Program VoltaChem Annual Event 2017

On November 9th 2017 VoltaChem will host its annual event in co-creation with SmartPort and Deltalinqs, to discuss the latest progress in the field of the electrification of the industry and to elaborate on the opportunities to accelerate business together.

Please find the detailed program below or take a look at a full description of the breakout sessions that will take place at this event


  • 12.00 – 13.00 Registration, lunch & project poster session. 
  • 13.00 – 13.10 Opening by Alice Krekt, director at Deltalinqs and Michiel Jak, director at SmartPort.
  • 13.10 - 13.25 Ruud Melieste, Corporate Strategist at Port of Rotterdam on the challenges of decarbonisation and the opportunities of electrification. 
  • 13.25 - 13.45 Martijn de Graaff from TNO/VoltaChem on results, plans & opportunities to participate in this Shared Innovation Program.
  • 13.45 – 14.45 Industrial pitches & panel discussion with, amongst others:
    -   Reinier Gerrits, ‎Head of Unit Energy and Climate at VNCI on VNCI's roadmap for the chemistry towards 2050.
    -   Muhammad Zubair, Project Manager Business Development at Uniper on hydrogen in refineries & demand-side management.
    -   Markus Oles, Head of innovation strategy at ThyssenKrupp on COreduction and the importance of electrification and cooperation.
  • 14.45 – 15.15 Coffee break with informal networking and project poster session.
  • 15.15 – 16.30 Breakout sessions with industrial partners in 2 rounds on topics like Hybrid Energy Supply, Power-2-Chemicals, Power-2-Fuels and concrete business cases.
  • 16.30 – 16.45 Kees-Jan Rameau, Executive Board Member at Eneco on the challenges and opportunities in the electricity sector.
  • 16.45 - 17.00 General conclusions and concrete next steps by Alice Krekt, director at Deltalinqs and Michiel Jak, director at SmartPort.
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Drinks with informal networking & project poster session.

Practical information

  • The event takes place at the Delta Hotel in Vlaardingen
  • If you wish to attend this invitation-only event (free of charge), send a motivation to before 1 November 2017 to request a personal invitation. Please note that seats to this event are limited!
  • If you have any questions, please contact us. 

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