Press release: Proton Ventures and TU Delft join forces in Battolyser B.V.
Schiedam, February 13th 2018 – Proton Ventures B.V. and Delft University of Technology joined forces on 5 February with the founding of Battolyser B.V.. This new company aims to conduct further research into the newly developed battolyser technology. After the research phase, the goal is to start a pilot project in which a demonstration unit is built with a battolyser.
The research group of Prof. F.M. (Fokko) Mulder of the faculty of Applied Sciences at TU Delft has developed the battolyser technology. The Battolyser is a new technology that combines electricity storage with the battery function of electrodes. When the battery is fully charged, the battolyser becomes an efficient electrolyser that produces hydrogen and oxygen.
Sustainable storage of electricity and conversion to hydrogen
According to Battolyser B.V, the innovative battolyser will play a central role in the sustainable storage of electricity and the conversion into hydrogen, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Prof. dr. Dr. F.M. (Fokko) Mulder, adviser of Battolyser B.V. explains: “This is because the Battolyser, with respect to battery and electrolysis properties, can compete with independent battery and electrolyser systems in the areas of: use of common materials, lifespan, energy efficiency and costs. The existing battery and electrolysis solutions use less available materials such as lithium, cobalt and rare precious metals such as platinum and iridium. The potential of the Battolyser technology is that it can be used on a global scale in many GW / GWh plants where green power generation capacity is realized of such a size.”
Proud of collaboration and new company
The founding of Battolyser B.V. is a fantastic step for both organizations. Hans Vrijenhoef, director of Battolyser B.V.: ‘I am very proud of this collaboration that Proton Ventures has entered into with TU Delft. By joining forces in Battolyser B.V. this new technology is immediately put on the map worldwide. From several multinationals, great interest has already been shown in this new technology. I look forward to working with the Battolyser team and rolling out the battolyser further.’
Press release: Second edition European Conference on Sustainable Ammonia a fact
Schiedam, January 11th 2018 – Rotterdam is in 2018 once again scene for the second edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Ammonia. Conference takes place at May 17 & 18 2018 in Zoo Blijdorp in Rotterdam. This conference – organized by NH3 Event Europe Foundation – brings together researchers, industrialists, scientists as well as student and corporate delegates to share latest developments on the topic ammonia as renewable energy carrier.
During the conference the role of ammonia in the energy transition is the central theme. Hans Vrijenhoef – chairman of NH3 Event Europe Foundation – sees a major role for ammonia in the transition to sustainable energy. ‘The rapidly increasing demand and interest in ammonia energy offers us the opportunity to organize this second edition of this European conference in 2018. Of course the attention from the new government in the Netherlands for the possibilities of ammonia as a sustainable energy solution also makes a big contribution.”
Enlarge Ammonia Energy Community in Europe
The announcement of the second edition of this conference shows that Vrijenhoef and his team are committed to increasing the ammonia energy community in Europe. Vrijenhoef describes his plans to increase the scope of the conference at various levels: “We are trying to attract more national and international speakers this year, which will lead to a program with break-out sessions. In addition, we expect around 175-200 participants this year. This forces us to go to another location in Rotterdam. This time we chose Zoo Blijdorp in Rotterdam, a location with a strong eye for sustainability.”
More information about the conference, registration and partner opportunities: www.nh3event.com
About this NH3 event
European Conference on Sustainable Ammonia is an initiative of the NH3 Event Europe Foundation to announce to Europe the possibilities of ammonia as a sustainable (energy) solution. The event is organized in collaboration with Proton Ventures, Yara and Casale.
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Proton Ventures signs regional green hydrogen-agreement
December 8th 2017, 28 national and international private, public and semi-public parties, including Proton Ventures, signed the very first regional green hydrogen-agreement. The parties are committed to conducting possible research and where possible through a program-based approach, such as the use of green hydrogen and ammonia in shipping and agriculture.
The regional ‘green’ hydrogen-agreemnt was established on the initiative of the province of Zuid-Holland and the municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee and on the advice of Steven van Eijck.
Together with Yara, Siemens, Van Iperen and Van Peperstraten Groep, Proton Ventures will develop, realize, operate, monitor and evaluate a demonstration plant of green ammonia at Goeree Overflakkee and use it as an example for larger-scale factories.
Read more about the project: www.energy-island.nl
Read the press release of Gemeente Goeree Overflakkee: https://www.zuid-holland.nl/@19429/energy-island/