Several Enagás professionals have represented the company on various discussion panels. Enagás’ Gas Assets General Manager and Gasnam’s Vice-Chairman of Energy, Claudio Rodríguez, participated in the round table “Sustainability, Ambition and Resilience, the new challenges for the transformation of heavy transport”, where he pointed out that in order to address the decarbonisation of heavy transport “it is necessary to consider solutions based on the most competitive abatement cost”. He also mentioned the importance of promoting technical-regulatory levers that “allow the use of hydrogen in heavy-duty segments to be accelerated in the same timeframe in which the current situation will lead to the availability of competitive hydrogen”.
In the panel “Multi-energy hubs: catalysts for the decarbonisation of transport”, Natalia Latorre, Energy Transition General Manager at Enagás, who spoke alongside Manuel Arana, Director of Planning at Puertos del Estado, stated that “disruptive, innovative, technological and economically viable solutions are needed” for the decarbonisation of heavy transport. She also noted that hydrogen is attractive for maritime transport because “it is a proven technology and offers a solution for energy-intensive operations. In addition, its use is emission-free and, in the case of renewable hydrogen, so is its generation”.
Inés Melchor, Head of Guarantees of Origin at Enagás GTS, explained in depth the role of Enagás as the entity responsible for the system of guarantees of origin for renewable gases at the round table “Guarantees of origin, certificates of sustainability and obligations of advanced biofuels in transport”.
Finally, Óscar Maciñeiras, CEO of Scale Gas, a subsidiary of Enagás, took part in the debate on “Mobility in hydrogen vehicles, a reality within everyone’s reach”, where he explained that this reality is possible thanks to projects such as the one that Enagás has promoted together with Toyota and Cabify.
Enagás also had an exhibition space at the event to publicise its progress in the decarbonisation of transport and its commitment to sustainable mobility. One of these projects is LNGhive 2, a continuation of CORE LNGas Hive, which promotes several initiatives for the decarbonisation of maritime transport, including the construction of two LNG supply ships and the adaptation of the Huelva and Valencia regasification terminals to offer bunkering and small-scale services. Key among future projects is the “Net Zero hive”, promoted by Enagás and Puertos del Estado, whose aim is to reinvigorate the use of current port infrastructures for the use of the energy sources of the future.
Gasnam and the Neutral Transport Technology Platform presented at the event the Neutral Transport Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards, which aim 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 two start-ups in which Enagás has a stake: H2Green won the award for Innovation in the hydrogen value chain and Sunrgyze won the Entrepreneurship award for the best start-up for the production and/or distribution of renewable gases.