SEAFUEL partners met on the 16th and 17th of October 2019 to discuss the updates and progresses of the project and participated in a SEAFUEL event organized by Action Renewables.  

On October 16th -17th representatives of SEAFUEL project’s partner organizations met in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in order to attend the 4th project meeting and a SEAFUEL event with stakeholders on hydrogen for transport. The meeting and the event, hosted by Action Renewables, took place in Belfast, in the Stranmillis College and The Great Hall of the Queens University.

During the first day of the meeting partners addressed the implementation of activities and had the opportunity to discuss and plan the upcoming delivery and installation of a fully functional hydrogen-generating pilot plant in Tenerife, which will be capable of supplying fuel to a fleet of vehicles that will used by the Institute of Technology and Renewables energies.

On the second day, partners attended a SEAFUEL seminar organized in The Great Hall of Queens University. The event counted with experts and academics who tackled climate breakdown and how projects such as SEAFUEL, HUGE and GENCOMM can help in the fight for a climate stable future.

The seminar was opened by Mr. Ian Gordon from Action Renewables and continued with the presentations of Prof. John Barry, Queens University Belfast; the coordinator of the SEAFUL project, Dr. Pau Farras from NUI Galway; the hydrogen project specialist, Richard Ainsworth from EMEC Orkney Islands, the HUGE project coordinator, Ms. Desislava Todorova from the University of the Highlands and Islands; and the GENCOMM project coordinator, Mr. Paul McCormack from Belfast Metropolitan College.  The event concluded with a workshop led by Doctors Tom Van Ransburg and Aoife Howard from NUI Galway University, in which participated all attendees and experts that involved all the experts and academics that attended.

SEAFUEL project´s innovative approach includes the generation of hydrogen using the excess production of energy from renewable resources of the Atlantic Area and using the hydrogen technology to store this surplus to be later used in the local transport systems.

Using hydrogen to store the excess energy produced by renewable energies becomes very important in island territories with isolated electric systems where energy management is of vital importance now that the connection with other electrical systems (found in territories which are electrically connected) cannot be used to improve its stability.

SEAFUEL project is co-financed by the 2014-2020 INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme that supports transnational cooperation projects in 36 Atlantic regions of five countries: France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, contributing to the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion.

10:00 h
Welcome to SEAFUEL event & Hydrogen Triple Alliance
10:30 h
Pau Farras
10:50 h
Moving towards sustainable islands
Jan Cornillie - EU Clean Islands Initiative
11:10 h
Clean islands transition linked to sustainable tourism
John Dale Beckley – Canary Green
11:30 h
Hydrogen innovation in islands
Pedro Casero - Hydrogen Europe Research
Green hydrogen production from solar and seawater
11:45 h
Bill Ireland – Logan Energy
Wind to hydrogen, on-shore vs off-shore
Frank Adams - GICON
12:05 h
Marine Energy harvesting to hydrogen
Diana Raine – Smart Hydrogen Consulting
12:25 h
Panel discussion and Q&A audience
12:45 h
Lunch break – poster showcase
13:15 h
Hydrogen Island Roadmaps – The Tenerife case
Josh Williamson – HyEnergy
14:30 h
HGV mobility in islands, infrastructure deployment
Jon Bjorn Skúlason – New Icelandic Energy
14:50 h
Hydrogen Islands, opportunities and challenges
Implementation of a hydrogen project, refuelling urban buses
Andrew Morrisson - Energia
15:10 h
Hydrogen fuel cells as a reliable power supply
Santiago Díaz - Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias
15:30 h
REXH2: The on-board solution for zero-emission navigation
Fernando Szabados – EODev
15:50 h
An all-island approach, the Mallorca Case
María Jaén - Enagas
16:10 h
Panel discussion and Q&A audience
16:30 h
Room Cibeles, Cleopatra Hotel
10:10 h
Strategy for the Atlantic islands
Ismael Morán-García - Joint Secretariat INTERREG Atlantic Area
Delivering of green hydrogen for mobility, maritime and remote energy production
Marc Lavine - Sunrhyse
16:50 h
March 31
10:30 h
SEAFUEL H2 Refuelling Station presentation • ITER’s CEO: Eduardo Ballesteros • SEAFUEL coordinator: Pau Farras Visit to the pilot plant
11:30 h
Visit to other ITER’s facilities (Photovoltaics laboratory, D-ALiX, supercomputer TeideHPC - TBC)
12:30 h
Cocktail at ITER’s Visitor Centre
SEAFUEL Hydrogen Refuelling Station Launch
April 01
08:30 h
Welcome and Registration SOLAR2CHEM event
09:00 h
08:55 h
Opening Remarks
Prof. Gabriele Centi – University of Messina
Prof. Alexander Cowan – University of Liverpool
11:00 h
09:35 h
10:25 h
10:10 h
Prof. Adélio Mendes – University of Porto
Prof. Sophia Haussener – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Dr. Fatwa F. Abdi – Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin
lunch BREAK
12:35 h
11:35 h
Dr. Luis Villalba – CTO of Sunrgyze project
Dr. Gaia Neri – Enapter
13:45 h
13:10 h
14:55 h
14:20 h
Round-table discussion, Q&A, Closing remarks
16:55 h
15:10 h
Poster session