Previous Editions

This page gives an overview of previously held conference editions.

2020 Edition

On November 9, the 1st edition of the Circular Chemistry Conference (then called Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference) took place – this year online only because of the pandemic. It was a great place to share knowledge and discuss topics related to plastics recycling. Speakers from Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Unilever, SUEZ, Plastic Energy Ltd., SABIC, Infinity Recycling, Recycling Technologies Ltd, APK AG, TNO, Ioniqa Technologies, Black Bear Carbon, VITO, Plasma Power Group, gr3n , Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Kiduara shared their views. During the coffee breaks speakers and attendees could interact via breakout rooms and even though we all missed the offline interaction, ideas were shared and connections were made. We want to thank you all for participating & hope to see you again at the next edition.

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Bert KipBert Kip, CEO, Brightlands Chemelot Campus
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sanjeev dasSanjeev Das, Global Packaging Director, Unilever, on 'User Industry Perspective : Waste 2 Value via Chemical recycling'
Christine LevequeChristine Leveque, Director Business Innovation, Suez, on "Designing plastics packaging for chemical recycling"
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Carlos MonrealCarlos Monreal, President & CEO, Plastic Energy Ltd, on "Chemical Recycling for the Circular Economy: Transforming Plastic Waste into Virgin-Quality Plastics"
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Dimitri Daniels, Leader Circular Economy Europe, SABIC, on "TRUCIRCLETM initiative: SABIC’s journey towards a circular economy"
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jeroen kelderJeroen Kelder, Partner, Infinity Recycling
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Parallel Session: PyrolysisParallel Session: Chemical Recycling
Marc van DoornModerator
Marc van Doorn, Business Development Manager, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, More information
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Adrian GriffithAdrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies Ltd, on "Creating feedstocks from plastic waste for a sustainable circular economy future"
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Hagen Hanel, Head of Plastics Recycling Innovation Center, APK AG, on "Newcycling ® solvent based recycling for polyolefins"
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Berend VreugdenhilBerend Vreugdenhil, Senior Scientist, TNO, on "Thermo chemical recycling of plastic waste"
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maarten stolkMaarten Stolk, Business Developer, Ioniqa, on "Sustainable Plastics Now", Read the article about his presentation
silvio ghyootSilvio Ghyoot, CEO, Black Bear Carbon, on "Upcycling End-of-life tires to polymer feedstock and recovered carbon black"
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karl vrancken 240x240Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials, VITO / Professor, University of Antwerp, on "Operationalisation of new plastic value chains for a circular economy"
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alexander hofmann conferenceAlexander Hofmann, Group Manager recycling technologies,Fraunhofer UMSICHT, on "Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste – Pyrolysis and downstream processing of pyrolysis oils"
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Maurizio CrippaMaurizio Crippa, CEO, gr3n SAGL, on "Circularity PET/Polyester evolution or revolution?"
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Josse KunstJosse Kunst, Founder / Owner, Kiduara, on "Challenges and opportunities in molecular recycling of reversible polymers"
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This conference is part of the Brightlands Chemistry of the Future Series.

Circular chemistry and renewable processes have to be developed with great speed to meet the climate objectives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Only then can they make an impact.

Circular chemistry provides solutions for reducing the quantity of fossil materials required to produce the products we use daily. Renewable processes therefore play an important role in fighting global warming.

Renewable processes of the future are:
– Biobased processes
– Chemical recycling / Pyrolysis
– Process electrification
– Green Hydrogen
– Renewable energy innovation

The Chemistry of the Future Series, being organised by Jakajima in close collaboration with strategic partner Brightlands Chemelot Campus, will cover specific themes concerning Circular chemistry during several conferences.