Green Chemistry Conference

On Chemical Process Electrification, Power to Chemical, Energy storage and Clean Hydrogen.

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The program is crafted to highlight real-world initiatives, projects and technologies to make decarbonization happen in the chemical industry.

Key topics of the conference are:

  • Power to heat:  Chemical process electrification replaces the use of fossil fuels with renewable energy. High-temperature applications are key in most chemical production methods and the power demand of a typical chemical process is enormous. New technologies help to reduce the required energy drastically.
  • Power to chemicals: Due to the limitations of the traditional thermal approaches in the field of electrification, several novel technologies are being developed to produce basis materials for the production of e.g. more complex substances in chemical industry directly from electricity, water and/or CO2. One promising approach in this field is plasma technology.
  • Energy storage: Electrical energy extraction from renewable energy sources (e.g. the sun and water) fluctuates. These fluctuations in electricity supply and demand can be balanced via storage. New technologies can help to overcome this challenge and store surplus energy into matter that can be reconverted when needed.  
  • Role of biobased in electrification: Green hydrogen can be converted to methane or methanol. Both these fuels can be stored and used to produce electricity again. Most green hydrogen is produced via water electrolysis using renewable power. Next to electrolysis, other biobased alternatives are developed to produce green hydrogen.

Join this event to:

  1. network with other professionals who want to make the energy transition in the chemical industry a success and
  2. learn from best practices, real use cases and success stories
  3. and exchange different views on this complex topic

Who should attend:

  • R&D / Innovation and General management of
    • Energy and Chemical industry
    • Bio mass suppliers
    • Pyrolysis industry
    • Recycling value chain
  • Governmental bodies
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Investors
  • Start-Ups


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Find out more about Brightlands Chemelot Campus.


The location of the conference is:
Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Center Court
Chemelot Gate 2, Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Sittard-Geleen
The Netherlands
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Think of your CO2 footprint when you plan your trip!
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Arriving by car?On the A2 motorway, take exit 48, signposted to Urmond/Stein/Sittard. From Maastricht turn right at the end of the exit onto the N294 towards Geleen/Sittard. Take the first exit right and follow the signs to Gate 2. From Eindhoven turn left at the end of the exit onto the N294 towards Geleen/Sittard. Take the first exit right and follow the signs to Gate 2.
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Arriving by train?The closest train station is Sittard. From there you have to take the bus.
Check the national train connections here.
If you want to book an international train ticket, click here for your ticket.

Arriving by bus?There is a bus stop near Brightlands Chemelot Campus (stop Chemelot Campus, Urmond).
Click here for the Veolia bus service.
Arriving by airplane?The region has many international airports:
Eindhoven Airport
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Düsseldorf Airport
Brussels Airport
Maastricht Aachen Airport
Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Arriving by Taxi?There are several Taxi providers:
Taxi Sittard
Sittard Geleen Taxiservice


Hotels, B&Bs near the venue are manyfold, see the link


Strategic Partner

Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes. With its location, ecosystem and easily available expertise and knowledge, Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups and corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students and visionary investors.

Previous Editions


Duo presentation
Amandine Joannesse, Policy Officer, European Commission. on 'Transition pathway for the EU chemicals industry'
Roberto Rinaldi, Policy Officer, European Commission. on 'Transition pathway for the EU chemicals industry'
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Sonny Schepers, Senior Sustainability Engineer, USG Industrial Utilities, on 'Challenges and opportunities while realizing a 20 MW e-boiler at Chemelot.'
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Gianluca Pauletto, CEO and co-founder, Sypox, on 'Avoiding fossil fuel combustion for heat generation, by electrifying traditional endothermic processes.'
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Willem Jan van Asselt, CEO, Brigh2, on 'The challenges to develop a 50-MW demoplant for producing syngas by gasifying torrefied biological raw materials.'
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Alan Croes, Energy System Planning - System Outlook, TenneT, on 'Transition of the energy system from a Transmission System Operator (TSO) perspective'
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Hans Linden, Senior Project Manager / Business Development, Brightsite, on 'Plasma technology for the chemical industry. ‘Plasma technology has the potential to electrify chemical processes with (green) electricity and to produce hydrogen and building blocks for the chemical industry without releasing CO2.'
Guido Dalessi, CEO, Elestor, on 'Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery technology: Low cost electricity storage, enabling a 100% carbon-free electricity supply.'
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Tim Spee, Project leader Metal Fuels, Metalot, on 'Iron Power: a clean and sustainable solution for decarbonization of the heat intensive industry.
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Arnold Stokking, Managing Director, Brightsite, on 'Brightsite ‘s approach to the feedstock transition'
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Joris van Willigenburg, Senior chemical engineer / Technology and sustainability consultant, Sitech Services, on "Hydrogen variable cost analysis for multi-product processes"
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René Slaghek, Program Manager, Brightsite, on 'Role of clean hydrogen in a sustainable circular chemical site'
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Duopresentation: Hans Linden, Senior Project Manager / Business Development, TNO, on 'Hydrogen, electrification and circularity – a plasma chemistry perspective Part 2'
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Duopresentation: Gerard van Rooij, Professor and Head of Circular Chemical Engineering Department, Maastricht University / Researcher/ Group Leader, DIFFER - Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, on 'Hydrogen, electrification and circularity – a plasma chemistry perspective'
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Pete Johnson, Co-founder / Board Director, Monolith Materials, on 'Clean Hydrogen from Methane Pyrolysis'
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Susanne Spur, Project Engineer, Graforce, on "H2 from biological sources with negative carbon footprint for fuel cell waste collection vehicles"
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Robin Post van der Burg, Co-Founder, Torrgas, on 'Renewable Hydrogen and Carbon for a new chemical world'
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