Groningen, 01-03-2017. The Energy Valley foundation, Energy Delta Institute and Energy Academy Europe will integrate into one organisation in 2017. The Director of the new foundation will be Gertjan Lankhorst, former Director of the gas trading company GasTerra, who will fulfil this role alongside his duties as Chairman at VEMW.
The three organisations are now working closely together and complement each other very well. Energy Delta Institute provides a range of courses for energy sector professionals. Energy Valley focuses on business development in the sustainable energy sector, while the task of Energy Academy Europe is to promote research, education and innovation. This joining of forces will create a stronger organisation, which will provide optimal support to the energy sector in a broad sense – not only in the northern Energy Valley region but also nationwide and internationally.
Gertjan Lankhorst takes up his duties as per 1 March, 2017. Lankhorst was CEO of the gas trading company GasTerra from 2006 to 2016, before becoming Chairman of the Association for Energy, Environment and Water (VEMW) in January 2017. In his previous role, Gertjan Lankhorst was one of the founders of Energy Academy Europe, a member of the strategic board of Energy Valley and a Board Member of the Energy Delta Institute. In various roles he has worked intensively on the transition to sustainable energy sources and putting the energy transition on the national and international agenda.
The three cooperating organisations are located in the Energy Academy building on the Zernike Campus in Groningen since February 2017.
- June 20, 2017 Symposium 'wind-meets-gas'
- June 14, 2017 Partners embrace joint direction ‘New Energy Coalition’
- June 13, 2017 EDI strengthens cooperation in South East Europe
- May 16, 2017 Smart North Sea collaboration saves space, costs and carbon emissions
- May 15, 2017 “We should focus on greening the molecules, greening the electrons is going fine”
- May 15, 2017 EDI’s founding fathers celebrate 15th anniversary in Saint Petersburg
- May 10, 2017 Safety Culture and Leadership – Gazprom Partner event
- March 14, 2017 Obsolete gas and oil platforms can service a sustainable energy system