World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has nominated small-scale gas processing solutions company HyGear as one of the most promising Dutch cleantech companies of 2012.

The Cleantech Star Award 2012 is organised by WWF in cooperation with employers’ federation FME-CWM and energy company Eneco. Nominees will present themselves at The Cleantech Star Award 2012, which takes place on 11th December at Drijvend Paviljoen in Rotterdam.

The purpose of the Cleantech Star Award is to stimulate and give appreciation to companies that contribute to a sustainable worldwide energy supply (clean tech sector).

“We are very happy with this nomination, it validates our cleantech ambitions and it’s a great gift for HyGear’s 10 year anniversary,” said Marinus van Driel, CEO at HyGear.

Utilising clean energy

HyGear develops small-scale gas-processing solutions increasing the energy efficiency, optimising the supply chain and utilising renewable, clean energy sources.

HyGear’s lead product is a family of on-site hydrogen generators based on steam reforming. These systems, which are installed at the industrial end users’ sites, offer cost advantages, simplify logistics and give environmental benefits to society in general.

Besides these products HyGear is developing other gas processing technologies that contribute to energy efficiency, supply chain optimisation and utilise clean, renewable energy sources. Focus areas are the upgrading of biogas, the utilisation of stranded gas and the distributed generation of electricity with Fuel Cells.