VoltaChem present at ESEE 2021

17-06-2021 | P2Chemicals

VoltaChem present at ESEE 2021From June 14 to 17, the 12th European Symposium on Electrochemical Engineering (ESEE 2021) took place online. VoltaChem was well-represented there, with a webinar and matchmaking side event on June 16th, with participation in other sessions and presentations by VoltaChem team members Roman Latsuzbaia, Carlos Sánchez-Martinez, and Claire Ferchaud.

ESEE 2021 focused on the topic Electrochemistry for electrification and energy transition toward a sustainable future with the aim to showcase scientific advances in physical, chemical, and biochemical routes towards a future where electrochemical engineering is part of a sustainable society, closing resource cycles and contributing to zero-pollution mobility and manufacturing.

Side event

VoltaChem organized the side event together with New Energy Coalition, consisting of a webinar and online matchmaking event entitled Fast-tracking electrochemical innovations & matchmaking | From Lab to Plant: Accelerating implementation of electrochemical technologies. During the the plenary session, presentations were given by VoltaChem and Covestro on their approach of scale-up of electrochemical technologies and their implementation. In the presence of over 75 people from both industry and academia, Roman Latsuzbaia, scientist at VoltaChem and TNO, discussed their approach to electrochemical reactor and process development, bringing research to a first pilot. Alexander Lüken, Laboratory manager and Global process expert at Covestro, shared his experience and advice on the scale-up of gas diffusion electrodes, bringing this technology towards industrial practice.

The pitch presentations were followed by an interactive panel discussion on innovation developments within the Power-2-Chemicals domain: scaling up relevant electrochemical technologies and how to accelerate their implementation in industry. Benny Bakker, Start-up & Innovation manager at DMT Environmental Technologies, joined the panel discussion to reflect and share his view on the topic. Martijn de Graaff, program director at VoltaChem, moderated the session and made sure that questions and input from the online audience landed with the panel members.

Following the plenary session, the matchmaking event took place. During this event, various 1:1 matchmaking sessions took place between participants from all over the world. Representatives from industry and academia took the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with potential collaboration partners. 

Participation in sessions and presentations

During ESEE 2021, Roman Latsuzbaia, Scientist Electrochemical Reactor and Process Development, Carlos Sánchez Martínez, Chemical Research Scientist, and Claire Ferchaud, Scientist Solid Oxide Electrolysis presented different abstracts and posters in several sessions.

Roman was not only involved in the side event on June 16th, but also in the session Electrochemical processes applications; he also presented the abstract Electrochemical process development for production of biobased maleic acid. For his part, Carlos Sánchez Martinez was also involved in the preparation of the abstract led by Roman, as well as in a presentation of the abstract entitled Overcoming mass transport limitations in electrochemical reactors with a pulsating flow electrolyser, together with Roman and other colleagues. Claire Ferchaud held a poster presentation on Solid Oxide Cell development at TNO for high temperature electrolysis.

The abstracts can be found in the ESEE2021 Program & abstracts booklet


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