Hystar’s Christmas advent calendar – Eric Alves

Today's HyStar sharing his thoughts about the hydrogen industry and upcoming festivities is Electrical Engineer Eric Alves!

What has been the highlight of your year in 2022?

Naming the 2022 highlight is a very challenging task…lol…so many nice things happened in my life this year: starting at Hystar, moving to Sandvika, delivering my PhD Thesis, swimming and kayaking in Oslo fjord with my colleagues at Hystar. 😊 

What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

Chocolate, panettone, and the company of good friends.  

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

Standardization will be key to deliver the exponential growth that is forecasted and expected for the hydrogen industry. This will demand a lot of collaboration among stakeholders, and the first large projects that will be commissioned before 2030 will be the steppingstones of this standardization process.    

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

Next year I want to run the Oslo Marathon and accumulate at least 1300km in my running log.  

What are you most looking forward to in 2023?

My PhD defense and the commissioning of HyPilot.