Webinar Alpine regions, large scale initiators of hydrogen mobility


The SUERA Action Group 9, co-lead by AURA-EE and CasaClima, in the framework of the French Presidency of EUSALP, is organizing the fifth annual conference on energy transition in the Alps. It will be divided into three separate seminars on hot topics in energy and sustainability on regional and transnational level: hydrogen as an energy vector in transport, local energy communities, and the perspectives of the new European Bauhaus for a carbon-neutral future.

The first webinar will take place on October, 18th, from 2pm to 3.30 pm. It aims at demonstrating how the EUSALP Macro regional strategy is a booster for cooperation in the hydrogen strategic field, with a better coordination and concentration of funds:

Committed to the energy transition and sharing air quality problems, the Alpine Regions have indeed been developing hydrogen mobility projects in their territories for many years, such as the Zero Emissions Valley project in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, H2 Rivers in Baden Württemberg or in South Tyrol. With a dynamic and innovative hydrogen industrial eco-system, Alpine Regions have developed regional strategies to stimulate this hydrogen economy. Infrastructures are being developed, hydrogen refuelling stations are being built, light mobility is being launched, and heavy mobility is starting. To connect all these regional strategies and equip the Alpine corridors with hydrogen infrastructures, some Alpine regions wanted to cooperate on the deployment of heavy mobility, the stimulation of innovation and new technologies, and the development of training and professional skills. This cooperation has taken concrete form in a letter of intent from 9 Alpine regional authorities, within the Green Hydrogen for the Alps initiative initiated by EUSALP Action Group 9 "Energy".