On Chemical Process Electrification, Plasma and Clean Hydrogen

Chemical process electrification replaces the use of fossil fuels with renewable energy. High-temperature applications are key in most chemical production methods and the power demand of a typical chemical process is enormous. The general trend in plant design is to replace rotating equipment based on steam turbines for electrical drives. Despite the higher costs for electricity, this process electrification reduces energy consumption and the carbon footprint significantly. The next step would be to electrify the heat input of the cracking process, new cracker furnaces need to be developed for green naphtha cracking as well as steam methane reforming ( resolving a significant part of the flue gas CO2 emissions of both processes ). Plasma cracking is a new green technology to create green chemistry with the methane that is now available from an electrified naphtha cracker.

Most green hydrogen is produced via water electrolysis using renewable power. Electrolysis is an excellent process to capture potential oversupply in green energy production and solve various problems of transporting this energy, however its variable production cost, intermittent production and difficulty to transport and store provides a challenge for the chemical industry. Next to electrolysis, other green alternatives are developed since one can not solve all the hydrogen demand issues via a single method everywhere.

The topics of the conference are:

  • Electrical cracking processes
  • The gasification of biomass towards hydrogen and green CO2
  • Methane pyrolysis, a chemical recycling method
  • Plasma technology

During the Green Chemistry Conference the (inter)national speakers will present their view and experience on this fast developing industry.

Who should attend:

  • R&D / Innovation and General management of
    • Energy and Chemical companies
    • Bio mass suppliers
    • Pyrolysis industry
    • Recycling value chain
  • Governmental bodies
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Investors
  • Start-Ups

This conference is part of the Brightlands Chemistry of the Future Series which contains the following conferences:

Circular Chemistry Conference
There are several renewable alternative processes to fossil chemistry to create new plastics. This conference is all about turning waste materials into new polymers using gasification and about turning waste plastic via pyrolysis or chemical recycling into new plastics replacing plastics made from new linear fossil feedstocks. Read more

Green Chemistry Conference
Chemical process electrification replaces the use of fossil fuels with renewable energy. High-temperature applications are key in most chemical production methods and the power demand of a typical chemical process is enormous. The general trend in plant design is to replace rotating equipment for electrical drives. Read More


Strategic Partner

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes. Read more


This conference is organised by Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators.