The history of chemical site Chemelot becomes circular


Synthesis gas, or syngas (a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen) has played a major role in the past in the transition from the States mines to the chemical activities at the current Chemelot site. It may also help make the site more sustainable in the future as syngas from waste and bio-based raw materials can once again play an important role in the transition to chemical processes independent of fossil raw materials. Although the basic principles are known, this requires a great deal of development work for large-scale chemistry, not to mention the major logistics task in the Supply chain. Fortunately, the chemical industry has shown in the past that it can respond flexibly to changing raw material situations. This time we will once again succeed, if we are prepared to invest heavily in sustainability programs such as Brightsite.

Emmo Meijer
Chairman Brightsite Advisory Board