Nowadays, no one can deny climate change. In order to combat global warming, we all need to reduce our CO2 emissions. Green hydrogen will make an important contribution to this.
Today, hydrogen is still largely produced from methane (CH4), which is accompanied by high CO2 emissions. VoltH2 wants to change that by producing green hydrogen at various locations in Europe. We are currently hard at work developing our first three green hydrogen plants in Vlissingen, Terneuzen and Delfzijl.
The development of these types of projects is our core activity. The production of green hydrogen is wholly or partly owned by us.
To produce green hydrogen, we use electrolysis to electrify demineralised water. This enables us to separate hydrogen and oxygen from each other. By working with renewable energy – such as wind energy – our hydrogen is 100% CO2 neutral. With our locations within industrial areas and ports, there are always candidates for our green hydrogen, oxygen and heat and we can connect to existing distribution backbones.
Hydrogen is important for the process industry and will also increasingly play a role in mobility and energy buffering. We can use hydrogen in three ways:
First of all, hydrogen is a raw material for the production of chemicals and fuels. It is an indispensable part of fertilizer and fossil fuels production.
Hydrogen does an excellent job as fuel where electricity and batteries prove insufficient. Just think of sectors that are difficult to make sustainable, such as the steel industry, heavy road traffic, aviation and shipping. The construction sector, which still often works with polluting diesel generators, also offers opportunities.
Finally, green hydrogen is also a storage medium. The need for energy fluctuates, just like the supply of wind and solar energy. We can respond to this by using the ‘surplus’ of energy to make hydrogen and store it for use at a later time. Thus, for example, wind energy generated in the summer can be used in the winter.
VoltH2 was founded in 2020 by the Belgian-Dutch sustainable entrepreneur André Jurres. A team of ten experts has been working since 2021.
André Jurres is a Belgian-Dutch sustainable entrepreneur with twenty years of experience in the energy sector. From 2002 to 2007, he was founder and CEO of Essent Belgium, one of the first providers of green electricity from wind energy. In 2008 he started NPG Energy for the production of green electricity – from biomass – in the Benelux region. André saw the potential of green hydrogen and founded VoltH2 in 2020. "We will produce green hydrogen from wind energy. After two decades of contributing to more sustainable energy, I am now completing the circle."Read more
Chris has a solid track record as a financial manager in the renewable energy, government, construction, consultancy and banking sectors. Before joining VoltH2, he was active at Ørsted Netherlands. He was part of the operations team for Borssele 1&2, Ørsted's first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The wind farm with a capacity of 750 MW of green electricity is maintained from Vlissingen, where the first VoltH2 hydrogen plant will be located.Read more
Paul has over forty years of experience in energy generation, distribution and storage projects. His specialisation lies in renewable energy, liquefied gas and cryogenic systems including LNG, LPG and hydrogen. Prior to VoltH2, he worked for companies including Engie Belgium, RWE Generation Netherlands and Total Eiffage France. He joined VoltH2 in 2021 as Technical Authority & Engineering Manager. For the factories under construction, he selects the most suitable technologies and leads the EPC process.Read more
Daniel has over twenty years of experience in the Dutch energy sector with a focus on business management and project development. Within VoltH2, he co-develops projects and partnerships. He is also CEO of the Bio Energie Centrale Cuijk and Director of the Platform Bio-Economie (PBE). From 2016 to 2019, he was programme director of Smart Delta Resources, where energy and resource-intensive companies in the Flemish-Dutch Scheldt-Delta region join forces to work together. From 2002 to 2012, Daniel held various positions at Essent Belgium. He has a Masters in Applied Physics from TSM Business School.Read more
Before joining VoltH2, Bas had been active in the Dutch and Belgian energy market for fifteen years on both sides of the energy supply. He advised national and international clients on the purchase of energy and in particular on the consumption of renewable energy. He has worked at PS Energy Services, Hellemans Consultancy B.V and Eneco Energy Trade, among others. Within VoltH2, Bas sets up partnerships and is looking for opportunities for new projects for green hydrogen.Read more
Gerwin has a background in mechanical engineering and also earned an MBA from the TSM Business School. He has more than twenty years of experience in the energy market. For the past ten years, he has guided start-ups and led projects in the renewable energy market. He was active at Focus ON, Euroloop B.V. and E-On Benelux, among others.Read more
Hans has over thirty years of experience working as a civil engineer in both the private and public sectors. Hans has headed numerous international construction projects in the telecom and infrastructure sectors and for the Ministry of Defence. As head of Vodafone NL's network-building team, Hans was responsible for the start-up and roll-out of the GSM network in the Netherlands. Alongside this work, he also served as a technical and innovation manager within the Ministry of Infrastructure on various road and water infrastructure projects. At VoltH2, Hans is in charge of the development of hydrogen production projects in Germany.Read more
Tobias has more than fifteen years of experience as a technical manager in engineering & consulting for the design of machines, technical control and energy systems. Today, Tobias is the CEO of REAC Energy. Before that, he worked and obtained his PhD at RWTH Aachen, where he led several research groups and was responsible for the technical control of various development and consultancy projects.Read more
Ferenc is a project manager with over 25 years of experience in the Energy, ICT, Telecom and Transport sectors. He has experience as a cloud architect with IoT and Industry 4.0. Ferenc has worked for several large organisations in both the private and public sector, including at Brussels Airport, ATOS Belgium, Fujitsu Belgium and Essent Belgium. He has been active at VoltH2 since the very beginning.Read more