Steering committee

René Peters

René Peters

Rene Peters is currently Director Gas Technology at TNO, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. He is responsible for public private collaboration on innovation in the area of gas transport and storage, LNG, biogas, hydrogen and offshore energy. He is leading the Geo Energy Innovation program under TKI New Gas, also board member of IRO, associated of the supply industry in offshore oil and gas and renewables (, advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate on metrology and chairman of the European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors (

Jan Prins

Jan Prins

Jan Prins is working as Vice President at Siemens and has a Global Headquarter roll and is based in the Netherlands. With his team he is responsible for the Global Oil & Gas, related New Energy activities for e.g. Renewable, Energy & Utilities, Geothermal, Petro-Chemical, Bio markets,Internet of Things (IOT) and Digitalization He reports directly to Siemens AG Headquarters Vertical Market Management Oil & Gas in Germany.

Beside his extensive work experience in business development, sales, project management and engineering in several industries, he has got an open mind set for collaborations, partnerships, new opportunities  innovations and new business models. He provides the community with his fundamental knowledge and his well-connected network in the following markets and supply chain:

  • Energy & Utilities, Renewable Industry
  • Oil & Gas industry
  • High-tech industry
  • Aerospace
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Automotive
  • Marine & Shipbuilding Industry
  • IT & Digitalization firms
  • Consultancy firms
  • Banks and Finance
  • Universities
  • Research Institutes
  • Associations
  • Startup and scale ups

He is a strong supporter of the “Energy Transition Journey” and the important role of Digitalization and also a strong believer in Co-creation to Creating Value. 

Ewald Breunesse

Ewald Breunesse

Ewald is manager energy transitions at Shell Nederland. He joined Shell in 1983 in market research and communications and held different positions in marketing & sales and strategy & scenarios. During his position in the strategy and policy department of the Shell Pensionfund, he obtained his PhD. in economics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. In his current role Ewald connects Shell to the external world with innovations such as gas-to-liquids (GTL Fuel), LNG and Shell Mobility Card and represents Shell in many external projects like the Dutch Energy Agreement. Next to this role he is also focal point for 
Grants & Incentives, e.g. Horizon 2020 projects and Dutch programmes.

Shell retired
Barthold Schroot

Barthold Schroot

Barthold Schroot is Programme Manager Advice & Innovation at EBN, focusing on EBN’s contribution to the energy transition. He is responsible for providing advice to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and for exploring the new options in the energy transition such as green gas, hydrogen, subsurface energy storage and ccs.
Before joining EBN in 2013 Barthold worked at TNO as a geophysicist and project manager, both in commercial applied research projects and R&D, relating to E&P and CCS. From 2006 he was Head of TNO’s Advisory Group for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which provides the ministry with advice on all matters regarding the Dutch Mining Act. In this capacity energy policies and the public private corporation in the Netherlands in the energy domain became more and more important.

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