Earlier this month on November 16, His Majesty the King paid a working visit to the hydrogen cluster at the Industrial Park Kleefse Waard (IPKW) in Arnhem. During the visit, the hydrogen manufacturing industry was the main focus.
Hydrogen technologies contribute to the realisation of the climate ambitions and energy independence, but also to the realisation of green employment on the labour market. There is a large hydrogen technology cluster in Arnhem where long-term work is being done on the development and production of fuel cells, electro-chemical compressors, hydrogen production technologies, fuel cell engines, flow batteries and more.
The King’s visit started at the fuel cell manufacturer Nedstack. HyET Hydrogen, a supplier of hydrogen compressors, hydrogen pioneer HyGear and energy storage expert Elestor will then be visited via a hydrogen bus in succession. The visit ends at the company Hymove, where mobile fuel cell systems are manufactured.
At the end of the tour, King Willem-Alexander spoke with various company representatives of the hydrogen manufacturing industry about the opportunities and risks of growth and the challenges of the hydrogen technology ecosystem. They also discussed the public-private partnership Connectr – Energy innovation, which is meant to accelerate the energy transition.
Congratulations to Industrial Park Kleefse Waard (IPKW) in Arnhem on this interesting Royal visit!