Research Output per year
Mr. Wim van Gemert studied Chemical Engineering and earned his PhD in 1977 at the University Technology Eindhoven in 'Studies naar de structuur van Glass'. After the studies, he left for TNO and, in the late eighties to Gasunie. Here began his passion for innovation in energy technology. At Gasunie, he was involved in innovations surrounding gas technology, the management of these innovations on EU-level and their transfer to the market.
Since 2006, Wim is connected to the Centre of Expertise Energy of the Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen, as a ‘Leading Professor Energy Transition’ and was one of the persons responsible for the developemt of the Knowledge Centre Energy (now Centre of Expertise Energy). He formed a team and developed a research program, which focuses on flexible energy chains. To test this research in practice, Wim managed to connected a variety of partners from his personal network to RenQi, an open innovation center for sustainable energy-infrastructures.
In a next step, Wim obtained a leading role in the development of the Energy Transition Centre (EnTranCe), the energy testing ground, where the market maturity of products is being tested. Herewith, he always hold an inspiring leadership role and pursued his ideal, namely: a transition to sustainable energy, in which various parties are involved in the cooperation and the end users have a say. In the past decade, he played a decisive role in shaping practical research within the Hanze UAS.
Furthermore, Wim was particularly involved in establishing, strengthening and expanding research aimed at energy transition. These efforts have led to important contributions in education. On can say, that without the efforts of Wim van Gemert, RenQi and EnTranCe would not have been established and, moreover, would not have been such a great success. He is seen as the connecting link between technicians and the end user of techniques, which will contribute to the energy transition.
Since 2010, Wim is further involved in the development of academic master programs at the Hanze UAS surrounding the topic of renewable energy.
Applied Science: Connecting the market with knowledge and expertise
Leading Professor Energy Transition: The global and local context of energy transition
- Open innovation
- Energy scenarios
- Ethics of energy
- Integrated hybrid energy systems (Gas, Electricity, Heat)
Education / Academic qualification
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous), Doctor of Science, Eindhoven University of Technology
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous), Master in Science
Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau (Ridder)2 Oct 2015 → …
Member Advisory Board SAMEEN2012 → …
Chairman of GERG Programme Comittees1999 → 2008
Boardmember NPT (Nederlandse Vereiniging Processtechnologie)1995 → 2010
Member of Honor Junior Chamber of West-Brabant1985 → …
Research output: Scientific › PhD Research external, graduation external
Research output: Scientific › PhD Research internal, graduation external
Improving the sustainability of farming practices through the use of a symbiotic approach for anaerobic digestion and digestate processingPierie, F., Benders, R. M. J., Moll, H. C., D'Souza, A., van Someren, C. & van Gemert, W. 26 Sep 2017 In : Resources. 6, 4, 23 p.
Research output: Professional › Article
A new approach for measuring the environmental sustainability of renewable energy production systems: focused on the modelling of green gas production pathwaysPierie, F., Bekkering, J., Benders, R. M. J., van Gemert, W. & Moll, H. C. 15 Jan 2016 In : Applied Energy. 162, p. 131-138
Research output: Scientific - peer-review › Article
An integrated approach for the validation of energy and environmental system analysis models: used in the validation of the Flexigas Excel BioGas modelPierie, F., van Someren, C., Liu, W., Bekkering, J., Hengeveld, E. J., Holstein, J., Benders, R. M. J., Laugs, G. A. H., van Gemert, W. & Moll, H. C. 10 May 2016 Hanzehogeschool Groningen. 14 p.
Research output: Scientific › Report
Activities per year
Activity: Oral presentation
Activity: Participation in conference
1 item of media coverage
Press / Media: Public Engagement Activities