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Arthur Baux, Manager Hydrogen Business Unit, Engie, France
Björn Hansen, Founder, Futur 2 Festival, Germany
Ole Hering, Founder, North Tec Consult, Germany
Faas Moonen, Project Manager, Green Energy Mill, Netherlands
Marie Sabot, Managing Director, We Love Green, France
Jacob Sylvester Bilabel, Founder, Green Music Initiative, Germany
After the session there was a meeting with the festival promoters where EVERYWH2ERE Project was explained in detail and the Festival was offered the possibility of becoming one of the demosites
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A music festival has the same energy need as a small city over the weekend. Because missing grid connection, no technical infrastructure and very little uptake of digital smart metering systems, this energy is mostly produced very inefficiently by gasoline generators on site. With more than 500 big festivals and more than 5000 bigger events alone in Germany, this causes a lot of unnecessary stress on the environment. But there are alternatives. European cities can become living labs for the demonstration of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies, which produce clean renewable energy with no CO2 or noise emissions at all. Meet the trailblazers paving the way for others to follow. Learn about visions, challenges and pitfalls on our way to a renewable future.
Speaker – Arthur Baux, Manager Hydrogen Business Unit, Engie, France – Jacob Sylvester Bilabel, Everywh2ere Hydrogen Gensets, Green Music Initiative, Germany – Björn Hansen, Founder, Futur 2 Festival, Germany – Faas Moonen, Project Manager, Green Energy Mill, Netherlands – Najma Souroque, Head of Sustainability & Think Tank, We Love Green, France
-Jacob Sylvester Bilabel, Founder, Green Music Initiative, Germany
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On 11-12 June 2019,
EVERYWH2ERE consortium met in Helsinki, Finland, at VTT Headquarters, for the
celebration of the Month 16 General Assembly (GA) of the project.
The main goal of this
meeting was to discuss the current status of the project and the definition of
the next steps to be carried out during the forthcoming months.
The Consortium has progressed
in the final FC Gensets specifications and the two partners
recently incorporated to the Consortium (THT and FRIEM) are fully engaged in
The whole EVERYWH2ERE
project Consortium has continued its strong commitment to engage Stakeholders
and different industrial groups to the project, and a workshop for the Regions
and Cities Interest Group was held in Brussels in month 11 in Brussels (January
2019). The project has been also presented in several conferences and
workshops, and both industrial and regional groups and also events’ promoters
have been contacted during this period.
Over the coming months,
project partners will keep on defining the demonstration calendar where
EVERYWH2ERE prototypes will be tested during the demonstration phase, aiming at
evaluating the FC Gensets performance and collecting data for their future
The next General Assembly
of the project will be held in January 2020.
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On 3 June Pedro Casero from Aragon Hydrogen Foundation presented the EVERYWH2ERE project in the International Workshop for Global Sustainability “Space Sustainability”, which was held at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Madrid, Spain on June 3-5.
This Workshop is organized by The Partnership for
Global Sustainability (PGS), a global network of public and private
organizations and individuals that works at the nexus between the space and
aerospace sectors and terrestrial sustainability challenges.
The EVERYWH2ERE project was invited to participate in the “Increasing Space Mission Critical Ground Infrastructure Resiliency through Sustainability” Session.
The goal of this session was examining several ways that sustainable approaches to infrastructure planning and refurbishment can contribute to the resilience of the space sector’s critical ground infrastructure.
During the presentation, the current status of the technologies of hydrogen and the roadmap the FCH JU has recently launched were discussed.
The targets of EVERYWH2ERE project were connected both to that roadmap and its potential application as replacement of diesel gensets in Space Mission Critical Ground Infrastructure.
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This event will give the opportunity to the consortium to promote the use of the FC gensets also in movie industry for future demonstration and market exploitation.
The Everywh2ere project will participate at the panel discussion on Green Film production in order to promote sustainable movie production and shooting.
The panel discussion, film producers and film fund managers will discuss the green ways they want to take to decarbonize film shooting where also Fuel Cell and hydrogen can play a relevant role.
During this event, various European experts coming from movie production agencies and film commissions will exchange their experience with sustainable Film/TV production and green cinema. Sustainable initiatives, projects and actions have taken root throughout the world since the first green seeds were sown in the film industry and filmmakers now understand that environmentally-friendly production is not rocket science. And European productions followed “Green Film shooting” best practices similar to those one promoted in Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood movie “The Post” did.
The panel will take place at the Italian Pavilion, Hotel Le Majestic – Salon Marta, 10 Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, on May 17 from 12.30 – 3 pm. If you like to attend, please RSVP.
