Hystar’s Christmas advent calendar – Eddy Van Oort

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Today's HyStar sharing his thoughts about the hydrogen industry and upcoming festivities is Senior Systems Engineer Eddy Van Oort!

What has been the highlight of your year in 2022?

My main highlight of 2022 has been the start of HyPilot project with a team consisting of different backgrounds and disciplines. I am proud of what this team has been able to accomplish within three quarters. Because of all the different backgrounds, previous work experience, education, nationality and flexibility we have managed to organise ourselves very well in order to give Hystar stacks the best environment to shine! 

What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

Me and my girlfriend are getting keys to our new apartment a few days before Christmas. So, I am hoping for unpacked boxes, a cosy interior, and the possibility to enjoy the amazing views from our living room with friends and colleagues over a nice Christmas dinner! 

What’s in store for the hydrogen industry over the next few years?

The whole supply-chain for green hydrogen has been accelerating a lot in 2022. In 2023 and beyond, several large(r) scale facilities will be commissioned, built and started. The whole industry will become mature resulting in a wider acceptance of the technology, hydrogen as a safe energy carrier.  

Any New Year’s resolutions you’ll be making that you could tell us about?

I do not have any big resolutions for the new year as I am trying to apply continuous improvement throughout the entire year 😊 Some plans for next year include enjoying the Norwegian outdoors in even season even more: rock climbing, hiking, camping, cabins, kayaking, cross-country & alpine skiing.

What are you most looking forward to in 2023?

Having the HyPilot project producing first hydrogen at K-Lab in Kårstø, marking a successful start-up of the system and demonstrating all systems are working. Often, engineering is a bit like composing a symphony, you are writing parts for every instrument, but only when each   instrument plays their part correctly the intentions of the composer are realized.