/Visionary Seminar: A Supercharged Future

Visionary Seminar: A Supercharged Future

May 24, 2022 | Energyville, Genk, Belgium

How can storage enable the energy transition?

Besides sketching what is the technological Roadmap (don’t be scared to look sufficiently far and to have a “bold” vision) for the development of these different forms of storage, it is important to provide a picture what is the role to be played by the form of storage you are dealing with in the Energy Transition and to sketch the opportunities at several aggregation levels.

This could also mean that all the messages are not necessarily convergent but this is not a major issue as it could be the start of an interesting discussion after the presentations


We have foreseen two options for participants.

  1. - You can take part in the tour/walk through Energyville AND the Visionary Seminar
  2. - OR you only participate in the Visionary Seminar itself
  • 15h-16h: Walk through Energyville (optional and only upon registration below)
  • 15h30: Registration with refreshments
  • 16h10: Welcome by Leuven MindGate
  • 16h20: Introduction by Jef Poortmans (imec/EnergyVille), chairman of this event
  • 16h25: Storage and its link with the Resilience of the high-RES Energy system of the future
    Gerrit-Jan Schaeffer, CEO EnergyVille
  • 16h50 Electrical storage technologies
    Fanny Barde, Program Manager Batteries@imec/EnergyVille
  • 17h15: Thermal storage technologies
    Sandro Iacovella, Thermovault
  • 17h40: break with sandwiches & soup
  • 18h00: Chemical storage using Electroreduction of H2O and/or CO2
    Metin Bulut, Business Development Manager at VITO/EnergyVille
  • 18h25: Storage and Flexibility
    Hannes Laget, Responsible Storage and Grid Regulation, Engie
  • 18h50: Business opportunities in relation to flexibility
    David Zenner, Head Customer Relations, Elia
  • 19h15: Debate with all speakers or Q&A
  • 19h40: Networking and reception
Visionary seminar energy storage speakers


Unfortunately, cancellation is not possible. Replacement by a colleague is possible if notified in advance by e-mail (

  • Leuven MindGate Members: €135 excl. VAT
  • Non-Members: €175 excl. VAT
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  • Under 35 years old : €75 excl. VAT
  • Students: €10 incl. VAT (with proof of student/teacher card)
  • Teachers: €37 incl. VAT (with proof of student/teacher card)

Students & teachers can register by sending an email to with attached the required copies + your invoicing details (personal address for students).

Fee is payable after receipt of invoice.

Registration is possible until 17 May 2022.