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ROBINSON Islands Energy Forum

15 October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The first ROBINSON Islands Energy Forum takes place on Thursday, 15 October 2020 from 9 am till 12.30 pm CEST.

Programme of the day:

9:00 – 10:30        Welcome and introduction to the Forum

  • ROBINSON – Smart integRation Of local energy sources and innovative storage for flexiBle, secure and cost efficIent eNergy Supply ON industrialized islands – Ugo Simeoni, Research & Innovation Manager, ETN
  • Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative – Jeppe Mikel Jensen, Coordinator, Clean Energy for EU Islands secretariat
  • NESOI – New Energy Solutions Optimised for Islands – Alessandra Montanelli, Sinloc Spa

10:30 -10:45       Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00      Panel discussion: An integrated approach to decarbonise islands

Chaired by Mark Walker, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Research Institute – UHI

  • Eigerøy’s strategy towards the decarbonisation –  Rolf Andre Leidland, Project Leader, Eigersund Næring og Havn KF
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan – Donnie MacMillan, Plant Manager, Western Isles IWM Facility, Isle of Lewis, & Anne Murray, Strategy Officer, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Towards a sustainable and decarbonised CreteMaria Apostolaki, Environmental Engineer, Region of Crete

Discussion – Challenges and barriers to be overcome to decarbonise islands

12:00 – 12:30      Conclusion and next step




ROBINSON’s main mission is to develop an integrated energy system to help decarbonise islands with industrial activities. The system, which will be demonstrated on the island of Eigerøy, Norway, couples locally available energy sources, electrical and thermal networks and innovative storage technologies, using hydrogen as energy carrier. In order to achieve the target, innovative technologies will be developed, integrated on the island and managed by a novel Energy Management System (EMS) that will include non-electrical resources such as biomass gasification, wastewater valorisation and industrial symbiosis. More information on ROBINSON available on the CORDIS portal by the European Commission.

The ROBINSON project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957752


15 October 2020
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Flag of Europe This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 957752.
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