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
10:00 Opening speeches
OEMs and charging/filling infrastructure operators on which technology is suitable for which needs. What are the possibilities and limitations?
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
A discussion between EU Commission representatives and NGOs starting from new econometric modelling on alternative fuels
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
HyER contact: email@example.com