Decarbonizing Islands through hydrogen: what challenges and opportunities?

Join us on 9 November 2023 for this joint Green Hysland – Clean Energy for EU Islands Webinar on the transformative power of hydrogen in island communities.

The 09 November 2023 from 11:00 to 12:30 Brussels time

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 this webinar is to present 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 (EE), Sulev Alajõe, (Estonian Islands Energy Agency)
– H2Watt project in Ameland (NL), Erwin de Boer, Project Manager, Ameland
– REMOTE project in Gran Canaria (ES), Santiago Díaz Ruano, Industrial Engineer, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias – ITC

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