Hydrogen Platform Manager
What is the Hydrogen Platform?
The Ghent University Hydrogen Platform focuses on (multidisciplinary) valorization opportunities for hydrogen. It is committed to making the hydrogen expertise within Ghent University visible and to setting up partnerships and collaborations (internal and external).
The Hydrogen Platform is an IOF platform, which means, it is at the intersection of various research domains, meeting the increasing social and economic importance of interdisciplinarity. The IOF platform manager is the central point of contact for a specific area of expertise, in this case: hydrogen!
Hydrogen Platform Manager Louis Sileghem is part of the EnerGhentIC team, thereby focusing on the importance of hydrogen within the energy transition and the future energy mix. But, the Platform is a collaborative structure within Ghent University, so it has a broader scope and is, next to EnerGhentIC, also firmly imbedded in the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry (CSC), CAPTURE, Metals, CleanChem and ChemTech.
The Hydrogen Platform also offers an advanced course on hydrogen for professionals (video in Dutch only):
Have a look at our past events:
More than just hydrogen...
The potential for hydrogen (H2) as an energy carrier is huge, but we also look at hydrogen-derived molecules, such as methanol, methane and ammonia. We also focus on more than just the production of H2 or H2-derived products, but just as much on the storage, transport, distribution and conversion, the application possibilities and the economic and (geo)political impact, next to the policy and regulation aspects. It is crucial to incorporate the expertise from all these pillars, especially in our dedicated hydrogen research projects (see below).
APPLICATION & SOCIETAL
H2 related projects
H2 related news
Looking for general knowledge about hydrogen and its derived products (like e-fuels) or trying to find the right Ghent University expert on a hydrogen-related specialist topic? Or looking for collaboration options, both on an academic or on an industrial level?
Get in touch!
“We are facing the definitive breakthrough of hydrogen as a clean fuel, energy carrier and chemical building block. For Belgium to become a leader in this technology, we need to step up our expertise, cooperation and knowledge exchange, which is exactly what the Hydrogen Platform is offering!”
Louis Sileghem, Hydrogen Platform Manager, EnerghentIC