Gash holders of Pieter Mans, Jan Willem Eising and Jelmer Kalff
The term gasholder is an old name for a gas storage facility. Pieter, Jan Willem and Jelmer have breathed new life into this concept by storing biogas in tanks. This sounds quite simple, but it is revolutionary. Gasholders is the first in the world to do this.
The product of Gashouders is very interesting and circular.
Biogas is a closed loop that you can use constantly, unlike the use of fossil fuels.' Raymond Bosch
Biogas is produced from decaying processes in, for example, manure tanks, sewage or dredging systems. Here, biogas is stored for a short time and converted into electrical energy as quickly as possible. In many cases, it is not possible to make effective use of this clean energy. This is because these storage locations are often far away from villages and towns, while precisely there is the greatest demand for energy. Gashouders has come up with a solution for this: a filling station that makes it possible to store biogas in tanks. This way, biogas can be used in many more places. Think of aggregates in construction that run on biogas instead of diesel.
Gashouders was on the list of 200 potential scale-ups at the beginning of 2020, on the recommendation of Orion partner Kiemt. However, the company was not yet ready for the scale-up programme, so they were referred to Orion for the start-up loan. Thanks to this loan, they made great strides, making them ready for our scale-up programme three quarters of a year later.
Government policy is very important for the development of Gashouders. When building government buildings or roads, you have to comply with a strict inspection in the field of energy neutrality, nitrogen and fine dust. Then it is more advantageous to invest in biogas, because then you can use sustainable energy at the same price as diesel.
Generation-E helped Gashouders to map out the company. Based on this knowledge Generation-E was able to provide suitable professionals for support in areas such as legal affairs and marketing.
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