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His career has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. He has held commercial roles in several energy companies such as the Dutch gas grid operator Alliander and international Oil & Gas Company Frames (current Plugpower). He worked for the Netherlands organization of Applied sciences (TNO) as business development manager dedicated to enabling and accelerating the energy transition. In this role he has initiated several large-scale international research, development, and pilot programs towards industrial applications of CCUS, biogas and gas conversion and production technologies (hydrogen, ammonia and DME). Always with a strong international focus, specifically in Europe, South-East Asia, North America, and East Africa.
He was also the chairmen of the company advisory board of the European Biogas Association. In addition, Leon was General manager of New energy business school (former Energy Delta Institute), a business school focused on energy transition topics.
Currently, He works as managing director of new energy institute. New energy institute is focused on expert advice, education, and innovation. Consulting for companies like the Boston consulting group, Shell, TNO, Berq rng and several investment firms. He is also key lecturer for renewable gas and hydrogen for new energy business school, expert speaker on energy transition topics for several universities (MBA energy transition of the university of Groningen and University of Rotterdam) and often speaks and moderates at key industrial conferences and events. He also holds positions as scientific advisor to the European Biogas Association, committee member sustainability of the international gas union and advisor to the global energy community initiative and has 3 patents on biogas purification and conversion.