• August 22, 2023

In the run-up to the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, New Energy Business School and MissieH2 are joining forces to teach MissieH2’s supporters all about hydrogen.

In May, none other than ambassador and Dutch multiple Olympic swimming champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo was the first to follow the Hydrogen crash course. During this crash course at Gasunie in Groningen, she learned all about hydrogen and its value chain from colleague Jochem Durenkamp, who works at New Energy Coalition and is involved as energy analist at our Hydrogen programmes. At the end of the course, she saw the hydrogen value chain in the Northern Netherlands through our Virtual Reality Hydrogen Valley Tour. To see the Valley not only virtually but also in practice, they also visited Groningen Seaports and Hydrogen Storage HyStock together with colleague and hydrogen expert Patrick Cnubben.

Today, Ranomi handed over the figurative baton to fellow athletes and Olympic winners Kiran Badloe (surfer/foiler) and Marit Bouwmeester (sailor). This time in The Hague with none other than our Senior Expert Bert Stuij. Bert updated them on the need for energy transition and the role of hydrogen. Jochem Durenkamp explained the hydrogen value chain, again supported by our Virtual Reality Hydrogen Valley Tour.

What is MissieH2?

Together with the government and a large number of Dutch companies, a fully functioning hydrogen market in 2030, that is what MissieH2 wants to ratify during the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games Paris 2024. Companies and governments must jointly ensure enough signed investment decisions in the summer of 2024 to realise sufficient power from green hydrogen in 2030. That is why Gasunie, Shell Netherlands, Remeha, Toyota, Port of Amsterdam, Groningen Seaports, Vopak, Eneco and TeamNL are taking the lead in building the Dutch hydrogen economy and helping to spread the knowledge about hydrogen so that by 2030 there are enough specialists to do the job.

Make the Netherlands the Hydrogen Capital with enough specialists

Do you want to join to make the Netherlands the Hydrogen Capital of 2030? Learn more about Missie2 on their website (Dutch). Want to learn more about hydrogen or another topic within the energy transition? Feel free to view our planned programmes or approach us for a tailor-made programme as we have realised for the supporters of MissieH2.

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