ECUBES TECHNOLOGIES is an energy strategy consultancy firm, with deep understanding of challenges at transmission system operator level, focusing on clean energy infrastructure and cross-sectorial power infrastructure integration. Our work also includes project developments on resilience in civil and defence sector by cross-sectoral infrastructure integration projects and services based on hydrogen technologies. Solutions for new business models at TSO-level providing the energy infrastructure of tomorrow – enabling grid flexibility services stability in countries with high penetration of renewable and intermittent sources, as well as meeting requirements for clean power and transport in fast-growing economies.
Hydrogen and flexibility.
EXPO DUBAI, 12. December 2021
World Majlis - Equipping Youth to Thrive: Rethinking Education for a Changing World
H2STUDENT Program will participte at EXPO DUBAI, Venue TERRA - THE SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION starting on December 12th 2021:
Challenge: How can we provide an education system that better prepares children for the Fourth Industrial Revolution world? What new skills and sensibilities should be curricular cornerstones for today’s children? Will learning science and maths become more important? What place will art and the humanities hold in a future brim-full of technology? How important will it be to teach curiosity, systemic, critical and analytical thinking, and empathy? This World Majlis session seeks to answer these questions through a lively conversation that brings together diverse thought leaders, visionaries and changemakers.
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22. November 2020, Ljubljana
AWARD for the best promotional project of the year 2020 in the field of renewable energy sources and energy efficient use in Slovenia was given to H2STUDENT programme.
Based on the decision of the expert jury of the Eco Fund of Slovenia and the newspaper Finance, H2STUDENT was selected as the best promotional project in the field of renewable sources and efficient energy use in Slovenia in 2020. The H2STUDENT programme, as SRP programe of ECUBES, is an important promotional factor in efforts to reduce climate change and consequent security threats. more….
Brussels - 8. July 2020
EU adopted NEW Hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe. With the new EU Hydrogen Strategy, the EU sets the framework for the development of the hydrogen sector into one of the backbones of the European energy industry.
The EU strategy for energy system integration is outlining a vision to create a smarter, more integrated and optimised energy system, in which all sectors can fully contribute to decarbonisation. According to the European Union, green hydrogen “is a key priority to achieve the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition.” It is seen as a technology which can bridge the gap between electricity production from renewable energy and the goal of decarbonising a large share of the EU’s energy consumption by 2050.
In order to set the path for how hydrogen can be used in this way, and to make a first step towards setting the regulatory framework for a European hydrogen market, on 8 July 2020 the EU issued its “hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe” (the EU Hydrogen Strategy). The aim of the EU Hydrogen Strategy is to decarbonise hydrogen production and expand its use in sectors where it can replace fossil fuels. Read more...
Brussels - 23 January, 2020
User requirements: clean energy and hydrogen energy storage - is European Defence sector setting new standards for European clean energy future just by defining user requirements ? RESHUB project - For the first time in the history of EU, a defence-energy project is given access to EU funding with the help of EDA. Read more...
‘RESHUB’, a Slovenian-led project supported by EDA with a view to improving energy efficiency in the defence sector, has been awarded EU funding (€310,000) under the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) of the European Commission. It is the first time a defence-energy project is given access to EU funding with the help of EDA.
The project was prepared by the Slovenian Ministry of Defense as part of the Consultative Forum on Sustainable Energy in the Defense and Security Sector, organized by the European Defense Agency (EDA) in cooperation with the EU Directorate-General for Energy and based on the ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY CORRIDOR SLOVENIA ZEMC-S project developed by ECUBES Technology.
EDA was instrumental in helping participating Member States prepare and draft the RESHUB application following a call for SRSP applications issued by the Commission. RESHUB is a project conceived and led by the Slovenian Ministry of Defence under the Consultation Forum on Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) which is currently in its third phase.
Other participating countries in the project are Austria, Belgium, Germany and Hungary. It is the first time a defence-energy project is given access to EU funding with the help of EDA.
The project is part of the EU’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The EU is aiming for zero-emissions buildings and the protection of renewable energy infrastructure in the defence sector, and has developed new funding methods to achieve these objectives. Read more...
Ljubljana, September 18th, 2019
Is European Defence Sector The Key Enabler For Renewable future? EDA Chief Executive in Slovenia for talks on RESHUB PROJECT, First defence-energy project developed in Consultation Forum Read more...
