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Results of the hard-to-abate industries workshop with IESE Business School

EGHAC collaborates with the IESE Business School in Barcelona and organized a workshop for MBA students to understand the complexities and explore alternative strategies for hard-to-abate sectors.

The session started with a presentation on how a typical business case within EGHAC is built. Alvaro Ramirez Santos (Technical Project Manager), Hortense Bécheux (Green Hydrogen Business Development Manager) and Joao Oliveira (Green Hydrogen Business Development Manager) highlighted all the aspects which are considered when reflecting opportunities to decarbonize industries. They reviewed the current and future European mandates, the construction of a viable business model, the willingness of off-takers to consider a green premium, securing biogenic CO2 sources if needed, land procurement, grid connectivity, active market participation, meticulous technology evaluation and many more. Based on this presentation, EGHAC invited students to dive into the complexities and explore alternative strategies for hard-to-abate sectors in Spain.

Three different groups composed of students from the MBA Energy of IESE spent an intense week working on the case competition. 

The three groups presented us with high-quality projects, accompanied by detailed business models. The first group put together an innovative business to tackle the challenge of unlocking the potential of hydrogen (H2) within a hard-to-abate sector situated in southern Spain.

The second group tackled the challenges of e-methanol production in Spain when the third group presented a very creative idea by proposing a new business case allowing national TSO shifting the existing gas pipelines to hydrogen networks, setting up a whole business case for the new gas era.

The first group, composed by Danielle Revelles, Lucas Sousa and Pere Argemi Ballbe won the competition and will attend for free to The Business Booster 2024 in Barcelona ! Congratulations to them!