Hydrogen technology provider AFC Energy has appointed Robin Koeken as Business Development Manager.
Koeken will join the company in the Netherlands, following his role at ABB as European Head of Data Centre Solutions, based in Holland.
The Netherlands is a key location for hydrogen and ammonia imports into the EU and Koeken will be working with business development functions across Europe and the UK to grow a pipeline of commercial opportunities in AFC Energy’s targeted markets.
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Koeken said, “A key theme across the data centre and wider European energy market is the need for decarbonisation and the role hydrogen can play in supporting this outcome.
“What I’ve seen at AFC Energy in the past 18 months is a targeted focus on supporting industry deliver on its Net Zero aspirations and, I can see immense opportunities for the technology and the company’s flex fuel strategy.”
ABB previously provided electrical equipment for a single stack high-pressure electrolyser planned for Herøya, Norway which would be capable of producing 1,100 normal cbm of green hydrogen per hour.
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Adam Bond, CEO at AFC Energy, said, “Our key markets, including data centres and critical back up power customers, have big issues to be addressed as industry looks to accelerate its transition away from conventional diesel back-up systems.”
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