September 25, 2020. Energy and transportation leaders gathered at the Green Gas Mobility Online Event on September 22, 23 and 24. At this event, organized by Gasnam, the real advances and possibilities offered by green gas and hydrogen were analyzed to achieve the longed-for climate goals in land and sea transport. All this with more than a thousand participants, 70 presentations, B2B meetings, and a large virtual exhibition.
The present of biomethane and the promising future of hydrogen have centered the first day of the summit that was inaugurated by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, Reyes Maroto. Together with the official, business leaders of Iveco and Seat have offered their vision on the challenges of mobility, and experiences in the municipal fleets of cities such as Bristol, Paris, the Pamplona region and Barcelona were reviewed, as well as the extensive application of the renewable gas in agriculture in Italy.
On September 23, maritime transport was the protagonist. In an intense day of presentations and debates, in which national and international experts from the entire value chain of the maritime sector have participated, the broad consensus has become clear that LNG is today the best alternative to advance in the decarbonization of maritime transport and a correct step towards the penetration of renewable fuels, which guarantees a promising future for this technology.
The session was opened with the intervention of the Secretary General for Transport, María José Rallo, who presented the Strategy for Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility 2030, which places “low-emission mobility” as one of its key axes.
The last day of Green Gas Mobility has been inaugurated by the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen, who has indicated that renewable gases will play an essential role in reducing emissions in the types of mobility where electrification is not the answer, as is the case of freight, heavy transport, maritime and aviation.
At the same time, she mentioned the social benefits that renewable gases bring to society in terms of penetration of renewable energies, demand management, reduction of external dependence, reinforcement of the circular economy and also in terms of job creation, economic activity and territorial cohesion.
The event counted with the collaboration of the Madrid City Council, demonstrating once again its commitment to transport sustainability. It is also a collaborating event of the “Open Mobility Dialogue” promoted by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda within the Strategy for Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility 2030.