Netherlands conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) 2020

26-06-2020 / 26-06-2020 | The Hague Conference Centre

Netherlands conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) 2020

On Friday 26 June 2020 the third Dutch conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) will take place. The conference is organized by the ECCM advisory committee, appointed by the Dutch government. The ECCM committee, which is supported by VoltaChem's founding partner TNO, is proud to announce the keynote speakers and invites experts from academia, industry, applied research organizations, government and NGOs to submit abstracts for the three thematic parallel sessions of the conference. Finally, for the first time, the ECCM committee will also organize the ECCM Programme Day, dedicated to running ECCM programs, on Thursday 25 June 2020.

Setup of the conference

  • Date & time: Friday 26 June 2020, 9:30 – 18:00 h
  • Venue: The Hague Conference Centre, building New Babylon 
  • Participation: free, including lunch. Registration will open in March 2020 via and Participation is on the basis of first come, first served. 
  • Setup: a one-day conference with international keynote lectures from academia, industry and NGOs. The parallel sessions will feature an appealing program with contributions from representatives from industry, scientists (group leaders), applied research organisations, government and NGOs. Interested to contribute to the parallel program? See INVITATION FOR ABSTRACTS below or submit your 100 words abstract directly here.
  • Language: English

All information and updates on the conference are published here.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Kathy Ayers, Vice President Research and Development, Nel ASA / Proton Onsite, United States
  • Dr Jiang Kejun, director of the Energy Research Institute (ERI), National Development and Reform Commission, China
  • Dr Andreas Peschel, Research and Development Department of Linde Gas, Germany
  • Prof. Paul Kenis, University of Illinois, Microchemical systems for applications in energy, United States
  • Mr Jochen Wermuth, Climate Impact Investor, Germany
  • Dr Kai Hortmann, Project Leader CO2 Conversion, Total, Belgium

Invitation for abstracts parallel sessions

In addition to the international keynote lectures, the ECCM committee will set up three thematic parallel sessions of national experts. The submission page for abstracts is open now: submit your 100 words abstract hereDeadline is 30 March 2020.
Who can submit?
Experienced speakers/experts from knowledge institutes (universities/TO2/research institutes), industry, government and NGO’s.
For which thematic parallel sessions can abstracts be submitted?
The parallel sessions are aligned to the three chapters of the ECCM report (in Dutch, or download the English summary): 

  • System integration of electrolysis
  • Innovative electrochemistry and materials  
  • ECCM: Education, knowledge exchange, governance

What are the selection criteria? 

  • Fit with the theme of the parallel session.
  • Quality of the technological, scientific or socio-economic approach.
  • Balance between contributions from universities/TO2/research institutes, industry, government and NGOs.

The advisory committee will carefully consider all submitted abstracts following the selection criteria. By the end of April 2020 all applicants shall receive information on the outcome of the selection process.  

ECCM Programme Day 25 June 2020

During the annual ECCM Programme Day, running programmes initiated or adopted by the ECCM committee come together on the same venue in The Hague, preceding the annual ECCM Conference. Updates on the program of this day will be published on this page. The ECCM Programme Day is by invitation only. Participants are invited via the research programmes involved.  

Scope of the conference

The scope of the conference is schematically depicted in the figure below. More information on the scope is published here. During the conference the state of the art in science and technology will be shared in international key notes from academia and industry. Dutch scientists and industry representatives will contribute to an appealing parallel programme related to the theme of the conference. During the conference national R&D initiatives related to the ECCM theme will be announced.


Background information on the ECCM Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee for Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) advises the Dutch government to make the transition to a CO2neutral industry based on intermittent sustainable energy generation, storage and conversion. The committee was established by the top sectors HTSM, Energy and Chemistry, with support from NWO and TNO and in collaboration with the Ministries of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy (EZK), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA). Earl Goetheer, principle scientist at TNO and technical lead for VoltaChem's Power-2-Chemicals program line, is one of the members of the ECCM committee.

ECCM is the cross-sectoral theme to achieve the above-mentioned transition objective. The committee coordinates efforts in the field of ECCM at national level, by initiating new cooperation initiatives and by adopting initiatives that fit within the scope of the advisory report that the committee has published. From a national perspective, the committee advises the government on what efforts are needed to collaborate throughout the innovation chain.

In addition, the committee is busy building an ECCM community of knowledge institutions, companies, governments and NGOs. To this end, the committee organizes conferences in the field of ECCM and an annual graduate school. More information:  




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