Ad van Wijk is one of the most influential sustainable energy entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe. He is sustainable energy entrepreneur and part-time Professor Future Energy Systems at TU Delft, the Netherlands. He also works for KWR Water Research Institute to develop and implement the research program Energy and Water. And he is a member of the Northern Netherlands Innovation Board to realize the energy transition.
In 1984, van Wijk founded the company Ecofys, which eventually grew into Econcern. Econcern developed many new sustainable energy products, services and projects. Examples include the 120 MW offshore wind farm Princess Amalia in the North Sea, several multi-MW solar farms in Spain and a bio-methanol plant in the Netherlands, which is the largest second-generation biomass plant in the world.
Ad van Wijk achieved many important prizes for excellent entrepreneurship. Amongst others, he was Dutch entrepreneur of the year in 2007 and Dutch top-executive in 2008.
During the Geo Promotion event Ad van Wijk will be talking about Future Energy Systems and the Green Hydrogen Economy.