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We are looking forward to meeting you in the czech capital
in spring, because we want to talk about today and tomorrow. Let‘s discuss how
we run our operations smarter and how we treat the environment and ourselves more
responsible and more sustainable. Like no other institution our pan-european
think-tank brought together hundreds of festivals, scientists, initiatives and
suppliers involved in festival and event organisation to foster exchange on an
international basis. Time for the next chapter:
We are happy, excited and proud of this wonderful line-up of
speakers including experts from so many fields: festivals, science, initiatives
and politics. Two days dedicated to festivals of the future, a life worth
living and how to stay sane in a crazy world. We are looking forward to meeting
you, because we want to talk about today and tomorrow. Let‘s discuss how we run
our operations smarter and how we treat the environment and ourselves more
responsible and more sustainable.
In addition to our H2 Corner, Dr Stefano Barberis will
present our Everywh2ere project in a panel discussion.
Panel will be hosted by Jacob Bilabel from our
project partner Green Music Initiative.
“The energy revolution“ – innovation & mindset”
Do we really need more more more? The audience want brighter and crazier lightshows. The artists demand LED screens as far as the eye can see. The safety guys demand the best backup systems available. Let‘s create the most efficient energy sources with the least emissions produced to meet those needs and power the events of the future. We will talk about needs, plans and developments. Nothing more or less than a change of the industry‘s energy philosophy.
Stefano Barberis| RINA & Hydrogen Everywh2ere Project, IT
Michal Kaščák & Michal Sládek | Pohoda Festival, SLK
Mark Schoots | Recreatie Noord Holland (f.e. Mysteryland & Indian Summer Festival), NL
Juliusz Kowaczyk | Fota4Climate, PL
About GO Group:
GO stands for Green Operations.
GO Group is an independent, pan European and cross industry
think-tank to inspire people in the music festival and events industry to run
their operations greener and smarter, more sustainable and responsible. GO
Identify international best practices in sustainable innovations for the
music festival and event industry
Aggregate, communicate and share the collective knowledge with
interested stakeholders from all over Europe
Establish working relationships between different industry groups to
enable practical and spontaneous exchange of personal experiences
GO Group was founded in early 2011 by GreenEvents Europe Conference, Green Music Initiative (GMI), Yourope (the European Festival Association) and Bucks New University. Today Holger Jan Schmidt and Jacob Bilabel made it a European institution for sustainable event management, which curates workshops, programs conferences and brings together Europe’s leading thinkers and doers. GO Group sucessfully carries out international workshops as well as field trip workshops to festivals in all of Europe to its festival partners like Exit Festival (2015), Roskilde (2016) and We Love Green (2017) amongst others. It also provides major contributions to the leading conferences and conventions of the events and live music industry such as Eurosonic/Noorderslag (NL), Green Events & Innovations/ILMC (UK), ADE Green (NL), MaMa Paris (FRA), by:Larm (NO), Nouvelle Prague (CZ) and others.
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On 15 January the EVERYWH2ERE project carried out a workshop “Upscaling Hydrogen Gensets in European Cities” in Brussels back-to-back with a meeting of the FCH JU’s Regions & Cities Initiative.
workshop, moderated by city network and EVERYWH2ERE partner ICLEI Europe
explored the necessary regulatory framework for enabling an uptake of
hydrogen-based generator sets (gensets) in cities for use in temporary events
such as construction sites, music festivals and other public events. Not only
have participants been able to reflect on their local circumstances in relation
to other regions and cities, a keynote by the European Commission’s Vicente
Franco of DG Environment has put hydrogen gensets in context with EU Clean Air
Policy and highlighted the importance of strong cooperation across all levels
of government and the scientific and industrial community. Mr. Franco set the
stage for the workshop by giving an optimistic outlook for already decreasing
emissions from conventional generator sets due to stricter European standards
and encourages to go the extra mile:
“If we can have zero-emission hydrogen-gensets, we will gladly support your work”
from the city of Oslo (NO), DG ENVE, Hydrogen Europe and the Region of Aragon
(ES) concluded on the EVERYWH2ERE hydrogen gensets as a highly interesting
option for cities, regions and companies alike to reduce their emissions
despite the higher initial investment costs. Next to operating zero-emission
and zero-noise, the gensets are a quick to implement technology with high
public visibility specifically useful for showcasing local and regional
and regional regulation, such as public tendering and procurement, are a
powerful tool to accelerate the transition to non-diesel generator sets. This
can be seen in Oslo where the city motivates the construction sector to apply
zero-emission solutions, but also encourages other cities through international
city networks such as ICLEI. By implementing beneficial policies and by
establishing clear targets regarding air quality and emission reduction, cities
are providing signals to the private sector that clean solutions are encouraged
and that the necessary regulation will be in place. This is especially important
considering the initial higher investment cost of hydrogen gensets compared to
diesel-based generators. Political vision therefore prepares and
it might not always be a matter of incentivising the private sector as existing
red tape and complicated permitting procedures are often hindering efficient
