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International Symposium on Solid Oxide Cells for next generation power plants and applications: SOCs in the Netherlands and Groningen

When:Tu 23-04-2024
Where:Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen
Solid oxid cells

We are delighted to extend an invitation to the 5th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Cells, scheduled on 23 April at the Van Swinderen Huys. This event will serve as a platform for leading experts, researchers, politicians, and innovators in the field of solid oxide cells to convene and share their invaluable insights.

Event Focus: Solid Oxide Cells in The Netherlands and Groningen Context

This year's symposium is uniquely centered around Solid Oxide Cells (SOCs) within the context of The Netherlands, with a special emphasis on the hydrogen technologies landscape in Groningen. As a hub for hydrogen advancements, the first Hydrogen Valley of Europe presents exciting opportunities for the integration of solid oxide cells, an avenue that is still largely unexplored in the region. We are dedicated to share the promising potential that SOCs hold in this dynamic environment.

Diverse Participation: From Europe to America and Asia

Expect to engage with an international cohort of distinguished academicians from renowned universities, Industry leaders from international and SMEs as well as regional politicians. Our distinguished speakers will offer insights not only from Europe but also from the Americas and Asia, ensuring a comprehensive and global perspective on the subject matter.

Connecting all Stakeholders

This symposium connects leaders from academia, industry, and political leadership. By bringing together experts from different fields we aim to explore the immense potential for collaboration to create a more sustainable energy future.

Registration and fees

To register for the event, please click on the button below. The registration fee for the event is 30 Euros for a day pass, granting access to all sessions and lunch. Additionally,  you have the option to join an exclusive dinner with the experts for a fee of 50 Euros. Here, you have the opportunity to connect with speakers and experts to discuss about the symposium topics and explore potential collaboration opportunities.


9:30 to 10:00

Inaugural session

10:00 to 10:25

Prof. Dr. PV Aravind  (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

10:25 to 10:50

Prof. Dr. Ahmed F. Ghoniem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

10:50 to 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 to 11:35

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Spliethoff (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

11:35 to 12:00

Prof. Dr. Bendiks Jan Boersma (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

12:00 to 12:25

Prof. Dr. Vasant Kumar (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

12:25 to 13:25

Lunch Break

13:25 to 14:10

Panel Discussion:
Nienke Homan
Prof. dr. Lorenzo Squintani
(University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Dr. Arjen van der Meer
(EnTranCe, The Netherlands)
Theo Woudstra
(University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Dr. Yashar S Hajimolana (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

14:10 to 14:35

Nienke Homan (Green Hydrogen Organisation/Impact Hydrogen, The Netherlands)

14:35 to 15:00

Mr. K R Jyothilal, IAS (Government of Kerala, India)

15:00 to 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 to 15:45

Ted Straten (Bosal, The Netherlands)

15:45 to 16:10

Diederik Jaspers (Circonica, The Netherlands)

16:10 to 16:35

Dr. Siu Fai Au (Institute for Sustainable Process Technology, The Netherlands)

16:35 to 17:00

Theo Woudstra (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

17:00 to 17:45

Panel Discussion:
Prof. Dr. PV Aravind
Dr. Lindert van Biert
(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Dr. Vassilis Kyriakou
(University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Dr. Aayan Banerjee
(University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Dr. Hamed Aslannejad
(Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Dr. Michail Tsampas
(DIFFER, The Netherlands)
Dr. Ralph Lindeboom
(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Dr. Michiel Langerman
(TNO, The Netherlands)

17:45 to 18:30

Concluding session

Symposium Chair: Prof. Dr. PV Aravind, Nienke Homan
Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen, The Netherlands.

With the support of

Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen

Ubbo Emmius Foundation

Wubbo Ockels School for Energy and Climate

Impact Hydrogen

Hydrogen Valley Campus Europe

International Energy Agency

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