VoltaChem session at EIES 2020: Retrospective

24-12-2020 | Event report

Empowering a circular industry

VoltaChem session at EIES 2020: RetrospectiveVoltaChem organized a breakout session as part of the online 2020 European Industry and Energy Summit (EIES) on December 9th 2020. In an interactive talkshow, livestreamed from 'Studio Rotterdam' at Plant One, an expert panel explored key developments in industrial electrification together with the online audience and online presenters.

Central topic of the session was 'Empowering a circular industry', focussing on both the decarbonization of energy use and the use of circular feedstock in the process industry towards 2050. At the table in Rotterdam were Gert-Jan Gruter (CTO of Avantium), Ellart de Wit (CTO of Hygear), Gerard van Rooij (Professor at Maastricht University and Eindhoven University of Technology), Julius Smith (head of business development at Ørsted), and Martijn de Graaff (VoltaChem program director). 

They discussed technological developments and potential bottlenecks in the transformation to a fully sustainable process industry. Starting points were the four core topics of the VoltaChem program, presented by VoltaChem experts in four short online pitches. Each concluded his/her contribution with a pungent position statement and invited the expert panel as well as the online audience to give their comments:

CO2 neutrality in industrial clusters within the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Rhine-Ruhr Area

  • Presented by Rajat Bhardwaj, Power-2-integrate
  • Statement: A robust CO2 neutral industry can only be achieved with bottom-up engagement of industrial companies and clusters with grid operation, planning and policy
  • View the slides here
  • View the pitch and subsequent discussion on YouTube
  • In for a deep dive on this subject? Attend the VoltaChem Power-2-x Tour #1 on March 31

Capture integrated electrochemical CO2 conversion

  • Presented by Anca Anastasopol, Power-2-Chemicals.
  • Statement: Starting chemistry from CO2 will lead to oxygenated polymers being the standard in the future.
  • View the slides here.
  • View the pitch and subsequent discussion here.
  • In for a deep dive on this subject? Attend the VoltaChem Power-2-x Tour #2 on June 30.

Next-generation water electrolysis

  • Presented by Lennart van der Burg, Power-2-Hydrogen.
  • Statement: Cost reduction by a factor 3 needs innovation & collaboration.
  • View the slides here.
  • View the pitch and subsequent discussion here.
  • In for a deep dive on this subject? Attend the VoltaChem Power-2-x Tour #3 on September 29.

Plasma pyrolysis of methane 

  • Presented by Hans Linden, Upcoming Power-2-x technologies (TNO/Brightsite).
  • Statement: Plasma technology is the missing link between decarbonized electricity and circular feedstock for the chemical industry.
  • View the slides here.
  • View the pitch and subsequent here.
  • In for a deep dive on this subject? Attend the VoltaChem Power-2-x Tour on November 24.

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Martijn de Graaff

Business and Program development VoltaChem general

+31 6 222 608 71

martijn.degraaff@voltachem.com

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