Thijs de Groot, HyCC / TU/e
Thijs de Groot is an innovation technologist at HyCC and an associate professor at the University of Eindhoven. He leads HyCCs R,D&I program on green hydrogen, aiming to realize significant cost reductions in water electrolysis by working together with (component) suppliers, peers and knowledge institutes in open innovation collaborations. As such he has been at the basis of the DJEWELS project, a 20 MW water electrolysis facility in Delfzijl, the MW test center (a 100+ kW pilot facility for alkaline and PEM technology), and the GW project, a design project aimed at reducing the costs of a GW facility in 2030. In his role as associate professor he focuses on the intensification of electrochemical processes to enable operation at higher current densities, focusing primarily on alkaline and anion-exchange membrane electrolysis.