Industrial Program

Event D2: Industrial Workshop

Plasma technology for new energy concepts
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, afternoon

The Industrial Workshop focusses on Plasma Technology for New Energy Concepts like Hydrogen generators, Fuel Cells, Batteries. Speakers from the industry will discuss the contribution of plasma surface technologies enabling the technologies to become cost competitive with traditional technologies. Topics include reducing corrosion sensitivity of bipolar plates in fuel cells by coating, reducing hydrogen embrittlement of Titanium parts in electrolyzers, new devices to produce hydrogen directly in solar cells, expected further developments in batteries.

Industrial Exhibition

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Industrial Exhibiton.

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A number of topics will be discussed:

  • A brief overview will be given what is presently expected of the introduction and application of both e-mobility, hydrogen-mobility, alternative heating media and the expected mass volume application differentiated per major industrial region.
  • Trends in development of batteries will be discussed including possible new concepts that are presently under development.
  • An overview will be given of the present status and development direction of Hydrogen Production by Electrolyzes and expected material issues like hydrogen embrittlement, and possible remedies and the present development direction.
  • An overview will be given of the expected near-term developments in Fuel Cells both for passenger car automotive, truck automotive and other applications like trains, remote power stations. The different application areas have a different lifetime expectation, ranging from 5.000 hours to a multiple of 5.000 hours, resulting in different technical options.
  • Completely new examples will be shown of a combination of solar and hydrogen production, whereby hydrogen is generated directly by a solar power cell. The hydrogen generated is used for heating.
  • A panel discussion will be held with at the end of the session.

Industrial Evening

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Rooms of the Industrial Exhibition

Enjoy the delicious buffet and use the chance for networking and fruitful discussions.

This Workshop is organized by Gerrit Jan van der Kolk, Ionbond Netherlands B.V., Venlo, Netherlands.

Program of the Industrial Workshop


14:30 - 15:00

EU vision and initiatives on the energy transition
Paul Rübig1
1Former Member European Parliament, Wels, Austria



Plasma activated electrochemical conversion for the electrification of the (chemical) industry
Richard van de Sanden1,2
1Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES), Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Industrial equipment and coating solutions for the challenges of the energy-transition
Jörg Neidhardt1
1Von Ardenne GmbH, Dresden, Germany


Coffee break


Overview of developments of hydrogen technology
Roel Bosch1, Jörg Karstedt2
1IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V., Venlo, The Netherlands, 2Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechik ZBT GmbH, Duisburg, Germany


Coatings of metal bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers with high durability performance
David Kolenaty1
1IHI Ionbond Netherlands B.V., Venlo, Netherlands