RESHUB a Slovenian MOD led project supported by EDA with a view to improving energy efficiency in the defence sector, and was prepared on a basis of Zero emission Mobility Corridor Slovenia.
Photo: EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq travelled to Ljubljana today for talks with Slovenian Minister of Defence Karl Erjavec, State Secretary Miloš Bizjak, as well as other high-level military and industry representatives.
“RESHUB”, which stands for ‘Defence RESilience Hub Network in Europe’, is a project conceived and led by the Slovenian Ministry of Defence under the Consultation Forum on Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) which is currently in its third phase. Other participating countries in the project are Austria, Belgium, Germany and Hungary.
The aim of RESHUB is to help build a renewable energy harvesting and hydrogen (H2) energy storage capability and to facilitate cross-Europe transportation, which will lower CO2 emissions and contribute to energy sustainability in the EU defence and security sector. EDA was instrumental in helping participating Member States prepare and draft the RESHUB application following a call for SRSP applications issued by the Commission.
Approved RESHUB project is demonstration, that low carbon future is possible only if defense sector plays the Key role when implementing hydrogen technologies with sector coupling approach.
RESHUB project was prepared exclusively on a basis of ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY CORRIDOR SLOVENIA project concept.
ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY CORRIDOR SLOVENIA project is delivering solutions for clean transport, clean energy, hydrogen energy storage; approach based on hydrogen technologies and sector coupling approach. ECUBES is developing the project since November 2015.
Portorož, Slovenia, June 4, 2019
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe Energy Conference 2019, Grand Hotel Bernadin Portorož Read more...
Project "ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY CORRIDOR - SLOVENIA" (ZEMC-S) enabled by HYDROGEN Learn about sector integration by utilizing Hydrogen in the ZEMC-S project, which is supported by the Slovenian Government and could serve as nucleus for similar hydrogen applications throughout the region. Discuss with technology leaders how to secure appropriate technologies for this unique elaborated concept as a basis for a solid business model. Meet with high-ranking representatives: Governmental and project stakeholders will be talking about challenges and opportunities of Zero Emission Technologies. This will be followed by Ecubes introducing their ZEMC-S project and further experts informing about related hydrogen technologies and applications in the energy system and in other sectors.
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Nicosia, Cyprus, February 26/27, 2019
Third Conference: Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector Phase II (CF SEDSS II) - Nicosia, Cyprus (26/27 February 2019)
ECUBES & MOD: Zero Emission Mobility Corridor & RES HUB project; Historical electrification of transport as the Key enabler for renewables to penetrate to the power mix, opportunity by defence sector for renewable european future.
Ljubljana, November 14, 2018
“ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY CORRIDOR” PROJECT in SLOVENIA Read more...
Slovenian government is supporting ECUBES for to deliver infrastructure project for Zero emission mobility, where hydrogen technologies will play central role. The proposed project in Slovenia will deliver 16 hydrogen clusters with total capacity of 70 MW of electrolyser hydrogen generation and fleet of over 1000 hydrogen vehicles. The Pre - Feasibility Study indicates satisfactory results, investment will be completed in 2024.
Ministry of Environments and Spatial Planning of republic of Slovenia (MESP) is expressing support for the development of the project Zero Emission Mobility Corridor.
Jure Leben, Minister for Environment and spatial planning said: We understand, that the project Zero Emission Mobility Corridor has an ambition to deliver a scalable solution for clean energy infrastructure. It represents an approach towards a transition to renewable energy and a clean mobility future for Slovenia. As a such, project is in line with our goals for lowering CO2 emissions, including from renewable energy sources. It also meets our ambition for a faster mitigation of climate change. Clean transport, stable and affordable power supply, clean air and decarbonisation of the economy are strategic priorities of the ministry for the environment and Slovenian Government. Slovenia is committed to developing a circular and Low Carbon economy and we see further potential through this project to unlock many additional parallel projects in the field of circular economy.
Warshaw, Poland, October 16/17, 2018
Second Conference: Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector Phase II (CF SEDSS II) - Warsaw, Poland (16/17 October 2018).
ECUBES & MORS: Zero Emission Mobility Corridor & RES HUB project: Histrorical electrification of transport as the Key enabler for renewables implementation without subsidies. Defence sector moving towards renewables and electric transport
London, August 9, 2018
2018 Asian Games to demonstrate a hydrogen-enabled zero-emission transport future Read more...
Ecubes Arcola, has delivered hydrogen-powered electric vehicles to Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang to demonstrate the zero emission mobility technology during the 2018 Asian Games, being held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18th August – 2nd September.
