Role of clean hydrogen in a sustainable circular chemical site

Presentation by René Slaghek, Senior Consultant, Brightsite.

Showcase of how new technologies for the production of clean hydrogen can play an essential role in the transformation of an integrated chemical cluster towards a sustainable circular site.

Interview

Question 1: What drives you?
Contribute to a sustainable future for our children.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Gain insight in the complex challenges facing a sustainable circular future for the chemical industry.

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Gasification of biomass and waste, electric high temperature heating, plasmatechnoloy.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
These new technologies play an essential for creating a sustainable circular future.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Time and funds to develop and commercialize.

About René Slaghek
René Slaghek is Brightsite Program Manager ‘Transition scenarios and system integration’. He studied at Delft University of Technology.

About Brightsite
Brightsite can make a major contribution to the transition of the chemical industry to renewable energy and feedstock sources, with the aim of making this sector climate neutral and bringing solutions for other sectors. We boost the development and commercial application of technologies that enable the chemical industry to achieve its sustainability, safety and human capital objectives, in line with the climate challenge and energy transition. A great assignment where knowledge and skills of all parties come together, committed to securing and promoting employment in a sustainable manner.

Brightsite is a public-private partnership between four partners. A collaboration based on an open character, which uses an expertise network to realize a transformation in the chemical industry. The Brightsite partners, Sitech Services, TNO, Maastricht University and Brightlands Chemelot Campus signed the cooperation agreement June 2019 and appointed Arnold Stokking as director. Under his leadership, Brightsite started working on the Chemelot site with six program lines.

Our goals closely fit the ambitions of the Dutch government and Province of Limburg. Holland Chemistry embraces this initiative and fully supports the (inter)national ambition.

René Slaghek is speaker at the 2021 edition of the Clean Hydrogen Conference.

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