Sustainable integration of renewable fuels in local transportation


In the Canary Islands, land transport accounts for 30% of energy demand, being one of the main sources of emissions.

The SEAFUEL fleet includes 8 hydrogen vehicles

The island of Tenerife has been chosen as the project demonstration base. The Institute of Technology and of Renewable Energies will replace part of the diesel fleet with hydrogen vehicles aiming to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by more than 50%.

The vans

Five of them will be hydrogen fuel cell range extended electric vehicles, designed to provide a practical daily range for load carrying requirements. The range extending power module is attached to the roof of the van. Inside this is the 8kW Fuel Cell, DCDC Converter, 350bar 74L Hydrogen Tank, Cooling System, and Air Intake System.

The extra range is provided by the fuel cell, which means that the vehicle remains zero emissions (only water is emitted). As the fuel cell generates electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery, range is only limited by the proximity to a hydrogen refuelling station. A 74L hydrogen fuel tank has been used to double the range, this can be filled in less than 5 mins, giving fast and convenient access to increased range.

The van includes a HMI which displays the relevant information to the user.

The passenger cars

The project will also have FCEV cars, to conduct the socio-economic studies. These vehicles will be passenger vehicles, used as a complement to the questionnaires aimed at tourists visiting the island or locals who regularly hire cars. The respondents will have the opportunity to do a short test drive and experience the fuelling process.

The SEAFUEL fleet will charge in the hydrogen fuelling station based in the south of the island of Tenerife. The fuelling station will be powered by the available renewable energy resources installed at ITER to produce enough green hydrogen.

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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