Green O’Clock: Team up with Engie and play the green card for the energy transition
Thanks to a global ecosystem dedicated to research and innovation, ENGIE is working to conceive new solutions for energy services and the circular economy. All this to decarbonize human activities. The group joined the Greenathon initiative to take an active role in the energy transition and is fervently looking for EIC projects that push innovative energy solutions towards scale.
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Applications are open until 07 October.
In the framework of the European Green Deal, the European Commission emphasized the pivotal role of hydrogen in the decarbonization of the European economy. Hydrogen is an important sustainable energy source for the future, having a combustion process which only releases water and involves zero greenhouse-gas emissions.
Hydrogen can produce energy, generate electricity, be used to develop vehicles with no harmful emissions and has the ability to run for substantial periods without refuelling. The cleanest way of producing hydrogen involves electrolysis of water and this form of production is one of the future drivers chosen by ENGIE with the scope to ramping up the energy transition.
“Hydrogen is very much the missing link in a completely decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised system”, indicated ENGIE Group Executive Vice-President Thierry Lepercq. “We want to develop green mobility, whether via CNG, electricity or innovative solutions based on hydrogen.”
Up to 10 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen will be necessary by 2030 and, when the European Innovation Council launched the Greenathon, the French multinational company thought immediately about this challenge. ENGIE is working on three lines of development: industrial applications, hydrogen as an energy vector based on its ability to be stored and transported and mobility. For each of these segments, the group is developing solutions and exploring innovative technologies.
In this context, and in order to achieve these goals, ENGIE joined the Greenathon initiative and is currently looking for teams of innovators that want to collaborate to improve current hydrogen production technologies.
How can ENGIE ensure Green Hydrogen Production from sea water?
“Hydrogen has a strategic importance for ENGIE”, said ENGIE Chief Executive Officer Isabelle Kocher, “because it speeds up the transition to an energy sector with reduced CO2 emissions, whether by centralised or decentralised means”, she added.
What’s in it for you
- Further knowledge on innovative technologies that will help Europe reach its European Green Deal goals.
- Networking opportunities with like-minded innovators and representatives from big European players.
- Personalised online training on pitching technics before the event.
- Privileged access to large corporates.
Besides this, the winning teams of each challenge will:
- Meet with corporate’s senior staff for in-depth feedback, networking and pitching.
- Explore potential Proof-of-Concepts (POC) opportunities.
- Strengthen possible collaborations with business partners on the longer term.
For more details regarding ENGIE’s challenge, please visit our event page here (this section is only available for EIC Community members. Please access the member area in the platform to see this information).
Should you have any questions regarding the event, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Greenathon” as the subject).