The project coordinator, Dr. Pau Farrás, will share the experience gained in the framework of the SEAFUEL project, as well as the technical and scientific challenges that have had to be addressed during its implementation.

Finding novel solutions to combat climate change is one of the most challenging and urgent issues. Although the production of solar fuels is still at a low level of technological readiness, solutions need to be shown to authorities and the general public now in order to achieve a rapid adaptation to renewable energies. Now that some European countries are forcing fossil fuels out of their economies, hydrogen is seen as a very promising solution to deliver zero-emission transport.

On 15 December 2021, the coordinator of SEAFUEL, Dr. Pau Farràs Costa from the University of NUI-Galway (Ireland), will give a presentation on the SEAFUEL project in the framework of the courses and lectures organised by the Centre for Research in Technologies, Energy and Industrial Processes of the University of Vigo – CINTECX for its research community.

During the same, some of the possible novel solutions to combat Climate Change will be addressed based on the experience gained in the SEAFUEL project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of feeding local transport networks using fuels produced from renewable sources and seawater.  In addition, the technical challenges that the project partners have had to face during the execution of the project will be explained, as well as the importance of bringing in parallel the technical and scientific advances in this field in order to meet the objectives of hydrogen production in Europe.

The conference, which will take place on 15 December from 10:00 to 12:00, will be held online via the CINTECX Remote Campus.

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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