lessons learnt for future H2 Mobility projects

Trezors presented country reports on findings of the project, specifically focussing on Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Findings from the Western part of the corridor were presented by the Netherlands Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management, where an overview of hydrogen mobility developments across the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany was covered.

Finally, Element Energy Consultant, Simon King covered Milestone report 21 ‘Analysis of cost-effective routes for cities moving towards sustainable transport’, which will be available on the H2Nodes website soon. This insightful presentation covered vehicle fault data, total cost of ownership (TCO) data and other granular datasets which will need to be considered by cities planning to shift to sustainable transport options.

For additional information on the H2Nodes project and the final event, go to the H2Nodes website.

The recording of the final event is available here: H2Nodes Final Event summary and recording   – H2Nodes

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