The Future


29 september 2022

van der valk Schiedam

European conference focussed on future fuels, supply & demand and European regulation.

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Fueling The Future Summit.

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The fuels of the future

In order to decarbonize our economies, we need a fuel solution that is scalable for transportation/mobility purposes, is cost-competitive, is not reliant on large amounts of electric energy and has the potential of being fully carbon neutral.

Can we find answers in the following energy carriers/fuels: Methanol, Metal Fuels, Ammonia, Hydrogen.

If we consider the beforementioned fuels as a possibility, we must also look at the total value chain in order to fully implement these energy carriers successfully. The production & mobility industry still have questions regarding their need for green energy.


Methanol: Pathway to a green society
Metal Fuels: A new renewable energy
Ammonia: The long-haul solution
Inspiration session – Methodical NLP
Hydrogen: Production vs Expectation


Michael Schlaug

General Manager
Yara Sluiskil

Wietse van den Bogaard

Head of Brewing
Royal Swinkels

Aris Blankenspoor

Director Business Development
Uniper Benelux

Philip de Goey

Decaan Fac Werktuigbouwkunde & Professor sectie Power&Flow
TU Eindhoven

Gerrit Jan Schaeffer

General Manager

Maickel Uijtewaal

General Manager

Joan Hoexum

Executive Coach, NLP Trainer
Vitality Solutions

Matthías Ólafsson

Chief Representative Europe
Methanol Institute

Marko Janhunen

Public Affairs Director, UPM and Chair
Advanced Biofuels Coalition

Pieter de Jong

Manager Offshore Hydrogen Netherlands
RWE Renewables GmbH


Below you will find the program of the upcoming edition.

11.30 Network lunch

led by Gerrit-Jan Schaeffer, General Manager, Energyville

To be announced

In order to decarbonize our economies, we need a fuel solution that is scalable for transportation/mobility purposes, is cost-competitive, is not reliant on large amounts of electric energy and has the potential of being fully carbon neutral. Can the answer be found in renewable methanol?

  • Matthïas Ölafsson, Chief Representative Europe, Methanol Institute
  • Maickel Uijtewaal, General Manager, Stolt-Nielsen

By developing a new type of combustion technology of metal power, researchers have found a promising new energy carrier for the long term. The tremendously high energy density of metal fuels, might just disrupt the renewable energy market. But will it be scalable and meet future demand?

  • Wietse van den Bogaard, Head of Brewing, Royal Swinkels Family Brewers
  • Aris Blankenspoor, Managing Director, Uniper Technologies
  • Philip de Goey, Full Professor of Combustion Technology, TU Eindhoven

14.15 Break & Networking

With a higher liquid energy density than hydrogen, ammonia seems to be a reliable alternative for transportation. Liquid ammonia is significantly easier to produce and transport as fuel. Can these advantages create a cost-competitive market for the transportation industry?

  • Michael Schlaug, Managing Director, Yara Sluiskil

Joan Hoexum, Vitality Solutions

Liquid fuels are being strangled by various regulatory decisions. Advanced biofuels are however strongly promoted within the revised EU Renewable Energy Directive. What opportunities and what outlook for advanced biofuels produced from wastes & residues? What are key challenges for the industry and what regulatory framework is needed to boost investments?

  • Marko Janhunen, Public Affairs Director, UPM and Chair, Advanced Biofuels Coalition

17.00 Closing remarks & Networking drinks

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why you shouldn't miss this


Complex challenges require collaboration. That is why we bring stakeholders from the entire chain together to connect.
Enthusiastic top speakers share their vision, lessons learned and out-of-the-box solutions to inspire and surprise you.
Together we make the future! Get out of your daily practice, share your ideas and network. Be part of the solution.

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Location & Parking

Fueling the Future Summit will take place at Van der Valk Schiedam.

Van der Valk Schiedam can be found on the A20 motorway, exit 10 (Schiedam Noord)

There is a free car park.

Practical information

During the event you will meet at least 100 directors and senior managers from the whole chain in the industry, chemical, energy, mobility and transport businesses. Furthermore governments, science/research institutes and financial institutions are certainly welcome to join as they  have an important role in the transitions as well.

STR, Emerson Process Management, Koole Terminals, E.ON Power Plants Belgium, Okapi Studio, Iemants NV, Schelde Exotech, Cryo Advise, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Port of Antwerp, Gemeente Enschede, BARTEC Nederland, DNV Netherlands, DNV Headquarter, Air Products NV, Air Products Nederland, Evos Ghent NV, BP Nederland, DAF Trucks, TenneT , Rotterdam Partners, Euroports Group, Sandvik Benelux, Van Oord Offshore, Evides Waterbedrijf, IRO, Nike Inc., DCM / EMBA, Van Niekerk V&M Consultancy, Tialoc Belgium, Babcock & Wilcox, BP North Sea, EY, 54events, Shell New Energies, Mourik Industry, Bosch Rexroth, KCI the engineers, Sia Partners, Stork Power Services, H2 Platform, DNV , Corbion, EBN, linklaters LLP, Baker Hughes, TNO, Sustainable Hydrogen Club, Air Liquide , Vopak Nederland, Air Liquide, Vattenfall, Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Gasunie, Shell Nederland

Registration fee

The participation fee is €599,- (excl. VAT*) per person. This includes lunch, refreshments and documentation.


We think it is important that future managers are present at this conference. Are you in the last year of your studies? Then you are welcome to participate for a student rate of €150,- (incl. VAT and refreshments). Send an email to info@managementproducties.com with a copy of your student card and the request to participate. The number of student places is limited.

Should you be unable to attend the conference yourself, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 weeks before the start of the event. The company regrets that no refund will be made available for cancellation notifications received less than 3 weeks before the event.

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