On route to a sustainable living environment

Hylife Innovations develops sustainable housing concepts for the built environment based on green hydrogen. The demand for such solutions is growing at a rapid pace. Generating sustainable electricity with wind and solar parks is paying off at a local level. At the same time, we are faced with various new challenges. Peaks in generated energy threaten the stability of the power grid. There is also a lack of large-scale storage capacity. With green hydrogen as an energy source, you use the yield of the sustainable generated energy to the full.

Hylife Innovations develops, markets and realises innovations and concepts, and provides advice about energy and mobility for the built environment. Our innovations are aimed at making the living environment sustainable. And while doing so, we pay attention to various factors: sustainable and energy-efficient construction, energy consumption and management plus independent and dependent energy sources. This integrated approach is possible through the use of green hydrogen.

Jean-Paul Scheurleer

Entrepreneur and project developer in the Goeree-Overflakkee region.

“ By doing this, Hylife Innovations is bringing a sustainable living environment closer “

Think, dare, do

Hylife Innovations developed the Innovathuis in 2019. It is a self-sufficient concept house with green hydrogen – in the middle of the Havenstadt new housing estate in Stad aan ’t Haringvliet. The solar panels on the roof produce green energy. The Powerbox in the Innovathuis converts excess energy into green hydrogen on the spot. This Powerbox later converts the hydrogen into electricity. This method enables seasonal storage for an individual house. That is unique.

Achieving hydrogen ambitions while being mindful of the environment

The Netherlands may have big ambitions to apply hydrogen in mobility and the built environment; however, they are still behind in achieving that ambition. That is in part due to the fact that the initiators are confronted with a lack of regulations and that social acceptance requires attention. This has resulted in some reluctance considering hydrogen is a new application in the built environment. Hylife Innovations can accelerate this process and proceed to the actual development.

Close ties to government and safety authorities

From the development company Wonen op Flakkee, Jean-Paul Scheurleer, founder of Hylife Innovations, built a good reputation. That formed the basis for collaborations with the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee, the Rijnmond Region environmental protection agency (DCMR) and the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Safety Region. All these parties were involved in the development of the Innovathuis. They used their knowledge and expertise in practice and have thereby contributed to the energy transition in the Netherlands.