Hyvia discusses the Dutch hydrogen ecosystem at WHS Rotterdam

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Hyvia discusses the Dutch hydrogen ecosystem at WHS Rotterdam

As part of a panel discussion, Nicolas Champetier (CEO of Hyvia) and Anouk Poelmann (CEO of Renault Group in the Netherlands) spoke about customer feedback and the Dutch hydrogen ecosystem.

Hyvia loves being in the Netherlands, so much so that it is returning for the third time to the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam. And for the first time, Nicolas Champetier and Anouk Poelmann were on stage together to talk about hydrogen mobility. Poelmann took part in a conference on hydrogen last year, during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Zandvoort with Alpine and Hyvia.

Nicolas Champetier and Anouk Poelmann shared their experiences at the WHS H2 Tech. Their customer Warmtebouw (an air conditioning specialist) travelled 20,800 km in 5 months with the Master H2 Tech. The FedEx case was also mentioned in Utrecht. Anouk Poelmann also spoke of the skills of the Renault network, with a pool of dealers trained in hydrogen.

A booming ecosystem in the Netherlands

The presentation provided an opportunity to find out more about the Netherlands’ strategy. We learned that the country has 19 hydrogen stations and that there will be two more this year. The aim is to achieve nationwide coverage by 2025, and by then there will be around thirty low-emission zones. The government is providing €178 million for mobility applications (as part of the SWIM project) and €250 million for 7 green hydrogen production projects.

Hyvia also mentioned the Hywell stations designed with the help of Atawey. These will enable the fuelling of 20 utility vehicles per day.

It’s been a busy day for Hyvia, which this morning received a visit from Andy Marsh, Plug’s CEO. He was at Versailles on the day before for Choose France and is now in Rotterdam for meetings.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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