Belgian’s First Green Hydrogen Boiler in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges

In a groundbreaking move towards climate neutrality, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges has launched a pilot project at one of the port’s buildings with a boiler running entirely on green hydrogen. This initiative, a collaboration between Imtech, Remeha, Solencopower, and the port authorities under the PIONEERS project, demonstrates the feasibility of climate-neutral technology.


The Local Resource Recovery for Green Circular Concrete demo featured in Buildwise Magazine

The PIONEERS demo on Local Resource Recovery for Green Circular Concrete was featured in Buildwise Magazine. This article (pages 6-7) is only available in Dutch.


How the Green Deal Call-funded projects are tackling mobility aspects of the Fit for 55 proposals

This report delves into the core challenges faced by the aviation and shipping industries in meeting Fit for 55 targets. It underscores the need for technological development and low-carbon infrastructure, showcasing how these challenges are being addressed by 5 Green Deal Call-funded projects, including PIONEERS.


PIONEERS featured on Port of Barcelona platform PierNext

Diverse perspectives, one goal: Shaping the Green Ports of the Future. Barcelona hosted on 8 & 9 November, 2023, the General Assembly of PIONEERS. During this assembly, key consortium partners engaged in insightful interviews, providing perspectives on the future of port sustainability and highlighting the pivotal role of the PIONEERS project in shaping sustainable ports.


How innovation in ports and airports is helping to tackle European climate goals

Airports and ports across Europe have spearheaded ground-breaking research initiatives that address the ambitious policy goals, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. In ports, the PIONEERS project sets a goal of transforming ports into sustainable green hubs by 2050, in line with the EU’s Green Deal objectives.


PIONEERS success story featured at GDSO-EC!

GDSO selected as a success story the PIONEERS demo Green Straddle Carrier. PIONEERS partners PSAA and ATS have achieved a remarkable achievement – the launch of the world’s first hydrogen dual-fuel straddle carrier in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.


19 PIONEERS Demonstrators Selected for the EU Innovation Radar

The European Commission has analysed and selected all 19 demonstrators from the PIONEERS project into the EU Innovation Radar.


Greetings from the Ports of the Future!

PIONEERS Postcard is now available for Download.


 World’s first hydrogen dual-fuel straddle carrier

ATS and PSA Antwerp launched the world’s first dual-fuel hydrogen straddle carrier together with CMB.TECH, in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. This demo plays an important role in reducing terminal greenhouse gas emissions since this technology is able to replace 70% of diesel consumption with hydrogen on new straddle carriers.


PIONEERS featured in Euronews’ OCEAN documentary

How can Ports act as drivers of the energy transition, decarbonisation and environmental sustainability? What’s the role of the PIONEERS project?

Find out on the second episode of Euronews’ OCEAN documentary!


The role of ports and airports in transport’s green transition

“Innovative infrastructure for Europe 2030” was the central theme on the third day of TRA 2022. The plenary session built on the concerns expressed on Monday about transport infrastructure not being able to keep up with the technological advancements that can support the sector’s green transition, while one of the more in-depth strategic sessions focused specifically on the role of ports and airports.


PIONEERS brochure

PIONEERS Brochure is now available for Download.


“Energy PIONEERS” in the Port of Antwerp

The first collaboration within the PIONEERS project starts with the implementation phase in the Antwerp Euroterminal (AET). Indeed within the multipurpose terminal in Verrebroek, AET is implementing an energy transition strategy based on the installation of solar panels and wind turbines that will ensure that on a daily basis, in ideal conditions, a maximum capacity of 12.6 Megawatts of green energy can be generated on the company site.


PIONEERS consortium coordinated by Port of Antwerp-Bruges takes lead in greening of European ports

An international consortium of 46 partners led by the Port of Antwerp-Bruges will receive a €25 million grant from the European Horizon 2020 programme. The PIONEERS consortium representing leading ports, terminal- and transport operators, forwarders, knowledge institutes, technology developers, innovators and public entities will showcase concrete solutions reducing GHG emissions in ports while safeguarding their competitiveness. The project has a timeframe of 5 years starting at the end of 2021.



PIONEERS logo is available for Download.