Ebro Hydrogen Corridor: First operational meeting of the working group in Navarra. This meeting was held after its official presentation in Zaragoza last April 4.
The Councilor for Economic and Business Development, Mikel Irujo, welcomed the members of the working group whose objective was to set the next steps for the revitalization of the project. In this way, the aim is for the Ebro Corridor to become a reference valley in the production and consumption of renewable hydrogen in Southern Europe.
The project seeks to enhance the inter-territorial connection and serve as a link between the major regional initiatives around renewable hydrogen to promote the sustainable development of the territories from a shared will and vision of multisectoral collaboration with actions throughout the value chain.
The synergies and complementarity resulting from this cooperation ensure the availability of resources and industrial and technological capabilities to lead the deployment of hydrogen in southern Europe and achieve sustainable results that produce social, economic and environmental benefits favoring the technological and industrial positioning in the European scenario.
The next steps agreed at the meeting held today are to identify lines of collaboration between the projects being promoted in the four communities, as well as to work on new lines of joint development in storage, infrastructure and regulation, fundamental axes in the development of the H2 Economy, always seeking collaboration and alignment with both the Ministry and the European Commission.
The Minister was accompanied at the meeting by the Director of Industry, Energy and Strategic Projects S4, Uxue Itoiz, and by Pilar Irigoien from Sodena and Nancy Tarjanian and Ana Ursúa from AIN, on the Navarre side; Fernando Palacín, representing the Hydrogen Valley of Aragón, Albert Ballbé, representing the Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia, Jose Ignacio Zudaire, and Manu Núñez, representing the Basque Hydrogen Corridor, as well as Tomás Malango and Maty García from SHYNE, Spain’s multi-sectoral consortium for Renewable Hydrogen, also participated in the event.
The Ebro Hydrogen Corridor in Aragon
The Ebro Hydrogen Corridor was presented in Aragon and it was Javier Navarro, general director of Industry and SMEs of the Government of Aragon and vice president of the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation, who inaugurated the event last April 2022.