ABEE welcomes Flemish Minister Matthias Diependaele as part of VOKA summer internship program
Ninove, 17/08/2023 – On Wednesday, August 16, ABEE (Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering) had the honor of welcoming Flemish Minister of Finance and Budget, Matthias Diependaele as part of the VOKA Summer Internship Program. This special occasion highlights the Flemish government’s commitment to work more closely with entrepreneurs and shine a spotlight on local companies that stand out in the energy sector.
During the first phase of the visit, the minister participated in an exciting workshop on cell production. With hands-on experience, he was immersed in the technical and creative aspects of energy storage technology. This not only offered him insight into the challenges and opportunities within the sector, but also emphasized the importance of continuous cooperation between policymakers and entrepreneurs to maintain a favorable business environment.
To complete the circle from battery cell production to final recycling, Minister Diependaele was then able to attend an interactive session on recycling. Here Minister Diependaele discovered the innovative ways in which ABEE is committed to sustainability and environmentally conscious practices. The importance of circular economy and green initiatives was highlighted here in a compelling way.
The visit concluded with a closing meeting, where the minister shared his impressions and praised ABEE’s commitment to their contribution to energy transition and economic growth in Flanders.
Minister Matthias Diependaele: “Every year, Voka’s summer internship offers a great opportunity to get to know innovative Flemish companies. ABEE is certainly one such company that is leading the way with their energy storage technology. Batteries are everywhere in our daily lives, and their importance will only increase in the coming years. The battery technology chain, of which ABEE is an integral part, is strategically important for Flanders and Europe. Flanders supports innovative companies. The science and knowledge that comes to life here helps shape the future of our Flemish knowledge economy.”
Chairman & Founder Dr. Noshin Omar: “Our participation in the VOKA Summer Internships and the visit of Minister Matthias Diependaele underlines ABEE’s crucial role as a pioneer in energy storage technology. Together we are building the future of battery technology, a strategic pillar for both Belgium and Europe.”