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Monday, June 26, 2023 at 12:09 p.m.

The transition to hydrogen, at the URJC

The transition to hydrogen, at the URJC The transition to hydrogen, at the URJC

The Rey Juan Carlos University hosts an event to discuss the issue of the ecological transition to hydrogen, with Europe and Africa as protagonists. 

Nora Fernandez Fernandez 

Tomorrow, June 27, IMDEA Energy is organizing a conference on the Móstoles campus to discuss the roadmap to guide the transition to green hydrogen. In addition, future investments and policies that will be established between the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) to collaborate on sustainability issues will be discussed.

Spain is currently one of the EU leaders in terms of renewable energy production and could become one of the most relevant European hydrogen concentrators, also being the 'hydrogen gate' for African society.  

This event is part of the project of Hydrogen Europe JUST-GREEN AFRICA, whose objective is that this transition towards hydrogen is carried out in a synergistic, sustainable and fair way, from the environmental and social point of view, between Europe and Africa.  

As Javier Dufour, professor of Chemical Engineering and researcher of the project from the URJC, explains, "hydrogen is one of the fundamental pieces to achieve decarbonization of Europe, and thus meet all the objectives that the EU has set in terms of sustainability and environment”.  

These types of projects, continues Dufour, who is also the organizer of the event, "seek to develop a global hydrogen economy that is sustainable, environmentally friendly, economically viable, and socially responsible." The main objective is, therefore, "to satisfy the social needs of the nearby communities and then to be able to produce hydrogen in a global market", Dufour qualifies.  

During the day, the project is presented to different companies, research centers and other competent bodies to show the roadmap that will be developed on the African continent. The act will include all morning, from 9:00 to 15:00.  

For more information about the project, you can also visit the following link: https://www.clean-hydrogen.europa.eu/media/events/just-green-afrh2ica-promoting-just-transition-green-hydrogen-africa-2023-02-15_en