Supported by Imperial College, one of the world’s top ten universities, Ecubes Arcola will also be running a 3 week-long education roadshow in Indonesian cities, providing hands-on technology workshops for over 1,000 young people in South Sumatra & Java, plus open-access engagement for all visitors to Jakabaring Sports City, home to many of the Asian Games venues.
This programme is part of a wider Ecubes Arcola strategy to delivery hydrogen-powered, clean energy infrastructure across the region via complementary projects across the power generation and supply and transport sectors, based on the technology.
For more information, please read the Press Release
Slovenia, March 15, 2018
“ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY CORRIDOR” PROJECT in SLOVENIA Read more...
Slovenian government is supporting ECUBES ARCOLA's development project to deliver infrastructure for Zero emission mobility, where hydrogen technologies will play central role. The proposed project in Slovenia will deliver 16 hydrogen clusters with total capacity of 32 MW of elecrolyser hydrogen generation and fleet of over 1000 hydrogen vehicles. The Feasibility Study for the project is underway and, if satisfactory, investment will be completed in 2023.
PM Cabinet State Secretary Tadej Slapnik said: This project is proposing solutions for the transition to a renewable energy and clean mobility future for Slovenia. Clean transport, stable and affordable power supply, clean air and decarbonisation of the economy are strategic priorities of the Slovenian Government. In the Slovenian Energy Policy, hydrogen has already been identified as having a strategic role.
Bojan Zlender, director of directorate for transportation at Ministry for Infrastructure said: In Slovenian transportation strategy action plan we have hydrogen as alternive fuel in the transport. Today we have one refuelling station in Slovenia, but we want to be in the first developments line and have more.
Aleksander Gerbec, President Director of Ecubes Arcola said: We are delighted that the Slovenian Government has recognised the opportunity for and advantages of implementation of this cross sectorial integrated infrastructure project. Historical electrification of mobility is enabling the creation of entirely new infrastructure, which will enable renewables to penetrate to power miix, and Hydrogen is in the centre of gravity.
Dr Ben Todd, Managing Director of Ecubes Arcola said: The Zero Emission Mobility Corridor project will put Slovenia at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell deployment in Europe, complementing strategies in Germany, France the UK and other EU countries working to decarbonise their economies whilst supporting increased high-value employment.
London, November 14, 2017
ECUBES ARCOLA launches 25 year partnership on zero emission mobility, low carbon energy and technology education in South Sumatra between South Sumatra and Ecubes Arcola Read more...
Prime Minister’s Envoy Richard Graham MP, Aleksander Gerbec, Regent Dodi Reza Alex, Dr. Ben Todd
London, November 14, 2017
ECUBES ARCOLA launches 25 year programme in South Sumatra. Read more...
Aligned with COP23, on 14th November 2017 at Her Majesty’s Treasury London: political leaders from South Sumatra Indonesia met with UK government representatives at the launch of a 25 year business and research collaboration on zero emission mobility & low carbon energy between the Province of South Sumatra and UK infrastructure innovator Ecubes Arcola.
The Governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin and Regent of Muba Regency Dodi Reza met with Foriegn Office Minister Rt Hon Mark Field MP and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Indonesia Richard Graham MP in the historic Churchill Room at the Treasury at the event hosted by Ecubes Arcola.
With engineering suppliers in the UK and PT-PP, a leading Indonesian state-owned construction and investment company, Arcola Ecubes will deliver a rolling 25-year programme of clean and low carbon infrastructure projects in power generation and mobility. The first two projects announced will be hydrogen zero emission mobility at Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang, for the Asian Games 2018 and a 10MW clean power generation project in Muba Regency.
Jakarta, Palembang, April 8, 2017
Asian Games 2018 - ECUBES ARCOLA zero emission mobility, energy storage, low carbon and renewable energy project for Asian Games 2018 presented to Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla. Read more...
After reviewing a number of venues and infrastructure for the Asian Games 2018, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf “JK” Kalla held a closed meeting (Rapat Terbatas) on Saturday (08/04/2017).
