November 6 - 8, 2019 EGATEC


Field Visit 1: Eemshaven industry/energy cluster
This visit will bring you to Groningen Seaports and Vattenfall/Magnum site at Eemshaven. Eemshaven hosts a large energy production park comprising three power plants of which two gas fueled power plants of Engie and of Vattenfall and also one powder coal & biomass power plant of RWE/Essent. The magnitude of power capacity at Eemshaven illustrates the development possibilities of a uniquely positioned Hydrogen Hub for green Hydrogen production based on offshore wind power. As also natural gas from the North Sea is coming ashore, this can be utilized as a source for blue Hydrogen production. This Hydrogen can be converted into ‘zero emission’ power in the Vattenfall power plant.
Field Visit 2: Holthausen and HyStock, with Resato presentation at Holthausen  location
This visit will bring you to Holthausen at Hoogezand and HyStock at Veendam. Due to travel time considerations Resato will have their presentation at Holthausen. 
Holthausen is a company which among others makes vehicles and appliances sustainable with help from Hydrogen technology. They can convert petrol cars into electric cars by making use of hydrogen and fuel cell. They created the ‘Hesla’, a Tesla car provided with a fuel cell.   
Resato is a company among others known for their high pressure and Hydrogen technology. They are active in several areas: oil and gas industry, automotive industry, public sector and general industry. Resato supports the development of a Hydrogen economy with their know-how creating sustainable, save and efficient solutions.
The Hydrogen project HyStock at Veendam has recently been opened by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. With HyStock both Gasunie New Energy and EnergyStock are converting sustainable electricity into Hydrogen for transport and industry at the site of the EnergyStock storage facility. This facility is ideally situated for this project thanks to buffer capacity and connection with the main gas and electricity infrastructure.
Field Visit 3: Innovation activities enabling the energy transition
This visit will show you an inspirational view on the innovative activities, projects and facilities of EnTranCe, Centre of Expertise Energy ( and DNV GL. 
Starting with EnTranCe, it has at its disposal the HEAT House, measuring house for Heating Equipment & Appliance Testing (HEAT). The HEAT House is a testing facility to conduct reference measurements and tests for heating techniques and applications. In addition to advanced energy testing and processing facilities EnTranCe also hosts a test lab for aeroplane engines using alternative gases and a Hybrid Energy System Integration facility (HESI).
Next you will visit DNV GL’s renewable technology and gas laboratory. DNV GL’s premises in Groningen is home to a flexible combination of specialized labs and test facilities. In cooperation with customers they demonstrate if technologies are fit for purpose and comply with global industry standards. DNV GL’s innovation activities include a broad range of renewable fuel types (e.g. biogas, hydrogen and (bio-)LNG) as well as related technologies for engines, burners and metering equipment.  
The bus will take you back to Groningen railway station (arrival at approx. 17.30 hrs)  
We offer Technical Field Visits on Friday afternoon 8th November from 13h30 till approx. 17h00. During registration you can select in which Field Visit you would like to participate. Registration will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis and max. capacity per visit is 35 persons.