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About us

We are Perpetual Next

Perpetual Next is a climatetech company and has an integrated international operating platform with patented technologies. Perpetual Next's operations are centred around three separate, but complementary business divisions: Technologies, Conversions and Trading.

These divisions enable a wide range of local organic waste streams, which contain carbon atoms, to be upgraded to the highest quality product as possible. This leads to the reduction of the use of fossil raw materials and to the removal of CO₂ from the atmosphere. Perpetual Next enables large polluting industries to go green. In this way, we contribute to achieving the international climate targets.

Our vision

Population, industrial and consumer growth have placed enormous pressure on the availability of non-renewable, fossil resources. Whilst at the same time worldwide massive amounts of waste are dumped or disposed in some form of a landfill. Our planet is heating up and the climate is changing, with all its consequences. 

To prevent further climate change, less CO₂ must be emitted and more CO₂ must be extracted from the atmosphere. Fossil raw materials must therefore be replaced by sustainable raw materials. The future is now. The future is Perpetual.

Our mission

Perpetual Next is committed to reducing climate change by upgrading organic waste streams to valuable raw materials and products for sustainable use. Perpetual Next aims to removing 1 Gigaton of CO₂ from the atmosphere by 2050, to contribute to the transition from an economy based on fossil raw materials to a circular economy. 

If we take care of nature, nature will take care of us.

Sir David Attenborough

Our team in Amsterdam

Currently over 100 people work at Perpetual Next in five different countries. Our operational sites are located in three different countries: United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Estonia. Headquarters is located in Amsterdam (NL).

Niels Wage

Niels Wage

CEO

MSc in Economics complemented with INSEAD Executive Education. Extensive track record in supply chain, trading & risk management with P/L responsibility including CCO and CEO positions at a listed development company. Previous international work experience at Cargill, Vopak and BHP. (Effective November 1, 2021)

Dennis Krispijn

Dennis Krispijn

CFO

MSc in Industrial Engineering complemented with INSEAD Executive Education. Approximately 20 years of significant growth experience in sizeable M&A, trading and capital projects in the energy sector globally. Previous work experience at Shell, ExxonMobil and Yokogawa Electric.

Rene Buwalda

Rene Buwalda

CBDO

BSc in Mechanical Engineering. Developed, engineered and managed over 100 complex production facilities worldwide over a period of more than 25 years. Previous work experience at Eneco (Utilities) and ABB (Power Generation) with specialism in biomass plants.

Marcel Verhoeven

Marcel Verhoeven

Chief of Staff

Worked in several SeniorManagement and Executive roles for Philips, Siemens, Zumtobel and Momentum Capital. Extensive scale-up experience in Europe and Asia building new businesses across the Lighting and Portable Audio portfolio.

Martijn Dekker

Martijn Dekker

CTO

PhD in Physics. Philips Research: Displays, large-scale simulations, EUV Lithography, Blu-Ray, re-writeable disc. Technical Management: LG, Philips Displays, Philips Lifestyle. Start-ups and scale-up: LED start-ups Lemnis, Carus and Seaborough. Inventor with many patents to his name and author of scientific publications and conference contributions.

Peter Tijl

Peter Tijl

COO

MSc in Mechanical Engineering. Significant operations, maintenance and project delivery experience (including financial analysis & reporting assignment) gained at ExxonMobil refining & supply operations. Previous work experience at ExxonMobil In Europe and UNICEF (voluntary worker) in Madagascar.

Farah Martinez

Farah Martinez

CMO

Developed and implemented brand positionings and marketing communication strategies for industry leaders and scale-ups with hypergrowth goals. Active member of leadershipteams for the past 10+ years.

Hester Schimmel

Hester Schimmel

Chief Risk Officer

MSc in Human Movement Sciences, enhanced with Occupational Hygiene. Extensive experience in establishing, implementing and maintaining policy and managing risks in the field of safety, health, environment and quality, gained at shipyards, production sites and construction projects. Previous work experience at Tata Steel and at Boskalis Nederland & Damen (as consultant).

Albert Fischer

Albert Fischer

Sr. Board Advisor

PhD in Physics. Venture capital: director of three pioneering funds. Invested in 22 companies on sustainability and clean energy. Served in roles as Chairman and Board member. Leading Chairman of IPO on the London Stock Exchange of USA-based pioneer in sustainable agricultural products.

Eija-Riitta Korhola

Eija-Riitta Korhola

Sr. Board Advisor

PhD in Environmental Politics. Member of the EU Parliament (15 years): European legislation on energy, climate, environment, and the internal market. Member of International Advisory Bodies.

Maarten Gnoth

Maarten Gnoth

Sr. Board Advisor

MSc Technology. DNV, Nuon, Engie: international experience in M&A, finance, and business development in renewable energy. Acclaimed leader in sus tainable biomass supply chain development for industrial applications.