Founded in 2015, and with a team with +50 years of experience in the hydrogen sector, Solenco Power is committed to the decarbonization of the energy sector.



Dr. Hugo Vandenborre is the President and CEO of Solenco Power NV. With the help of joint shareholders VINCI Energies SA, Giacomini SpA, Energiek BV, Joris Van Dyck and HESTIA Holdings NV, the company focuses on residential, community, commercial and industrial energy storage based on hydrogen technology.

Among various other positions, Dr. Vandenborre was Chairman of the European Electrochemical Engineers and the International Hydrogen Energy Association. He is a founding member of HYNET, the European Thematic Network on Hydrogen; Marine Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association; Joint Undertaking of the European Commission and Masterplan & Implementation WaterstofNet.

He was part of various European and International Committees and was selected as one of the 12 members of the High-Level Group who wrote the pathway towards Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for former European President Romano Prodi.

He was Chairman and Executive VP of Stuart Energy, a public company listed on Toronto Stock Exchange. After a merger, he became co-founder and vice Chairman of Hydrogenics Corporation, a NASDAQ listed Company (HYGS).

He obtained his Doctorate of Science in Physics (maxima cum laude) at the University of Leuven, Belgium after completing his studies at the Institute of Science in Jülich, Germany and Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, US.

He was keynote speaker at various international hydrogen conferences and has published over 200 international articles. He has over 85 patents to his name. He recently (2021) was honoured by King Filip for his vision and pioneership on hydrogen and he is now a member of the Order of Leopold, the oldest (1832) and most distinguished Order in Belgium.

The team

Dr. Hugo Vandenborre – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Sven Duchatelet – Chief Operation
Francisco López – Innovation Manager
Wim De Gang – Innovation Engineer
Annelies Mertens – Administrative Assistant (purchasing/sales)
Pieter Couck- Manufacturing Engineer
Dimas De Ridder – Installation Specialist
Lenn Carpentier – Software Engineer