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19 PIONEERS Demonstrators Selected for the EU Innovation Radar

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 19 PIONEERS Demonstrators Selected for the EU Innovation Radar [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The European Commission has analysed and selected all 19 demonstrators from the PIONEERS project into the EU Innovation Radar.   The EU Innovation Radar is a platform strategically designed to assist investors, businesses, and policymakers in identifying and evaluating pioneering projects with the potential to succeed in the market.   This selection and inclusion in the Innovation Radar is a valuable opportunity for PIONEERS to not only raise awareness of these innovations but also to receive support for the upcoming go-to-market phase. The demonstrators will be showcased to a wider audience as “key innovations”, presenting to industry players and citizens the numerous excellent technological and scientific advances being delivered by R&I in Europe.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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GREEN STRADDLE CARRIERS

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/8.-Catchy-PIONEERS_Green-Straddle-Carriers.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Container terminals are significant emitters of greenhouse gases, mainly due to the operation of straddle carriers that run on diesel fuel.   To address this environmental challenge, PSA Antwerp, a partner in the PIONEERS consortium, is investigating the feasibility of using hydrogen as an alternative fuel for straddle carriers in order to reduce emissions in daily terminal operations. This initiative has already resulted in a fully operational hydrogen system and a remarkable reduction in diesel usage by over 35% with the launch in 2023 of the world's first hydrogen dual-fuel straddle carrier in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges which will continue to be tested for performance in live operations.   For more details about this demo, such as the methodology and expected outcomes, you can download the factsheet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1688742515559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] PARTNERS INVOLVED [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4262" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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ELECTRIC GREEN LAST-MILE FOR ON-SITE LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/7.-Catchy-PIONEERS_Electric-green-last-mile.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] In the Venlo region, most of the transportation within the port area is carried out by heavy diesel-powered vehicles, leading to huge local air and noise pollution. To address this environmental concern, PIONEERS is taking new steps towards cleaner and zero-emission solutions through the electric green last mile (eGLM).   PIONEERS consortium partners FIER, Venlo, and Supply Chain Valley aim to introduce 100% electric terminal tractors to contribute to the further upscaling of the electrification of logistical operations and its supporting infrastructure.   For more details about this demo, such as the methodology and expected outcomes, you can download the factsheet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1688742515559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] PARTNERS INVOLVED [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4253" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4264" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4509" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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LOCAL RESOURCE RECOVERY FOR GREEN, CIRCULAR CONCRETE

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/6.-Catchy-PIONEERS_Local-resource-recovery-for-green-circular-concrete.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Building a new tidal dock requires several different materials, including sand, which is usually imported. However, PIONEERS is exploring an innovative alternative and local way that eventually creates a business model for other building projects.   PIONEERS consortium partners VITO, Buildwise and Port of Antwerp-Bruges aim to replace up to 40% of the original sand in the concrete with local “upcycled sand” excavated during construction of the tidal dock. This sustainable process will be tested under real conditions, exposed to tides and salty water.   For more details about this demo, such as the methodology and expected outcomes, you can download the factsheet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1688742515559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] PARTNERS INVOLVED [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4265" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4256" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4261" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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HYDROGEN HEATING FOR BUILDINGS

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/5.-Catchy-PIONEERS_Hydrogen-heating-for-buildings.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] The recent merger of the ports of Bruges and Antwerp has resulted in one of the largest ports in Europe, driven by a strong ambition to become one of the most sustainable port. One of the primary concerns is the reduction of CO2 emissions, especially from buildings.   PIONEERS coordinator Port of Antwerp-Bruges is exploring the feasibility of using hydrogen as a heating source for buildings by implementing a Hydrogen Heating System. The main goal is to acquire and disseminate knowledge related to the safety and regulatory aspects of using hydrogen for heating purposes.   For more details about this demo, such as the methodology behind it and expected outcomes, you can download the factsheet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1688742515559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] PARTNERS INVOLVED [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4261" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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BATTERY STORAGE AND SMART MANAGEMENT OF GREEN ENERGY IN TERMINAL OPERATIONS