installations of hydrogen-based technologies in the city area. A lack of
finance and capacity often stands in the way of local and regional authorities
acting as a facilitator and for bringing different stakeholders together. The
importance of facilitation was demonstrated by the example of the Aragon
Hydrogen Foundation which has been set up by the regional government and brings
together more than 70 members key to the regional economy ranging from
industry, consulting, public administrations and associations to promote the
use of hydrogen on a regional level and to provide policy and technological
to Action: Regions & Cities Interest Group
attendees agreed that now, following this workshop, demonstration of hydrogen
gensets in European cities is of utmost importance. The EVERYWH2ERE project
looks forward to working together with Regions and Cities in providing four
25kW and four 100kW gensets to organizers of temporary events in coordination
with the local and regional authorities. Next to directly showcasing the
benefits of the gensets important lessons and policy recommendations will be
generated and shared. In order to explore the context-specific framework
conditions for hosting hydrogen gensets, local and regional authorities are
invited to become part of the EVERYWH2ERE Regions & Cities Interest
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At Eurosonic Noorderslag festival conference our Green Music Initiative suceeded in having the Everywh2ere H2corner and two panels on hydrogen / future energy at festivals. Eurosonic Noorderslag is an annual four-day music showcase festival and conference and Europe’s most important meeting for the festival and live entertainment industry sector with more than 5000 attendees held in January in Groningen, Netherlands. https://esns.nl
The EveryWh2ere Project had two panels on energy at festivals: Festivals of the Future Making a huge impact with a low impact on the planet: this is how the future is being built. This panel will show some of the latest ideas, goals and the progress of various smart systems, modules and solutions. From the circular economy to hydrogen energy – these measures will be implemented at the festivals and events of the future and this panel will show you how. with: Jasper Goossen DGTL (NL), https://dgtl.nl Michal Kaščák Pohoda Festival (SK) https://www.pohodafestival.sk/ Claire O Neill, Arcadia (UK) https://www.arcadiaspectacular.com/ Jacob Bilabel, Green Music Initiative / Everywh2ere (DE)
Time is Running Out! Green Energy Solution for Festivals
Trends towards more stringent legislation (Paris 2020) and social
responsibility require urgent action in the substitution of diesel generators
at festivals. A practical solution (wind and solar energy) is to be presented
at EPIC in this session. Various viewpoints of this theme will be discussed
with policy makers, artists and companies using the same technology, with
emphasis on urgency, feasibility, and practical applicability of the presented
Faas Moonen TU Eindhoven (NL),
Alexander Suma Ibis Power (NL),
Maarten Barthel Groningen Seaports (NL),
Danny Jones OffGrid Energy (GB)
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On 8-9 January 2019, EVERYWH2ERE consortium
met in Huesca, Spain, at FHA Headquarters, for the Month 12 General Assembly (GA)
of the project.
In this meeting, main issue to be discussed
was the redefinition of different roles of project partners due to the withdrawal
of former partner Swiss Hydrogen. Thus, two new partners have joined to the
project Consortium: THT Control OY (Finland) and FRIEM S.p.A (Italy).
Over the coming months final FC Gensets
specifications will be carried out and it will be going forward from designing
the demonstration strategy.
As it was remarked in June 2018 in Goteborg
(Month 5 General Assembly), partners have made an important effort to engage
Stakeholders and demonstration sites to the project, by presenting the project
in different conferences and workshops and contacting with different industrial
and regional groups (genset rental companies, cities…) and event promoters.
The next General Assembly of the project
will be held at the Tht facilities in Helsinki, Finland, on the 11th
and 12th of June.
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15 January 2019, 13:00 – 17:30
Brussels, Belgium- Avenue de la Toison d’ Or 56- 60, 1060 Brussels
ICLEI Europe, in cooperation with the EVERYWH2ERE project, is organising a city-oriented workshop on “Upscaling Hydrogen Genets in European Cities”. The event will highlight modern Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies as clean alternatives to fossil fuel generators in providing energy for construction sites, festivals and other temporary urban events.
The workshop is taking place back-to-back with the 9th General Assembly of the Regions & Cities initiative of the European Union’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Join Undertaking (FCH JU). With European cities driving the decarbonisation of transport, urban heating and cooling, industries and services forward, the workshop will focus on how FCH technologies as a 100% clean alternative to diesel-based generator equipment can support cities in reaching their climate and energy targets, reduce emissions and noise and increase air quality.
This workshop will offer:
an understanding of how hydrogen gensets can be a viable alternative to diesel generators
a platform to exchange on the necessary regulatory frameworks for deploying temporary hydrogen gensets in city areas
the opportunity to speak about and promote own innovative decarbonisation measures
The workshop will also serve as an entry point for becoming part of the EVERYWH2ERE Cities Interest Group to explore options for hosting hydrogen generator sets and to profit from tools and long-term recommendations generated throughout the project.
Click here for the preliminary agenda for the event. Interested participants can register for the event here.