Lennart van der Burg is a hydrogen expert and as program and business development manager green hydrogen responsible for the hydrogen R&D development program within the Dutch applied research institute TNO. In 2021 only, the program contains more than 50 projects related to hydrogen production, transportation, storage and application. Lennart is leading the Power-2-Hydrogen program line of the Shared research initiative VoltaChem. Here we work together with industry on next generation electrolyser technology and breakthrough improvements with respect to cost, performance and upscaling. Lennart has a strong dedication to tackle climate change and is besides TNO active as a local councillor and as a social entrepreneur on sustainable lifestyle. Lennart has over 15 year experience in the renewable energy and water technology sector and has a master degree in environmental economics and water management.
Today the green hydrogen market is estimated to be worth nearly $500m, and it’s forecast to be a $10tn market by 2050, according to Goldman Sachs. Within Europe, over $430bn has been ringfenced for green hydrogen production to help achieve its Green Deal.