Successful first edition of the New Energy Forum

On Thursday 24 June, a new, annual festival about energy transition and sustainable mobility saw the light. That day, Hive.Mobility organized the New Energy Forum together with EnTranCe Center of Expertise Energy of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and New Energy Coalition.

During this hybrid event, day chairman Diederik Jekel took visitors and viewers into the smart, new world of energy and mobility. During the New Energy Forum, experts, professors, researchers and students gave several spectacular demonstrations, presentations and debates about the changing world of energy and transport.


Tim Houter, Co-founder & CEO of Hardt Hyperloop, drew viewers into the inspiring story of Hardt Hyperloop. With the development of the hyperloop, Hardt wants to create an on-demand, affordable transport system that allows people to travel large distances in a short time – all completely emission-free, safe and accessible to everyone. During this keynote, Tim gave an insight into how the hyperloop will change the future of mobility and what it will bring us in terms of sustainability, economy and society.


But there was more! Our reporter Marloes Nieuwenhuis took us along various demos of smart and sustainable energy and mobility during the livestream. For example, she had a chat with Groningen Bereikbaar about their cargo bike and with Holthausen Clean Technology about their contribution to hydrogen-powered mobility. Drone Delivery Services showed how we can use autonomous drones and hydrogen-powered drones to deliver our packages in the future and EVoltify talked about their mobile charging stations. Marloes also visited the solar car of the Top Dutch Solar Racing team and the prototype of the hyperloop tube.


Viewers could attend several online workshops during the Forum. For example, the Student Advisory Committee Groningen (SAC), in collaboration with Groningen Bereikbaar and Hive.Mobility, organized a workshop on regional developments around smart mobility. Leonie Vrieling, researcher at the University of Groningen, talked about the first results of the research into mobility during and after the corona lockdown and presenters from Qbuzz, Groningen Seaports, Groningen Airport Eelde and New Energy Coalition gave an insight into how they are working together in the field of mobility within Hydrogen Valley. Various panellists from, among others, Arriva and robotTUNER, discussed the future of autonomous transport.

Watch New Energy Forum

Were you unable to attend on June 24, or did you have stress on what to watch due to the packed program? You can watch all keynotes, workshops and reporter interviews at your convenience on

We look forward to seeing you on June 23, 2022!