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.
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.
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.
The European Commission has analysed and selected all 19 demonstrators from the PIONEERS project into the EU Innovation Radar.
PIONEERS Postcard is now available for Download.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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.