Full charge ahead: Innovation mission on batteries

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The Netherlands is keen to become a major player in the next generation of batteries. In line with this, the Netherlands Innovation Network China and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), with strong and close collaboration of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) organised an innovation mission to China focused on batteries. This fact-finding mission aimed to explore China’s current activities …

Green aviation: AreoDelft visits China

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Amidst the global challenge of climate change, the Netherlands and China are both looking into advance clean technologies, recognising hydrogen’s role in various sectors, including sustainable aviation, in achieving carbon neutrality. In this context, AeroDelft, a student team from Delft University of Technology, has taken on a mission to prove that emission-free aviation is within reach through the pioneering of …

Navigating Collaboration: Port of Rotterdam’s Hydrogen Visits in South China

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From November 7 to 10, the Port of Rotterdam embarked on a comprehensive journey through South China, engaging in a series of impactful events orchestrated by the Netherlands Innovation Network China. Over these four days, the port actively participated in a range of activities, including a Hydrogen Round Table, an insightful hydrogen expo in Foshan, and strategic visits to various …

The Netherlands signs Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology

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On September 27, 2023, Ministers Robbert Dijkgraaf and Micky Adriaansens formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, outlining a renewed framework for collaboration in Science, Technology, and Innovation. The agreement underscores the commitment of the Netherlands and China to fundamental values in their collaborative efforts. Addressing global challenges such as climate change, food …

Energieverduurzaming in China

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De Chinese overheid heeft aangekondigd dat China’s koolstofuitstoot zal pieken in 2030, waarna het zal dalen tot koolstofneutraliteit in 2060. De verduurzaming van de wereldwijde stroomproductie is een belangrijk onderdeel van het realiseren van de doelen die zijn vastgelegd in het Akkoord van Parijs. Hoe staat de voortgang van China’s vermindering van emissie uitstoot ervoor?  In 2019 was China verantwoordelijk …

H2 Webinar: A Science Perspective

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On Wednesday July 1 we hosted our fourth Hydrogen Webinar, focussing on the science of hydrogen. Piet Warnaar, Senior Business Developer at TNO opened the webinar with an opening presentation. Then Lennart van der Burg, Business Development Manager Green Hydrogen at TNO talked about the Flywheel for Innovation. Dr. Hong Mei YU, Researcher at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese …

Hydrogen Webinar: HyNed

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On Wednesday June 24 we had our third Hydrogen Webinar, hosting the government-backed HyNed cluster; five Dutch companies that together cover almost the full hydrogen supply chain. We talked about compression and storage, and applications for the transport and heavy industry. The episode started with an opening speech and introduction of the government’s role in promoting hydrogen mobility by Bart …

Hydrogen Webinar: Green H2 Production

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Wednesday June 19 we hosted our second Hydrogen Webinar, covering green hydrogen production. Wei Dong ZHANG, Programme Director Energy & Environment Team at the UNDP, gave an opening speech and introduced the topic. Jörg Gigler, Managing Director at TKI New Gas, introduced several green hydrogen production projects that are currently conducted in the Netherlands. Hui ZHAO, Technical Director at Hypower, …

Hydrogen Webinar: experiences from the Dutch sector in China

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Wednesday June 10 was the kick-off of our Hydrogen Webinar Series and Michiel Bierkens, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou, welcomed the audience with an opening speech. Together with Noe van Hulst, Hydrogen Envoy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy of the Netherlands, we focussed on the policy of the Dutch government and …