Keep up to date with what’s happening in the zero emission buses sector!

Throughout the autumn of 2020, Element Energy and Hydrogen Europe will host a series of free webinars in the lead up to the ZEB2021 Paris Conference next March.

The ZEBINAR programme has been designed to cover key elements of the transition to zero emission. Participants will hear directly from operators already integrating zero emission vehicles into their bus fleets; industry representatives developing zero emission infrastructure and vehicles; and policy makers developing the next phase of European directives.

Please find here the series programme as well as the links to register for each zebinar:

Zebinar I: Zero Emission Buses & the Green Recovery

Tuesday 22nd September 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 CET

An overview of the policy framework for zero emission buses. Speakers will discuss how zero emission buses can play a part in Europe’s green recovery strategy.




10:30 – 10:35 5’ Welcome and Introduction

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

10:35 – 10:55 20’ EU’s push towards ZEB

Claire Depré, Head of Unit, DG MOVE

10:55 – 11:10 15’ Debunking the myths: COVID and public transport

Aida Abdulah, Senior Manager, Knowledge and Innovation, UITP

11:10 – 11:25 15’ Fleet transitions in a post-COVID era: An Industry Perspective

Patrícia Vasconcelos, CEO, CaetanoBus

11:25 – 11:40 15’ Opportunities and challenges of scaling up zero emission fleets

Gerrit Spijksma, CEO, QBuzz

11:35 –12:00 20’ Q&A Session

The recording is now available 

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Zebinar II: Transforming Infrastructure: HYDROGEN

Tuesday 13th October 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 CET

Industry representatives and bus operators discuss solutions for rolling out affordable infrastructure and pathways to green hydrogen.



10:30 – 10:40


Welcome and Introduction: Meeting Europe’s Hydrogen Refuelling Needs

Enrique Giron, Project Officer, FCH JU

10:40 – 11:10


Suppliers Panel: Recent Innovations and Options for Refuelling

  • Jean-Marie Padovani, General Manager, Global New Energies Business Unit, Air Liquide advanced Technologies 
  • Lars Jakobsen, Sales Director, Everfuel
  • Liliane Cloatre, Director of Business Development, Hynamics

11:10 – 11:40


Lessons learned from the operators
followed by Q&A

  • Sandra BØDKER, North Denmark (Aalborg, Denmark)

3 fuel cell buses are operated by Keolis and Arriva in the Aalborg region

  • Andreas Meyer, WSW Mobil (Wuppertal, Germany)

WSW Mobil operate a fleet of 10 fuel cell bus in and around Wuppertal

11:40 – 12:00 20’ Dialogue between suppliers and operators

⇒ The video recording is now available 

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Zebinar III: Transforming Infrastructure: BATTERY

Tuesday 10th November 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 CET

Industry representatives and bus operators discuss solutions for rolling out affordable infrastructure.

10:30 – 10:45 15’ Welcome and Introduction

Celine Cluzel, Director, Element Energy

Element Energy are a low-carbon energy consultancy with offices in the UK, France and Australia. Celine leads their transport team, and will act as the moderator for the webinar.

10:45 – 11:15 30’ Suppliers Panel: Recent Innovations and Selecting Suitable Infrastructure Options

  • Jean-Yves Helias, Head of Transport Agency, ENGIE Solutions

ENGIE Solutions are a global leader in low-carbon energy solutions, such as their Charge & Go electric bus infrastructure offering.

  • Sander Drissen, Innovation Director, Scholt Energy

Scholt Energy, based in the Netherlands, are experts in the full set of considerations required in delivering

11:15 – 11:45 30’ Lessons Learned from Public Transport Authorities

  • Mario Canet, Head of New Projects, TMB

TMB are the main public transport operator in Barcelona, and are currently planning to transition their entire bus fleet to 100% electric.

  • Jon Stenslet, Head of Fleet, Ruter

Ruter are a Norwegian public transport authority serving the Oslo area. They have set an ambitious target to completely phase out diesel buses from their fleet by 2028.

11:45 – 12:00 15’ Q&A Session

The video recording is now available 

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Zebinar IV: Optimising Operations: Considerations for A Full Fleet Conversion

Tuesday 1st December 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 CET

Operators share their experiences and best practices of operating ZE buses. Speakers will share their practical solutions for integrating zero emission buses into their existing fleets and plans for transitioning to fully zero emission fleets in the 2020s.

10:30 – 10:40 10’ Welcome and Introduction

Introduce topics and speakers, run through the webinar rules. This speaker will act as moderator for the whole webinar.

  • Nicolas Brahy, Managing Director, Hydrogen Europe
10:40 – 10:55 15’ Keynote:

  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCH JU
10:55 – 11:25 30’ Case Studies from the operators:

  • Battery: Jan Barchanek, Bus Operation Manager, Prague Public Transit (DPP)

è DPP are an ambitious operator based pioneering in motion charging in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Fuel Cell: Jens Conrad, Project Manager, Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK)

è RVK operate Europe’s largest fleet of fuel cell buses in the Cologne Region, Germany


11:25 – 11:40 15’ Digital Solutions to ensure vehicle reliability and interoperability

  • Laurent Rouvet, CEO, FillNDrive
11:40 – 12:00 20’ Q&A Session



The video recording is now available

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