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A successful start

2010-01-20

The research program of the Energy Delta Gas Research has been successfully started

Participants listening to a presentation at the First Research Day in Soest on 20 January 2010 (Photo: D. van Dijk-Jonkman) Participants listening to a presentation at the First Research Day in Soest on 20 January 2010 (Photo: D. van Dijk-Jonkman)

Over fifty participants, coming from all over the Netherlands, attended the first Research Day on 20 January 2010, in Soest, the Netherlands. Catrinus Jepma, EDGaR’s scientific director, addressed the participants a warm word of welcome. Thereafter, members of the Program Steering Committee — Frank de Bruijn, Howard Levinsky, Mannes Wolters and Rolf Künneke — introduced the themes of the research program. Finally, Bert Wiersema, managing director, clarified the procedure with regard to submitting proposals.

During the plenary session, participants made short presentations about their expertise and ideas for research projects. In the afternoon, they exchanged ideas during parallel sessions. Participants showcased poster with basic information about their background and research plans. In the closing session, many of researchers reported having found partners for carrying out an EDGaR project.

During the conference, participants began to set up research partnership, an essential way of doing research in this program. EDGaR, a research consortium on natural gas, began its activities on 1 January 2010. It focuses on positioning the Dutch natural gas in an international perspective and, from this position, on achieving a sustainable energy supply.

By Jean-François Auger