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Heavy hydrogen-powered vehicles with text: kick-off Life NEW HYTS Friday, June 24, Nieuwegein

Kick-off LIFE NEW HYTS, green hydrogen in mobility in Utrecht

On Friday afternoon, 24 June, the kick-off of the LIFE NEW HYTS project will take place in Nieuwegein.

We would like to invite you to the festive kick-off of the LIFE NEW HYTS project, green hydrogen in mobility in the province of Utrecht. LIFE NEW HYTS stands for the LIFE project reNEWable green HYdrogen for TranSport. This project shows how a unique collaboration in the province of Utrecht is making zero-emission mobility possible! An initiative of KWR, the Province of Utrecht, C. van Heezik B.V., Stamhuis, Jos Scholman, Hysolar and Van den Heerik's Internationaal Transportbedrijf B.V. The project is co-financed by the European Union and is extra festive because of the 30th anniversary of the European LIFE programme, which has made many sustainable initiatives possible.

Sign up

You are welcome to attend this meeting, after registration via lifenewhyts.eventbrite.com. The entrance is at 13.00 hrs.


13.00 - 14.00 Start-up

13.15 - 13.45 Optional: guided tour of training institute Innovam 

14.00 Welcome by Moderator Gert-Jan Jansen

  • Leo Fransen, General Manager of Innovam
  • Arne Schaddelee, member of the Utrecht Provincial Executive and Ambassador for the Utrecht Hydrogen in Mobility Region of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW)
  • Marieke Schouten, alderman of Nieuwegein municipality and member of the European Committee of the Regions

Hydrogen at EU and national level

  • Maartje van der Avert, Project Manager Action Programme 'On the road with Hydrogen', Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
  • Els de Wit, Programme Coordinator for Smart and Sustainable Mobility Directorate-General for the Environment and International Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
  • René Schutte, Chairman Governing Board Clean Hydrogen Partnership & Director HyNorth

EU Life Programme 30th anniversary

  • Christy Duijvelaar, monitoring expert Neemo

15.00 - 15.20 Pause


  • Jos Boere, Deputy Director KWR
  • Harald Kor, Stamhuis

Covenant on hydrogen in mobility in the province of Utrecht

  • Regina Horbach, senior advisor sustainable mobility Province of Utrecht
  • Bert Strijker, director ECUB
  • Stephan Bredewold, Managing Director Fountain Fuel

Future prospects

  • Jörg Gigler, Director TKI New Gas - Top Sector Energy

16.20 Signing time for new cooperation partners covenant

16.30 Closure

16.35-17.30 Networking drinks

Several hydrogen-powered vehicles can also be admired at the site.