Gorinchem, Netherlands, 30 May – the Technology Transfer Workshop (TTW) on sustainable inland shipping, was held in Gorinchem. Hosted by EICB under the PLATINA4Action project, the workshop gathered key stakeholders to discuss and advance the sector’s transition to zero-emission operations.

This event was the first in a series of five TTWs. The session was chaired by Daisy Rycquart, ensuring a productive and focused dialogue among participants.

The workshop provided a forum for sharing the latest innovations in inland navigation and logistics. A diverse range of experts presented technical solutions aimed at achieving zero-emission operations. Key topics included the deployment and scalability of alternative fuels and hydrogen, the implementation of charging stations, retrofitting solutions for existing vessels, and policy recommendations to support these initiatives.

Jeroen Meijerink from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management offered a comprehensive overview of the current state of subsidies and financing mechanisms crucial to the decarbonization efforts in the IWT sector. His insights were invaluable for understanding the financial landscape and opportunities available to support sustainable innovations.

Additional presentations were delivered by representatives from leading companies such as TATA Group, Zero Emission Services, KOTUG International, BOVAG, FincoEnergies, Future Proof Shipping, Heuvelman Transport, Nexus Energy B.V., and NPS Driven. These presentations covered a broad spectrum of topics, from the deployment of alternative fuels to the latest in hydrogen technology and emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts between technology providers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.

As the PLATINA4Action project continues to roll out its series of technology transfer events, stay updated on the following events and activities of the project.