Hydrogen and Mobility



Event Description

Hydrogen has the potential not only to play a significant role in reducing emissions in the transport sector, but also to serve as a carrier fuel for renewable energy. How close are we to realising such a utopian future energy system? What challenges must the transport and the hydrogen industries overcome in order to achieve that?

Joining us to answer these questions we will find Jan Willem Kelder. He is the former CEO of TNO and a former vice-admiral for the Royal Dutch Navy. Now, he serves on the advisory board of H2Fuel-Systems,working towards developing Hydrogen as a viable substitute for fossil fuels.

Our second speaker will be Ben Visser, founder of and managing partner at Hydrogen Speedup. This specialised knowledge management firm unites student teams and researchers to enable an ecosystem for innovation in the field of hydrogen technology. With a view to realising the European Commission’s vision for a hydrogen-based economy by 2050, Hydrogen Speedup plans to build the world’s first zero-emission solar-plant that transforms natural gas into Hydrogen.

Also, joining the discussion there will be Bastiaan du Pre, who participated in an international 24-hour hydrogen challenge last month, where he drove a hydrogen-powered car across Europe! Besides having a unique experience to share, Bastiaan also works as a consultant for Infram – Infram are working on the practical aspects of hydrogen mobility and launching Hydrogen tank stations across the Netherlands.

To round up the discussion, our final speaker will be Wim Velghe, who Ian representing Air Liquide, which has built a hydrogen refuelling installation to refill the HYDROVILLE of CMB in Antwerp and will also help refuel this boat on a regular base in the nearby port. Wim Velghe works as a business developer at Air Liquide. He is a hydrogen expert and advises companies that are looking to build new installations or modify their existing hydrogen plants.

Together, we will try to de-mystify the Hydrogen industry, listen to their perspective, dive into the technology and discuss what the future holds for Hydrogen...or what Hydrogen holds for our future.

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Event Date

Thu, 2018-06-07 18:45 to 22:15


18:45 - 22:15






+31642072184 ~ +31610441350


Event Location

Circl, Gustav Mahlerplein 1b, 1082 MS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Location