(By Masdian Diasto)
JK conduct a closed The meeting was meeting to discuss preparations for the Asian Games in 2018; it included the along with Minister of Youth & Sports Imam Nachrawi, Governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin, President of National Olympic Committee (KOI) Erik Tohir, President of Indonesia National Sports Committee (KONI) Tono Suratman, President of ECUBES ARCOLA Aleksander Gerbec and other officials delegates. This closed meeting that runs focus on discussing the readiness of fFacilities and infrastructure discussed, which will be used during the implementation of Asian Games, included Asian Games venues, athlete's housinge, supporting transportation for participants & audiences including such as LRT and hHydrogen cars that.
ECUBES president Aleksander Gerbec had the opportunity to presented the zero emission - hydrogen mobility and energy storage project to be applied in Jakabaring sports city complex.
Aleksander Gerbec,President of ECUBES with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla (center), B.Widjajanto Wibowo (left), Alex Noerdin, Governor of South Sumatra (second left) and Imam Nachrawi, Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports (right)
Alex Noerdin, Governor of South Sumatra said "We will make Jakabaring sports city as a green sports city. Operating in the city will be hydrogen vehicles that are environmentally friendly, with zero emissions, powered by fuel captured from solar PV. We are confident that in addition to the grid power and zero emission mobility solutions that ECUBES ARCOLA will deliver for those involved in the Asian Games, there will be ongoing benefits for the residents of South Sumatra as a legacy of this decision."
Aleksander Gerbec, President of ECUBES ARCOLA said "delivering new solutions into sustainable energy world it is not about technological obstacles but about leadership challenges.
We are delivering zero emission mobility for Asian Games 2018. By cross-sectoral integration of infrastructures, it is enabled increased and accelerated penetration of renewable energy into the Indonesian power mix, and whilst simultaneously delivering zero emission transportation. Hydrogen, as energy vector, will play a key role in a transition towards a low carbon economy.
We trust, that this , project for the Asian games will be showcase for future infrastructure developments."
Budi Pangestu, General Manager PT-PLN Palembang said "the Indonesian Government Regulation 79/2014 National Energy Policy sets a target to increase the provision of primary energy in Indonesia in 2025 to 400 MTOE with 23 percent from new and renewable energy (NRE) or an equivalent of 92 MTOE, with a growth of 17 percent for the next 10 years.
Project Zero emission mobility and Energy Storage for Asian Games 2018 is innovative approach to deliver balanced renewable energy to energy system."
Davos, January 17, 2017
New Hydrogen Council - How Hydrogen Enpowers Energy Transition - Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have today launched a global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.
Council members have formed the Hydrogen Council to both underpin and leverage the enabling role of hydrogen. This partnership of 13 players from various industry and energy sectors with global reach is committed to providing guidance to accelerate and expand the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell solutions around the world.
Council Members are inviting governments and key society stakeholders to also acknowledge the contribution of hydrogen to the energy transition and to work with and to create an effective implementation plan – so that the compelling benefits of hydrogen deployment can be reaped.
In the first global initiative of its kind, the ‘Hydrogen Council’ is determined to position hydrogen among the key solutions of the energy transition. More...
Meeting in Davos for the first time on Tuesday, the ‘Hydrogen Council’ is currently made up of 13 CEOs and Chairpersons from various industries and energy companies committed to help achieve the ambitious goal of reaching the 2 degrees Celsius target as agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The international companies currently involved are: Air Liquide, Alstom, Anglo American, BMW GROUP, Daimler, ENGIE, Honda, Hyundai, Kawasaki, Royal Dutch Shell, The Linde Group, Total and Toyota. The Council is led by two Co-Chairs from different geographies and sectors, currently represented by Air Liquide and Toyota.
"The 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change is a significant step in the right direction but requires business action to be taken to make such a pledge a reality. The Hydrogen Council brings together some of the world’s leading industrial, automotive and energy companies with a clear ambition to explain why hydrogen emerges among the key solutions for the energy transition, in the mobility as well as in the power, industrial and residential sectors, and therefore requires the development of new strategies at a scale to support this. But we cannot do it alone. We need governments to back hydrogen with actions of their own – for example through large-scale infrastructure investment schemes. Our call today to world leaders is to commit to hydrogen so that together we can meet our shared climate ambitions and give further traction to the emerging Hydrogen ecosystem." Benoît Potier, CEO, Air Liquide.
"The Hydrogen Council will exhibit responsible leadership in showcasing hydrogen technology and its benefits to the world. It will seek collaboration, cooperation and understanding from governments, industry and most importantly, the public. At Toyota, we have always tried to play a leading role in environmental and technological advances in the automotive industry, including through the introduction of fuel cell vehicles. Moreover, we know that in addition to transportation, hydrogen has the potential to support our transition to a low carbon society across multiple industries and the entire value chain. The Hydrogen Council aims to actively encourage this transition." Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman, Toyota.
