At the Green Gas Mobility Summit, promoted by Gasnam and held on 20 and 21 September in La Nave (Madrid), Enagás CEO Arturo Gonzalo stressed that the decarbonisation of the transport sector will be “key in achieving climate neutrality and sustainability”. During a conversation with Gasnam Secretary General Eugenia Sillero, the CEO pointed out that emissions associated with transport worldwide represent about 40% of the total emissions associated with energy end-uses.
“The decarbonisation of transport will only be possible by introducing new energy carriers such as electrification, renewable hydrogen, biomethane and synthetic fuels,” said Arturo Gonzalo.
In this regard, he highlighted Enagás’ coordination with Spanish ports, distributors and all sector agents to adapt infrastructures to the needs of sustainable mobility and promote the future Spanish Hydrogen Backbone Network, about which he valued the recent launch of the non-binding Call For Interest for the first axes of the network.
“With this information we will be able to compare the potential renewable hydrogen market that could exist in Spain and adapt, if necessary, the infrastructure and investment proposal we have initially put forward for its development,” he added.
The company’s CEO was joined at this event by several other Enagás professionals. The Gas Assets General Manager, Claudio Rodríguez, took part in the panel “Net Zero hive, decarbonising mobility through the circular economy in Spanish ports” where he stressed the importance of this initiative promoted by Enagás to promote decarbonisation in the maritime sector and highlighted the key role of ports. “The ports are expected to strengthen the European energy infrastructure system by serving as import and export points for hydrogen corridors in line with REPowerEU’s aspirations,” he said.
The meeting was also attended by Enagás’ Logistics-Commercial Manager, Mary Paz Adán, who took part in the round table “How to make Spain an international benchmark in LNG bunkering” and highlighted in this context the solid infrastructure of our country, with 16 ports, and its outstanding interest in sustainability. “Spain’s strategic position has contributed to positioning the country as a logistics hub, boosting competitiveness in the sector and promoting the use of clean fuels to lead the transition to more sustainable maritime transport globally,” she said.
In addition, at the event Gasnam and the Neutral Transport Technology Platform presented the 2nd Neutral Transport Innovation Awards, which aim is to recognise, support and give visibility to the most innovative start-ups and projects with the greatest growth potential in the renewable gas value chain. Among the award winners were Enagás’ subsidiary Scale Gas, a company that develops and manages small-scale natural gas infrastructures for the supply of new uses of natural gas, and H2Ports, an initiative in which Enagás participates, and which was chosen as the best innovation project in the renewable gas value chain.