“Vert le fluvial” conference 2021: focus on new carbon-free energy vectors in Europe


On Monday 13th december 2021, more than 240 persons were rounded for a new « Vert le fluvial » event dedicated to the energetic transition of the inland Waterway Transport (IWT) sector.

Operators, shippers, industrialists, scientists, representatives of local authorities and infrastructure managers have been mobilised to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

A challenge which is required the implementation of stronger and more coordinated actions in terms of technologies, energies, constructions, financing, regulations and services.

Carbon neutrality perspective 2050

The conference was held both remotely and in person at Musée des Confluences (Lyon) due to the health crisis.
A whole-morning debate and exchanges which was the occasion to make an assessment of the mobilization of the sector more than 2 years after the first edition « Vert le fluvial ».
It was also the opportunity for the speakers to share their positive French and European experiences on new carbon-free energy vectors (Biogas, electricity, hydrogen…).

Political figures and experts speeches have allowed to grasp the challenges and ambitions of the Green Deal for Europe and to take stock of the scheduling of a roadmap at European level for the inland waterway sector.

The professional stakeholders and infrastructure managers (for inland waterways and ports) most committed to the energy transition have shared their pilot and inspiring initiatives.


Focus on the main interventions in video

Find bellow in video the main interventions of “Vert le fluvial” #2 conference as the introduction by the French Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari or Dominique Riquet speech ( European Deputy).

Introduction by Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister of Transport


Testimony of Philip Maugé, SCAT


Focus on HELION project – Hydrogen Power par ALSTOM


Testimony of Christian-Frédéric Berthon, H2SHIPS


Testimony of F. Derovere


Testimony of Dominique Riquet, European deputy, Member of European Parliament

Next meetings in 2022

In order to continue the mobilization around the energetic transition of the inland Waterway Transport (IWT) sector (Vert le Fluvial), a major stake in its competitiveness, a webinar dedicated to the evaluation of the technology needs, energies and financing to ensure the free-carbon of the waterway fleet (conclusion of the study by IFP Energie Nouvelles) is planned before the summer 2022 followed by another one in September about the hydrogen.

<p><strong>Colloque “Vert le fluvial” 2021</strong> : zoom sur les nouveaux vecteurs énergétiques décarbonés en Europe</p>

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