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North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority webinar

How far off is the hydrogen revolution?

by Port News Editorial Staff

Hydrogen could become a key factor for implementing environmental sustainability objectives and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels in port and logistics processes.

This awareness is the starting point for the series of webinars organized by the North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority on October 28th, November 25th and February 18th.

The events will host nationally, and locally acclaimed speakers will then lead to a publication that will be the Port Network Authority’s first contribution towards defining a national policy aimed at the adoption of hydrogen in the sectors concerned.

In the first webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th, we will talk about the hydrogen factor in the global context.

What are, then, the geopolitical implications and what impact, not just economic, will the increased use of hydrogen at global level have? Which scenarios could emerge at Mediterranean level and in terms of cooperation among coastal states? How does the hydrogen factor affect “balance of power” dynamics at geopolitical level? Is it possible to elaborate an “industrial geopolitics” that sees countries with different specificities engaged in different roles but competing with the same objective of creating and exploiting a “hydrogen chain”? And Italy? What are, in light of its industrial specificities, Italy’s potential in the hydrogen sector and what global role can the “Italian system” hope to play in this chain?

These are the issues that will be addressed in this first event dedicated to hydrogen, aimed at contextualizing the phenomenon on a global scale and highlighting the key geopolitical and socio-economic factors required to start outlining a strategy to address this issue.

From 3.00 p.m. to 4.40 p.m. various experts will discuss the topic: Alessandro Viviani, senior consultant at European House- Ambrosetti; Manfred Hafner and Michel Noussan, from the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); Giovanni La Via, Director General of the University of Catania, former President of the Commission for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament; Luca FRANZA, Head of the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme of the International Affairs Institute (I.A.I.).

 

Translation by Giles Foster

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