Decarbonizing Islands through hydrogen: what challenges and opportunities?

Decarbonizing Islands through hydrogen: what challenges and opportunities?

Join us on the 9 November 2023, for this Green Hysland webinar organised in partnership with the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative!


Renewable hydrogen is universally considered an important energy vector in the global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions, with the potential to decarbonize also hard to abate sectors, bring flexibility to energy systems, create energy storage opportunities and enhancing sector coupling.

This is especially true for islands, whose territories are particularly favorable for the production of hydrogen thanks to their closeness to water, to their remoteness, resulting in a difficulty to be connected to national energy grids.

Hydrogen on the other hand, allows long term storage of excess electricity, guarantees energy security when renewable energy production is lower, hence energy independence from fossil fuels imports.   

The aim of the webinar is to present what are the challenges and opportunities for hydrogen’s uptake in islands, and the steps to integrate this versatile energy vector to their energy systems.  To do so, 3 geographically different islands with different levels of advancement in hydrogen deployment (roadmap for hydrogen, project planning and funding, project implementation) will present their best practices.


11:00Welcome and introduction
Christian Galletta, Project Officer, FEDARENE
11:05Scene setter
– Jan Cornillie, Secretariat coordinator, CE4EUI
– Stefano Barberis, BluEnergy Revolution, CE4EUI
11:20Introduction of the Green Hysland project
Victor Encinas Sanchez, Green Hysland Coordinator, Enagas Renovable
11:40Examples from islands
– H2 ferries in Estonian Islands, Sulev Alajõe, Estonian islands (TBC)
– H2Watt project in Ameland (NL), Luc Van Tiggelen, Project Manager, Ameland
– REMOTE project in Gran Canaria (ES), Santiago Díaz Ruano, Industrial Engineer, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias – ITC