HyER Workshop – European Week of Cities and Regions 2018

HyER, in cooperation with some of its members, is organising a workshop in the frame of the 2018 European Week of Cities and Regions:


Cross border cooperation to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuels


Date and time: 9th October, 16h30 – 18h00, followed by a networking reception

Venue: South Denmark House, Avenue Palmerston 3, Brussels

Name of the regional partnership: Deployment of Alternative Fuels in Europe

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The deployment of alternative fuels vehicles and alternative fuels infrastructure is and will be one of Europe’s main challenges in the transport sector over the coming years. To ensure an uptake of low emission transport solutions, standardised charging infrastructure needs to be deployed efficiently across European countries. This is especially relevant for border regions. International cooperation can also help to accelerate the deployment of low carbon technologies thanks to joint procurement and the replication of successful flagship projects.

The session will discuss why cross border collaboration is needed for an effective deployment of low carbon transport systems in Europe and what policies are needed to facilitate this.

Speakers will also present strategies and projects developed in their own regions as well as best practices which can easily be replicated by other regions. Many local authorities are also facing similar challenges when deploying alternative fuels.

The session will consider three zero and low emission fuels: battery electric mobility, hydrogen mobility and LNG.

After the session, participants will be invited to continue the discussion during a networking reception.




Coffee and registration from 16:00

Moderation: Valentine Willmann, EU Policy, Projects and Partnerships Manager, HyER


16:30 – 16h40

Welcome and short introduction to HyER – Barney Crockett, HyER President and Lord Provost of Aberdeen

16:40 – 16h55

Why is cross border collaboration essential for the deployment of alternative fuels? What policies are needed at European level? – Eirik Boe, Councillor, Akershus County Council

16h55 – 17h10

Development of an electromobility hub in Berlin – Thomas Meissner, Head of Division Energy/Mobility, Berlin Partners

17h10 – 17h25

Deployment of a transnational network for alternative fuels (GREAT project) – Britt Karlsson-Green, Project Manager, Skane region

17h25 – 17h55

Strategies for the deployment of alternative fuels for transport and project examples in the Netherlands: Patrick Cnubben, Business Manager LNG & Hydrogen, New energy Coalition and Marc de Kroon, Senior Advisor Economic Development, City of Arnhem

17h55 – 18h00

Panel discussion and exchanges with participants / wrap up


Networking reception


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