News and activities

Successful workshop on ‘offshore hydrogen production’

  • Posted on: 16 January 2018
  • By: Liesbet Van der...

The first cluster activity of the year was an inspiring workshop last week devoted to offshore conversion of wind energy to hydrogen. In the Netherlands a growing interest in this topic exists, due to the strong offshore (gas) experience and infrastructure in the country. Moreover, the interest in hydrogen is stimulated by the recent issues with natural gas exploitation. 

The cluster invited three Dutch speakers who provided the public with more insights in the long term plans for offshore wind farms and energy islands in the Netherlands: 

Power-to-Gas cluster partner introduces its cogeneration on hydrogen

  • Posted on: 30 October 2017
  • By: Power To Gas
E. Van Wingen

One of the Power-to-Gas cluster partners, E. Van Wingen N.V., introduces its cogeneration on hydrogen in the programme Z Energy on Kanaal Z. The Flemish producer of cogeneration plants with internal combustion engines, tells us about the future of cogeneration in smart grids, about the necessity of storage and flexible production components to achieve a 100% renewable energy and about maximum energy-efficiency with the cogeneration plant on hydrogen.​ 

 

 

Power-to-Gas cluster visits Energie Park Mainz

  • Posted on: 15 March 2017
  • By: Isabel François

On Tuesday 21/2 a group of about 20 people from the cluster had a very inspiring visit to the EnergiePark Mainz.
We got a very warm welcome from the people from Siemens: Marc De Volder (Siemens France),
Frank Taelman (Siemens Belgium) and Martin Kopp from Hochschule RheinMain - Fachbereich
Ingenieurwissenschaft. They explained the way of working of the installation and reveiled the technical and economic potential of this power to gas plant.

Power-to-Gas cluster presents future hydrogen plans for Terranova Solar at Zonneberg-Lampiris Event

  • Posted on: 20 February 2017
  • By: Isabel François

On Wednesday February 15, the event  'Droom van groene stroom' ​took place in Gent, organised by Lampiris and Zonneberg (cooperative linked to Terranova Solar).

The Flemish Minister of Energy Bart Tommelein explicitely mentioned his belief in the hydrogen technology as one of the important solutions in the energy transition.

Flanders signs Memorandum of Understanding of the FCH-JU

  • Posted on: 20 February 2017
  • By: Isabel François

On Friday Feb. 3, the Flemish government has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU).

This means that Flanders, together with other regions in Europe, will actively support the further roll-out of hydrogen.

The Power-to-Gas cluster is an important tool for the government to realise its ambitions.

 

 

 

Hydrogen industry in Flanders on Kanaal Z

  • Posted on: 6 December 2016
  • By: Isabel François

Four other cluster members (Colruyt, Toyota, Air Liquide and Hydrogenics) have been in the spotlight in the Z-Energy series about hydrogen on Kanaal Z.

Colruyt Group sees many options for hydrogen: production of hydrogen from renewable energy and use of green hydrogen in mobility applications (forklift, refuelling stations).

http://kanaalz.knack.be/business-communities/z-energy-hydrogen-2-11-10-16/video-normal-762829.html

Kick-off Power-to-Gas cluster

  • Posted on: 15 September 2016
  • By: admin

On September 14, representatives of the 20 companies that are member o the Flemish "Power-to-gas" cluster, gathered for the official start of the collaboration.

On this kick-off meeting, that took place in the brand new Havenhuis in the port of Antwerp, the activities of the cluster were presented and discussed.

Within the clusters, sub-teams will be established focusing on various possible valorisation routes for power-to-gas.  The focus of the teams is to work towards demonstration projects.