Ignacio Blanco, President & CEO of Univergy Solar; Julio Hidalgo, Development Manager of the Hydrogen Division and Ismael Prieto, Hydrogen Project Manager, participate in the conference on “The energy transition of ports” organised by Blue Grouth.
Yesterday, 5th June, coinciding with World Environment Day, Ignacio Blanco, President & CEO of Univergy Solar; Julio Hidalgo, Development Manager of the Hydrogen Division and Ismael Prieto, Hydrogen Project Manager, participate in the conference on “The energy transition of ports: improving their environmental integration”.
This meeting, organised within the framework of the PORTOS project (Ports towards energy self-sufficiency) and financed by the European Interreg Atlantic Area call, aims to evaluate, develop and promote the integrated use of renewable energy resources in ports of the Atlantic Area.
During this day, we took part in a round table in which we talked about decarbonisation in ports and the relevance of turning them into energy hubs to achieve it, highlighting the vision of Univergy to integrate various renewable energy generation technologies and their accumulation using different energy vectors such as hydrogen or its derivatives ammonia and methanol.
The event ended with a visit to the “Nautilus”. One of the projects within the “Blue Growth” strategy of the port of Vigo framed within the “Living Ports” programme, in which they explained how certain construction materials in the port area can contribute to the development of autochthonous species in their adapted natural environment.
This meeting brought together representatives of the port community who, together with the Regional Minister Rosa Quintana, wanted to show this union in favour of the environment on the occasion of the conference “The energy transition of the ports: improving their environmental integration”.
Blue Grouth is the European Commission’s strategy for the recovery of the economy in Europe, through the relaunch of investment and technological innovation in those areas related to the Maritime Economy or Blue Economy, identifying the determining factors and the set of actions capable of boosting employment and economic growth in a sustainable manner.