HyER event: Decarbonising Heavy Duty Road Transport

HyER, the GREAT project and the Skane European Office have the pleasure of inviting you to a day of discussions on how we can work together to speed up the shift to alternative fuels in heavy duty road transport.

The long-haul road transport sector causes around 25% of emissions from transport in Europe. It is essential to find ways to decarbonise the heavy duty freight sector and therefore to support the uptake of alternatives to fossil fuels, along with modal shift solutions.

This seminar will gather EU, industry and regional stakeholders for a debate on how to increase the amount of LNG/LBG, Hydrogen and Battery Electric heavy duty lorries on European roads. We will also discuss how the EU can maintain technical leadership in this sector, especially in light of the recent Tesla and Nikola announcements for instance.

Confirmed speakers include MEP Gesine Meißner.


When: 31st of January 2018, 10am-4pm

Where: Brussels, Norway House, rue Archimede 17

Register here! 



10:00 Opening speeches

10:30 Technology
OEMs and charging/filling infrastructure operators on which technology is suitable for which needs. What are the possibilities and limitations?

11:30 Users
Transport buyer and lorry driver attitudes need to change. How does does the shift to low emission vehicles work in practice?

12:15 Networking Lunch

13:00 Policy
A discussion between EU Commission representatives and NGOs starting from new econometric modelling on alternative fuels

14:00 Finance
How can the EU become the global forerunner in alternative fuels for heavy duty freight vehicles? CEF and Horizon 2020 funding.

14:45 Wrap up

15:00 Networking possibilities and coffee


GREAT contacts: jonas.brantefors@skane.se

HyER contact: valentine@hyer.eu