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/4.-Catchy-PIONEERS_Battery-Storage-and-Smart-Management-of-Green-Energy-in-terminal-operations.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Encouraged by the energy transition, the interest and sales of electric vehicles (EVs) is consistently growing and is noticeable at the Antwerp Euroterminal (AET). As a matter of fact, these cars require an initial charging operation before any further shipment.   PIONEERS consortium partners AET and Univers are working together to create a system where the management and storage of electricity can effectively benefit such terminal operations, becoming more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Currently, they are exploring eco-friendly energy from sources such as wind turbines, to make the most of the green energy.   For more details about this demo, such as the main objectives and the economic potential, you can download the factsheet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1688742515559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] PARTNERS INVOLVED [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4263" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4254" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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A CORRIDOR OF MODULAR DOCKING STATIONS FOR ENERGY CONTAINERS

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/3.-Catchy-PIONEERS_-A-corridor-of-modular-docking-stations-for-energy-containers.pptx.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]To reduce emissions from barges, a comprehensive approach involving new technology, a change in mindset, and updated policies is crucial.   One possible solution being studied by PIONEERS consortium partner ZES is battery-electric sailing. This involves storing electricity in large containers called ZESpacks to power the barges. The ZESpacks use advanced lithium-ion battery technology. When the batteries in these containers run out of power, they are swapped for fully charged ones at special docking stations in a defined network. This allows the barges to keep sailing without waiting and emitting harmful pollutants.   The goal is to investigate if using battery-powered barges and building modular docking stations is a practical option for a sustainable inland shipping.   For more details about this demo, such as the methodology behind it and the routes where this concept is being studied, you can...

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HYDROGEN REFUELLING INFRASTRUCTURE

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2.-Catchy-PIONEERS_Hydrogen-Refuelling-Infrastructure.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Straddle carriers, enabling the loading and unloading in a port without the assistance of cranes or forklifts, allow for more efficient terminal operations.   Traditionally powered by diesel, they have faced challenges in terms of long refuelling times.   PIONEERS consortium partners Air Liquide and PSA Antwerp aim to create an innovative solution: a high-speed Hydrogen Refuelling Station for straddle carriers in ports terminal. This demo presents a technical challenge as these machines require a high-speed swift refuelling to sustain uninterrupted operations. If successful, it will contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future for port operations.   For more details about this demo, such as the methodology behind it as well as the main expected results, you can download the factsheet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1688742515559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] PARTNERS INVOLVED [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4255" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4262" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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PIONEERS at the Annual Conference of the Dutch Association of Inland Ports 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at the Annual Conference of the Dutch Association of Inland Ports (NVB) 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Without an active role in inland ports, sustainable goals will not be achieved!   The Dutch Association of Inland Ports (NVB) hosted its Annual Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from October 5th to 6th, 2023. Peter van Wijlick, one of PIONEERS' partners from the Municipality of Venlo, attended the event. Venlo is the only inland port within PIONEERS, so his participation was of great importance to exchange ideas and join discussions on sustainable growth and development within the inland port sector.   On Thursday afternoon, a workshop was held on the challenges posed by low water levels in rivers and canals during dry seasons. The workshop explored topics such as integrated river management and building climate-resilient waterways, vital for sustainable inland port operations. In the evening, the NVB hold its annual dinner, providing an opportunity for participants to engage in informal...

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PIONEERS at MAGPIE Port-City Conference 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at MAGPIE Port-City Conference 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]MAGPIE, the sister project of PIONEERS, hosted the MAGPIE Port-City Conference on 27th September 2023, in Le Havre, France. This event was co-organised by HAROPA Port (the first French commercial port), AIVP (International Association of Port Cities), and the 43 other partners from the MAGPIE consortium.   The event focused on the role of local authorities in shaping the future of ports. It served as a platform to showcase MAGPIE's innovations, namely onshore power supply, alternative fuels and digital tools. The afternoon featured dedicated workshops that explored these topics.   During workshop 2, the speakers discussed the benefits of monitoring emissions. Wouter Schmidt (University of Antwerp), a PIONEERS consortium partner, presented the case of the PIONEERS project on impact assessment and evaluation for new innovations in the port environment. Martijn Streng (Erasmus University Rotterdam), a MAGPIE consortium partner, also shared insights on MAGPIE's perspective on the subject.   Remarkable similarities in the...

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