WaterstofNet VZW is a growing non-profit organisation, active in hydrogen in Belgium and The Netherlands. The mission of WaterstofNet is to develop, coordinate and communicate projects and roadmaps on hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier with the focus on zero emission transport and energy storage. Key to the activities of WaterstofNet is development of hydrogen activities in direct cooperation with major regional industrial players, governmental authorities and in line with European ambitions and programmes. WaterstofNet started in July 2009 and is steered by a board with representatives from industry as well as from Flemish and Dutch government.

Relevant experience

Coordination of a 14 M€ (2009 – 2013) cross-border (Netherlands/Belgium) demonstration project on sustainable hydrogen infrastructure and applications, resulting in:

1 MW PEM fuel cell plant on by-product hydrogen in Antwerp

Hydrogen fuelling station (350 bar, on-site electrolyses) at Colruyt (near Brussels) for demonstration of forklifts on hydrogen

Hydrogen fuelling station (350 and 700 bar, on-site electrolyses) at an automotive campus in Helmond (near Eindhoven) for demonstration of hydrogen buses, cars and garbage trucks

Coordination of an education programme on hydrogen at university level

  • WaterstofNet is the owner of hydrogen fuelling stations in Halle (Brussels) and Helmond (Eindhoven), both being used by passenger cars.
  • The organisation has coordinated a regional industrial cluster on hydrogen and is coordinating the study H2-Mobility Belgium, to be carried out within the TEN-T-program in 2015.
  • WaterstofNet is participating in the following JU-projects: HighVLOcity, Don Quichote and 3Emotion (under negotiation).
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