Bart Biebuyck is CEO and founding member of the Green Energy Park Krk, a unique midstream facility on the island of Krk in the North Adriatic Sea. Under his leadership, it aims to handle 10 million tons of renewable ammonia shipped from several places in the world. An investment of over 0.5 billion Euros is expected and the ambition is to start operations from July 2027.
Before that, Bart Biebuyck was at the Fuel Cell department of Toyota Motor Europe where he held the position of Technical Senior Manager. His expertise in the automotive industry includes extensive knowledge related to the deployment of new technologies in the European market. It is as part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) programme in Berlin that Bart worked at reinforcing European trials for the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle. He also had the opportunity to develop and expand his expertise in Japan, where he worked for two years.
In addition to his industrial experience, Bart has been politically active in his local town since 2006. In 2013 he became the vice president of the City Council, responsible, among others, for the local economy and education.
In 2016, he was appointed as the Executive director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, now called the Clean Hydrogen Partnership - a public-private partnership between the European Commission, the industry and the research community. It aims at facilitating the deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe. During his seven-year term, a strong emphasis on cooperation with cities and regions led to the creation of the European Hydrogen Valleys Partnership with around 40 European regions. Dissemination of project results, building technology awareness and enhanced basic research became his key focus points. He is the creator of the Hydrogen Valleys concept, the European Hydrogen Week and the European Hydrogen Bank. He successfully negotiated the 2.0 billion Euro European “Clean Hydrogen Partnership” which was launched by the President of the European Commission in November 2021.