"In Europe, the transportation sector is now the second biggest producer of emissions. Rail transportation is the cleanest and safest form of mass transportation and needs to become even cleaner. Hydrogen traction is a revolution as it is 100% emission free. I am proud to be part of the Hydrogen Council to develop further this technology that will change the face of transportation." Henri Poupart-Lafarge, CEO, Alstom.
Revolutionary ZERO EMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN IN INDONESIA by ECUBES ARCOLA
Barcelona, Nov. 17th, 2016 - ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY AND ENERGY STORAGE FOR THE ASIAN GAMES 2018 by ECUBES ARCOLA
Mr. Alex Noerdin, Governor of South Sumatra in Indonesia, said: "We are confident that in addition to the grid power and zero emission mobility solutions that ECUBES ARCOLA will deliver for those involved in the Asian Games, there will be ongoing benefits for the residents of South Sumatra as a legacy of this decision. We are monitoring exiting developments in Europe, particularly the FutureFlow project, whose cross-border supply balancing and redistribution ambitions I believe may provide a model for nations across our region."
Mr. Uroš Salobir M.Sc., General Coordinator for System Development, Advisor to CEO at ELES, Slovenian electricity Transmission System Operator leading the FutureFlow project, said: "There is an accelerating shift toward both electricity generation from renewable sources and more efficient, demand-led power provision by electricity transmission system operators. The resulting steady phasing-out of conventional, fossil fuel power plants is already fostering exciting innovation across the energy generation and supply ecosystem, both in terms of energy supply balancing and re-dispatching and the development of new energy markets. The European-funded, €13m four-year FutureFlow pilot project, led by ELES is at the heart of that wave of innovation, both in Europe and further afield."
Dr Ben Todd, Chief Technical Officer at ECUBES ARCOLA said: "Important progress is being made in decarbonising power generation through the move to lower carbon fossil fuels, e.g. from coal to natural gas, on the path to fully renewable sources. The intermittent nature of renewable energy supply presents multiple technological challenges however. Hydrogen fuel cell-based technologies, particularly when applied to grid-balancing and power redistribution, offer multiple benefits and far lower carbon emissions than current alternatives. “The approaches being tested at scale both in the FutureFlow pilot project in Europe and the ambitious deployment in South Sumatra will provide important reference cases for the accelerating roll-out of MW-scale hydrogen enabled power grid solutions."
Mr. Aleksander Gerbec, President at ECUBES ARCOLA said: "This announcement is an early realisation of the growing interest in the unique capacity for hydrogen fuel cell technology to provide rapid-response energy demand balancing. This is a critical benefit, as governments increasingly move away from fossil fuel- power generation and toward a decarbonised power mix – including natural gas and hydrogen as key enablers for both power generation and zero emission mobility. Moreover, it demonstrates the critical role that far-sighted, committed leadership plays in ensuring that energy generation and supply challenges are tackled head-on and as early as possible. “This approach, already underway in Europe, through the FutureFlow project, led by ELES, will create new opportunities to develop the power generation and supply ecosystem, as well as developing completely new business models and value chains. In short, Indonesian economy will benefit from the committed leadership decision made by its government and Infrastructure developers oriented towards Green Future."
Barcelona, Spain, November 16, 2016
ASIAN GAMES 2018 - Agreement between Government of South Sumatra Province and IMS ECUBES ARCOLA for Integrated Infrastructures and Zero emission mobility starting at Asian Games 2018. Governor of South Sumatra, Ex Hon. Alex Noerdin announces comprehensive/largest ever hydrogen infrastructure deal to underpin Asian Games in 2018 with IMS ECUBES ARCOLA. More...
“Despite being a region rich in coal, oil and gas resources, my government has a resolute belief in the need for us to take steps to secure a sustainable, green future. Accordingly, we’ve been searching for many years for an economically feasible solution to deliver green and affordable power.
That detailed, painstaking analysis has led us to seek a hydrogen-based solution and to rely on the expertise and capabilities of IMS ECUBES ARCOLA . We are confident that in addition to the grid power and zero emission mobility solutions that IMS ECUBES ARCOLA will deliver for those involved in the Asian Games, there will be ongoing benefits for the residents of South Sumatra as a key legacy of this decision. “