Brightsite ‘s approach to the feedstock transition

For integrated chemical Site’s as Chemelot, the feedstock transition towards CO2 neutral operations is the dominating topic in view of the Energy transition. Hydrogen is at Chemelot foremost a feedstock. Brightsite is offering an open innovation platform for a fact and science based transition path.

Presented by Arnold Stokking, Managing Director at Brightsite


Question 1: What drives you?
Realizing the climate transition while maintaining a strong and leading operation in The Netherlands for the Chemical Industry. The industry is part of the solution, circularity a major element. The Netherlands to maintain a leading position, Chemelot is well positioned as fieldlab for creating the green chemical future.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To get inspired and become invited to join our unique innovation community

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Electrification via methane decarbonisation into hydrogen and carbon-hydrogen products applying plasma circumstances
Various forms pyrolyses and gassification of renewable feedstock

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Very significant impact towards 2050, first material impact towards 2030.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Government policy is not stimulating circularity yet.
The open market requires level playing field which makes it hard to compete against fossil solutions.

About Arnold Stokking
Manager and enterpreneur with vision, able to create business strategy and lead implementation.
Globally exposed, business experience in various cultures and regions. Seasoned at headquarter assignments and operational roles, growth assignments and restructuring.

About Brightsite
Brightsite, a PPP (Public / Private Partnership), founded by Sitech Services, TNO, University of Maatricht and Brightlands Chemelot Campus Organization, is thriving primarily for a climate neutral Chemelot Industrial Park by 2050. Brightsite will have an open innovation approach seeking cooperation with various relevant companies and knowledge providers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Brightsite will actively seek cooperation for the larger benefit of climate neutral chemistry and a strong economic environment for business and employment in the process industry.
Brightsite will operate over all Technology Readiness Levels from fundamental research toward demonstrators ready for implementation by the industry. Brightsite will stimulate research, engineering and education at the various relevant levels.
Brightsite thrives to accomplish the most sustainable process industry site of Europe and by doing so creating a vibrant and strong business environment for current and new business at Chemelot as well as for the Netherlands and neighbouring countries.

Arnold Stokking will be speaking at the 2021 edition of the Clean Hydrogen Conference.

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