Decarbonization of heavy transport & Hydrogen role

POSTPONED. The event will bring together revelant stakeholders to discuss the role of hydrogen in the decarbonization of heavy transport.

The impacts of the New European Commission plans to become carbon neutral by 2050 on heavy transport will be particularly important.  The European Green Deal will mean new legislation on batteries and alternative fuels.

Heavy transport is already demonstrating huge investments in new technologies and electric vehicles to reduce its carbon footprint. But those challenges and new measures taken will also need to take into account the fact that truck and buses represent 25% of the EU’s road transport emissions, playing a big role in the possibility to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

The event on the 23rd of April will bring together senior EU policymakers, industry experts and civil society representatives to discuss the best pathway to decarbonize heavy transport and what role hydrogen can play in that effort.

Questions to be addressed at the event include:

  • What is the best pathway for transitioning to zero emissions in the road transport sector by 2050?
  • How can policymakers ensure they are technologically neutral in legislating on a low-carbon future?
  • Does clean heavy transport depend on batteries, or are there alternatives like hydrogen? Does hydrogen have a possible role in trains as well as trucks?
  • If there is a future for hydrogen, can it be made in a greener way?
  • Does a public network of hydrogen re-fueling stations need to be subsidized across Europe?

Register through this link.

For more information, contact events@politico.eu.