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European Industry & Energy Summit at Brightsite/Chemelot

By 20 November 2020September 13th, 2021Event

Brightsite is proud partner of Europe’s largest event covering both the industry as well as the power business: the European Industry & Energy Summit. The summit will be broadcasted from four different locations. One of the studios will be at Brightsite/Chemelot Geleen. On 8 and 9 December, more than a dozen keynotes, side events, cases and energizing talks will update you about future opportunities and threats of the energy transition and climate agreement. Together we strive to foster ideas, technology, plans and projects to address the climate challenge by bringing together all relevant parties and expertise. 

Live broadcast from studio Brightsite/Chemelot Geleen

The summit is an online meeting. But no less interactive! It will be a live broadcast from four locations and one of the studios will be at Brightsite/Chemelot. The summit will open in Amsterdam with, among others, Diederik Samsom (chef of cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Vice President EC). The plenary talk shows will cover Europe and the energy plans of the European Union, hydrogen, infrastructure, innovation and system integration. Next to that there are various side events and breakouts which deal with CCUS, electrification, electrochemistry, energy saving, energy storage and more.

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Join Brightsite on 9 December 2020!

At our own breakout session, we zoom into 3 highlights from the Brightsite program lines, about biomass as a replacement for fossil raw materials, HSE management in the age of Artificial Intelligence and innovation, circularity & industrial water usage. At Brightsite, we have taken on the challenge and are working on the transition towards a climate neutral and circular Chemelot. The road ahead is full of uncertainty, but there are many opportunities as well. This requires new ways of thinking and new revenue models. We know where we want to go and we know that it’s possible: a green chemical industry that is sustainable, innovative and competitive.

8.00 – 8.50 Plenary Breakfast Show: Innovation
Guests: Frank KuijpersArnold StokkingMichael CarusPierre Joris and others
9.00 – 10.30 Breakout session Brightsite
A zoom into 3 highlights from the Brightsite program lines (pitch and table discussion).

  • Biomass as a replacement for fossil raw materials for the chemical industry and start-up route as the way to innovate
    Since 100% circularity is not feasible through recycling, investments will have to be made in other routes to achieve the set climate goals. Biomass is a good alternative – in our opinion the real green alternative right now – to supplement carbon losses in the chemical industry.
  • Innovation and HSE management in the age of Artificial Intelligence: promising predictive model for process safety in development in collaboration with AnQore
    HSE management is now mainly focused on explaining afterwards why and how an incident could have happened. Predicting incidents in the chemical industry remains difficult. The most recent studies show that, if sufficient data is available, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques are successful in classifying different types of incidents and in finding patterns causing those incidents. The first step towards predicting has thus been taken.
  • Innovation, circularity & industrial water usage
    In the chemical industry water is of as much importance as in our daily lives, since it enables chemical processes to be performed as it is used as cooling water, for steam and as process water. On the other hand as society we become more and more aware of the scarcity and value of clean water. How can we bring this together? The first step is to comply with the new water permit Chemelot is awaiting, including increasing requirements from the EU Water framework directive. The next step might be zero discharge and a circular water system. How can we achieve this? And how is it linked with the energy and materials transition at Chemelot?
11.00 – 16.00 Break out session Questions & answers
At meetingroom Brightsite

  • 11.00 – 12.00: Q&A about Biomass as a replacement for fossil raw materials for the chemical industry
  • 13.30 – 14.30: Q&A about Innovation and HSE management in the age of artificial intelligence
  • 15.00 – 16.00: Q&A about Innovation, circularity & industrial water usage
10.30 – 16.00 Networking and other break-out sessions
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