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Press release: NH3 event announces big names for third edition

Schiedam, February 12 2019 – After two successful editions the NH3 event returns June 6 & 7 in Rotterdam for the third edition. Ammonia is still an underestimated route in the way to sustainable energy. At the NH3 event societies, industries and academics, including well-known experts, developers and scientists gather to present the latest research results, present achievements, application fields and business prospects in energy solutions. And this year with very interesting names; keynote speaker this year is Ad van Wijk, sustainable energy entrepreneur and Professor Future Energy Systems at TU Delft.

‘We are very proud that we get Prof. dr. Ad van Wijk as keynote speaker’, says Hans Vrijenhoef, chairman of Stichting NH3 event. ‘Professor Ad van Wijk is known as hydrogen-ambassador. We are looking forward to hear his vision on sustainable energy and ammonia (NH3) as energy carrier.

Promising program NH3 conference 2019

Program of the NH3 event is prublished online since February 1st. Trevor Brown, Industry changemaker: sustainable ammonia from New York, USA says: ‘The NH3 event has announced a fantastic schedule of presentations. Anyone looking to understand the role of ammonia in clean energy and carbon-free fuel applications should check your diary.’

Beside the keynote of Ad van Wijk, the event also presents Edward Cussler, professor at the University of Minnesota, to tell his vision on ‘Isothermal Ammonia Synthesis and Separation’.

Curious to the program and registration possibilities? Take a look at:

About the NH3 event
This European Conference on Sustainable Ammonia is an initiative of Stichting NH3 Event Europe to make the possibilities as ammonia as sustainable (energy) solution public. The event is organized in collaboration with Proton Ventures, Yara, Casale, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG and Duiker Combustion Engineers.

Meet us at StocExpo 2019 in Rotterdam

March 26th  – 28th , 2019 the StocExpo will take place in Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This year Proton Ventures will also be present at this Expo. You can find us at booth C18.
We can offer you the possibility to register for free for this event! Register via following link.

Do we see you as well March 26th  – 28th in Rotterdam?


Battolyser wins Industrial Energy Enlightenmentz 2018

During the Industry & Energy Congress 2018 Battolyser was declared the winner of the Industrial Energy Enlightenmentz 2018. According to the jury the combination of an efficient battery and an electrolyser that can produce hydrogen and oxygen brings together te best of both worlds. The potential impact of the Battolyser on the sustainable energy system makes it a true Industrial Energy Enlightenment.

The integration of Edison’s nickel-iron battery with robust alkaline electrolyser technology yields an efficient battery and -when fully charged- an electrolyser that can produce hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can be used as chemical feedstock or be stored as fuel for seasonal storage, while the battery provides electricity storage for minutes, up to day and night. Overall energy efficiencies reach 80 to 90 percent. This development from the research group of prof. Fokko Mulder at TU Delft is now taken forward in the start-up Battolyser BV founded by TU Delft, Proton Ventures and Mulder. A first up-scaled battolyser pilot plant is currently being realised next to Nuon’s Magnum powerplant in Eemshaven.

Battolyser competed against Metalot and Qpinch. Innovation platform Metalot has already prepared plans to convert the Uniper coal-fired power station into an iron powder plant. The Belgian startup Qpinch has studied the processes of energy conversion of human cells and mimics them to upgrade industrial residual heat of around 75 degrees Celsius to 230 degrees Celsius.

With the Industrial Energy Enlightenmentz election we want to inspire the industry and energy companies in applying promising innovations. And we want to give a boost to innovations and processes. A professional jury has divided the points for 60 percent, in addition, visitors to Industry&Energy were also allowed to vote (counts for 20 percent) and people could vote via the internet (also counted for 20 percent).