EIES21: Transforming and making the industry sustainable


Tuesday December 7th 11.15 – 11.55, Rotterdam Ahoy

The process industry is facing the biggest transformation since its existence. The road to zero CO2 emissions in 2050 requires emission-free energy sources as well as sustainable raw materials and auxiliary materials. Is the industry opting for biofuels, clean fossil fuels, green hydrogen or electrification of its processes? And do biogenic raw materials relieve the environment? Or do companies prefer circular systems?

With André Faaij, Noé van Hulst (IEA and Gasunie) Tom van Aken and Frank Kuijpers (Sabic)

Every choice has a direct influence on its own assets, but also on the industrial ecosystems that companies are part of. In such a complex transformation, companies must be able to fall back on knowledge partners who not only know the sustainable alternatives, but who also take system integration into account.

During the talk show at the European Industry & Energy Summit 2021, TNO provides insight into the role of knowledge and innovation in industrial transformation. Representatives from research and innovation (TNO), industry (chemistry/steel industry/food) and politics (Henri Bontenbal?) discuss the technical choices and their consequences for industry and society.

More information: Towards CO2 neutral industry | TNO