La presència en salons professionals, com és el cas d'Expoquimia, i en esdeveniments adreçats a estudiants, com ara la Nit de la Recerca i la Setmana de la Ciència, s'emmarca en l'objectiu de difondre i promoure l'hidrogen com a vector energètic de present i futur
Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia
Building the catalan renewable hydrogen ecosystem
Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia
Catalonia aims to be at the forefront of energy transition and the south of the country, the region of energy and chemistry, is driving it forward in this global challenge by creating Hydrogen Valley. This strategic initiative for the country is working to set up an ecosystem that turns on the value chain of hydrogen, an energy vector that is vital to achieve the objective of climate neutrality in parallel with increased business competitivity and improved welfare.
Hydrogen produced from renewable energy and water will be generalized as a raw material and source of heat in the chemical industry, for mobility, for household use and as a fuel. Europe predicts that by 2050, 25% of energy will be generated from clean hydrogen and Catalonia, which has the most important petrochemical hub in the south of Europe and is at the strategic crossroads of the future mobility of hydrogen, is well positioned.
The Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia is coordinated by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and has the following institutional and business supports: the Catalan Government, Enagás, Repsol, the Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AEQT), the Tarragona Provincial Council, the Port of Tarragona and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB).
Alliance of Knowledge
The Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) and Eurecat, the Technology Centre of Catalonia, integrate the Alliance of Knowledge, Science and Technology. It is the core of research and innovation in the Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia and has long been working around renewable hydrogen.
After a period during which the foundations of the Project have been laid, about 160 public and private organisations are now part of the Hydrogen Valley of Catalonia, a collaborative, multi-sector and multi-stakeholder platform
Al voltant de 160 empreses i institucions formen part d'aquesta “iniciativa estratègica de país per fer front al canvi climàtic i activar sectors claus”, tal i com la defineix el govern català. La reducció de les emissions de diòxid de carboni que han de suposar els 44 projectes madurs s'estima en 415.000 tones anuals
Estudiants de centres de primària i secundària i membres de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili participen en tallers i demostracions sobre aquest vector energètic
Everything is leading us to the transition towards renewable energies, whatever technology they use. The industry of the future has to make the change to sustainability and renewable energies, and a clear alternative is green hydrogen, to which it will be inextricably connected
Industry General Manager
We cannot imagine the Tarragona petrochemical industry in the near future if it does not undergo a profound transformation in terms of decarbonisation, something that Europe is totally committed to. This process of decarbonisation will require public and private investment
Economicist and coordinator of the Advisory Committee Catalonia-Next Generation EU
Societies do not always take advantage of the alternatives to challenges. History reminds us that not everybody managed to make the best of the industrial revolution, the information revolution or the digital revolution. I am convinced that at this key moment, Catalan society will rise to the occasion
Joan Ramon Morante
Director of IREC
The development of new technologies, research ideas, products and solutions as part of the Hydrogen Valley project will enable us to set up a structure and implement a solid, multidisciplinary and ecosystemic strategy for research, development and innovation
Director of Scientific and Technical Development of Eureka