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About us

We are Perpetual Next

Perpetual Next is an organization centred around three separate, but complementary business divisions (Trading, Conversions and Technologies) devoted to the valorisation of organic waste and residues into sustainable use to meet the growing demand for biobased energy, fuels, chemicals and materials. This is an opportunity to get returns from organic residues and to reduce waste and pollution. At the same time, it reduces the demand for and dependence on fossil fuels. The future is now. The future is Perpetual. 

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. 
 
It is indisputable that as mankind we have to prevent climate change. The way we rely on our resources, the way we produce, consume and dispose, drastically has to change forever.
 
There is an infinite source of organic waste out there which can be converted into new high valued products and services. And these products and services eventually become part of that very same source of organic waste, again and again and again, forever.   

Our mission

Perpetual Next's mission is to reduce climate change by reducing, capturing and recycling carbon and to accelerate the valuation of organic residues into sustainable use and the transition from a fossil based to a renewables based stable 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).

Erik Huis

Erik Huis

Chairman

MBA and Partner at Momentum Capital. Entrepreneur in the industrial & technology sector with over 25 years of international experience (US, Europe, Russia, Middle East, and Asia). International career at blue chip companies General Electric and Shell.

Martijn van Rheenen

Martijn van Rheenen

CEO & Founder

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Momentum Capital. Founded portfolio companies in LED lighting, leisure and renewable energy. Led capital raising with private and institutional investors to fund growth. Active promoter of sustainable development.

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.

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.

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.

Niels Wage

Niels Wage

CCO

MA 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)

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.

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.

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.