Program

The 2022 conference edition takes place at Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

09:3010:00Registration
10:0010:10Welcome and opening
Moderator pieter Hermans, CEO, Jakajima

European Commission Roadmap

10:1010:35Duo presentation
Amandine Joannesse, Policy Officer, European Commission. on 'Transition pathway for the EU chemicals industry', Read More

Duo presentation
Roberto Rinaldi, Policy Officer, European Commission. on 'Transition pathway for the EU chemicals industry', Read More

Power to Heat

10:3511:00Sonny Schepers, Senior Sustainability Engineer, USG Industrial Utilities, on 'Challenges and opportunities while realizing a 20 MW e-boiler at Chemelot.', Read More

11:0011:25Gianluca Pauletto, CEO and co-founder, Sypox, on 'Avoiding fossil fuel combustion for heat generation, by electrifying traditional endothermic processes.'
11:2511:40Coffee Break + networking

Biobased Raw Materials

11:4012:05Willem Jan van Asselt, CEO, Brigh2, on 'The challenges to develop a 50-MW demoplant for producing syngas by gasifying torrefied biological raw materials.', Read More

Perspective from a transmission system operator (TSO) for the Chemical / Heavy Industry

12:0512:30Alan Croes, Energy System Planning - System Outlook, TenneT, on 'Transition of the energy system from a Transmission System Operator (TSO) perspective', Read More

Interactive Table Dialogue

12:3012:45Moderator Karen Scholz, Business Development Manager, Brightlands Chemelot Campus
By the European Commission, USG, Sypox, and Brigh2.
With challenging questions for our speakers, like:
- “How much electricity is needed for a successful transition of the chemical industry?”
- “Can we realize it all with green energy”
- …“Questions from the audience”
12:4513:30Lunch Break + networking

European Chemical Industry

13:3013:55Sophie Wilmet, Senior Manager Innovation, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), on 'Electrification and innovation in the European chemical industry', Read More

Power 2 Chemicals

13:5514:20Ties van Maaren, Senior Business Developer, TNO-VoltaChem, on ''Direct electrosynthesis of conventional and sustainable feedstock (e.g. CO2, biomass-derived) to a versatile of platform chemicals and key intermediates, utilizing renewable electricity.'

14:2014:45Hans Linden, Senior Project Manager / Business Development, Brightsite, on 'Plasma technology for the chemical industry. ‘Plasma technology has the potential to electrify chemical processes with (green) electricity and to produce hydrogen and building blocks for the chemical industry without releasing CO2.'
14:4515:15Coffee Break + networking

Energy Storage

15:1515:40Guido Dalessi, CEO, Elestor, on 'Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery technology: Low cost electricity storage, enabling a 100% carbon-free electricity supply.', Read More
15:4016:05Tim Spee, Project leader Metal Fuels, Metalot, on 'Iron Power: a clean and sustainable solution for decarbonization of the heat intensive industry.', Read More

Interactive Table Dialogue

16:0516:30Moderator Karen Scholz, Business Development Manager, Brightlands Chemelot Campus
By CEFIC, VoltaChem, Brightsite , Elestor, TenneT and Metalot
​​​​​​​- …“Challenging dialogue with questions from the audience”
16:3017:30Drinks + networking

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The conference program is crafted to highlight real-world initiatives, projects and technologies to make decarbonization happen in the chemical industry.

Key topics of the conference are:

  • Power to heat:  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. New technologies help to reduce the required energy drastically.
  • Power to chemicals: Due to the limitations of the traditional thermal approaches in the field of electrification, several novel technologies are being developed to produce basis materials for the production of e.g. more complex substances in chemical industry directly from electricity, water and/or CO2. One promising approach in this field is plasma technology.
  • Energy storage: Electrical energy extraction from renewable energy sources (e.g. the sun and water) fluctuates. These fluctuations in electricity supply and demand can be balanced via storage. New technologies can help to overcome this challenge and store surplus energy into matter that can be reconverted when needed.  
  • Role of biobased in electrification: Green hydrogen can be converted to methane or methanol. Both these fuels can be stored and used to produce electricity again. Most green hydrogen is produced via water electrolysis using renewable power. Next to electrolysis, other biobased alternatives are developed to produce green hydrogen.

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