The Basque Country presents the Net-Zero Basque Industrial Super Cluster initiative at the "Technology Alliances for Decarbonization" event in Houston (USA).
The Basque Hydrogen Corridor was represented by Petronor, the Energy Cluster and Tecnalia.
The Net-Zero Basque Industrial Super Cluster has been one of the ten regional initiatives invited to take part in the project promoted by the World Economic Forum to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
The SPRI Group, Petronor, the Energy Cluster and Tecnalia are in Houston this week representing the Net Zero Basque Industrial Super Cluster (NZSC) at the event on "Technological Alliances for Decarbonization", organised by the World Economic Forum and the Electric Power Research Institute.
The NZSC is one of the ten regional initiatives that has been invited to take part in the project promoted by the World Economic Forum to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
The aim of the event, which has brought together the community of clusters that form part of the WEF initiative "Transitioning Industrial Clusters towards Net Zero", is to share and discuss projects and experiences, to analyse challenges and opportunities and to grow the technological partnerships needed to accelerate the transition towards the decarbonisation of different industrial sectors.
The delegation from the NZSC will take part in various sessions over the three days, during which, in addition to presenting the initiative and its key milestones to date, the different speakers will highlight the development of technological and industrial opportunities for the local value chain as one of the differential factors of the initiative.
In this sense, particular mention should be made of the fact that the NZSC has been selected to participate in the opening session of the event, in which those present will be briefed on the objectives, the member organisations and the approach of the Net Zero Super Cluster and the benefits that collaboration between industries and other key players will provide in the competitiveness of local industry and job creation.
Specifically, Petronor will be involved as a speaker in one of the sessions on technology, explaining how the challenge of decarbonising its processes has been turned into an opportunity both for the company and for the Basque Country itself, through the Basque Hydrogen Corridor, with a public-private collaboration strategy that is enabling projects to be taken forward at all levels of the hydrogen value chain.
In the so-called "Walkabout session", the delegation will present certain technological and industrial development projects, such as the Basque Hydrogen Corridor, the AI analytical tool known as Bideratu (ELKARTEK Programme 2021), and the H-Acero project led by Sarralle (HAZITEK Programme), which develops equipment and knowledge for the use of green hydrogen in steel processes.
During this week, the Basque delegation will hold bilateral meetings to discuss experiences and exchange knowledge with EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) managers in the areas of green hydrogen, energy efficiency and electrification.
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