Antonie de Haas - Program Officer ISPT

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Antonie de Haas

Program Officer (Circular Carbon, Digitalisation)

It has become evident that the challenges the industry is facing have become too big for companies to deal with on their own. We need to bundle our powers. Meet Antonie de Haas, our Program Officer for Digitalisation and the Circular Carbon Program.

After studying Product & Process Technology in Groningen and a graduation assignment in the industry at Teijin, Antonie de Haas was eager to learn more on future (energy) systems. So he applied for the Nationaal Energietraineeship, which led him to ISPT.

“I came in touch with ISPT through the traineeship and immediatly saw a good match between us: I wanted to do  something with materials science applied to sustainability. ISPT offered me a chance to look at the process industry in a broader way. What I like is that we do not solely exists for the industry, but also look at governance, human-capital, SMEs, NGOs and knowledge institutions. It paints a broad picture of what is happening.”  

Circularity and electrification lay at the heart of our sustainability efforts. Digitalisation is a key enabler for both

Antonie de Haas – works on digitalisation and circular carbon

“Since starting here, I have been concerned with setting-up and facilitating projects for the Circular Carbon program, because I strongly believe the use of fossil sources should be minimized as much as possible. Besides recycling and switching to biobased alternatives, we need gasification and CCU technologies to fulfill our carbon needs. The projects often feel like a shot in the dark. There is still much to learn on how we can use carbon sustainably in industry.”

Electrification and digitalisation are prominent topics that affect almost everyone working in the industry. For organizations to meet their sustainability goals, they have to electrify and digitalize their processes. We help them by dissecting, evaluating and finally answering the questions that they have regarding that. This makes my work relevant and meaningful. If anything, I found out that this organization and our way of work suits me really well.” 

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