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Spain: Collaboration Agreement Signed to Boost Hydrogen as a Fuel in Transportation

By January 24, 2019

January 24, 2019

  • The Spanish Hydrogen Association and the Spanish Confederation of Service Station Businessmen sign a collaboration agreement to cooperate in the organization and development of activities and research in the field of energy, sustainable mobility and the use of hydrogen in transport.

The Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) and the Spanish Confederation of Service Station Businessmen (Ceees) have signed a framework agreement for collaboration on energy, sustainable mobility and the use of hydrogen in transport.

With this agreement, both institutions express their willingness to cooperate in the organization and development of activities to promote research, innovation and technological development, all for the benefit of society in general.

The objective is the creation of synergies between both entities for the realization of joint activities, in addition to other initiatives such as the organization of conferences, colloquia or seminars, as well as other activities of transfer and promotion of technologies of common interest.

José Javier Brey Sánchez, president of AeH2, affirms that “this agreement represents an important step on the road towards the decarbonisation of Spain, where sustainable mobility and the use of vehicles powered by alternative energies will be fundamental. The use of hydrogen as a fuel can play a key role in the transition to a sustainable energy system. ”

For his part, Jorge de Benito Garrastazu, president of the Ceees, ensures that “the signing of this agreement will allow Ceees associates to be placed in a leading and cutting-edge position by promoting and promoting the development of infrastructures for the supply of vehicular hydrogen, that is a magnificent energetic alternative to propel cars with electric motor of zero emissions “.

Hydrogen and sustainable mobility

Last November, the current executive presented the draft that draws some of the guidelines of what will be the future Climate Change Law. In this document, among other issues, it was specified that as of 2040 the registration and sale in Spain of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with direct emissions of carbon dioxide, that is, gasoline, diesel and hybrids will not be allowed.

In this sense, the vehicles propelled by hydrogen charge a special relevance as alternative transport to the current cars. Hydrogen cars, which base their operation on the generation of electricity through a fuel cell, have the distinctive “zero emissions”. This level is made up of cars that do not emit C0 2 into the atmosphere and are not harmful to air pollution.

In addition to being a major boost to the environment, the hydrogen industry could have beneficial economic, social and environmental impacts. In this way, it is estimated that, in 2030, it could reach a turnover of 1,300 million euros per year, and the creation of 227,000 jobs.

In the environmental field, its use would lead to the saving of 15.12 million tons of C0 2 annually, thanks to the estimated 14,000 vehicles that populate the Spanish roads within twelve years. This confirms the essential role of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in the decarbonisation of the transport sector.

Source: Compromiso_Empr

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