Webinar Chemical Recycling: Market trends and NRW-Dutch cross-border opportunities

online | 7th of October 2020

This webinar sheds light on the latest developments and innovations in regard to chemical recycling and how cross-border collaboration can foster growth towards a circular plastic sector. Special attention will be paid to the collaboration between the German and Dutch chemical sector to enhance sustainability and establish global market opportunities.

The program includes overview presentations of the state of the art of chemical recycling in Germany and the Netherlands zooming in on technology, market, economy as well as environmental impact. Two industry best practices will pitch their cases and the Ministries from the Netherlands and NRW will give us the larger governmental perspective. Together the speakers will explore opportunities for collaboration between the Netherlands and NRW. See the full program below.

Further information about the topic can be found on our country-specific 2-pager.

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15:00  Introduction moderated by Mr. Freek van Eijk, Director of HCH

15:07  Introduction by  Consul General Mr. Peter Schuurman

Market overview 
15:12  State of the art of  Chemical  Recycling  for plastics in Germany:
Mr. Henning Wilts on behalf of In4climate presents latest research and findings linked to the 2020 report  Chemical Plastics Recycling – potentials and development prospects, exploring the possibilities of recycling mixed plastic waste.

15:25 State of the art of  Chemical  Recycling  for plastics in the Netherlands:
Mr. Willem Sederel, President of Circular Biobased Delta gives an overview of Chemical Recycling in the NL as well as insights in development paths and future collaboration between NL and Germany

Case studies 
15:38  Best Practices on CR from NL:
M. Maarten Stolk, Business Developer at Ioniqa Technologies presents: Hard learnt lessons of a successful Chemical PET recycling start-up and cross-border opportunities

15:43  Best practice on CR from Germany:
Mr. Sebastian Zeller, BASF

Governmental perspective 
15:48  A Dutch Perspective
Mr. Arnoud Passenier  from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement elaborates on why the Dutch stimulate Chemical Recycling and how they built an enabling regulatory framework

15:54  Perspective from NRW
Mr. Reinhold Rünker from the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the state North Rhine-Westfalia  gives an outlook on NRWs plans in chemical recycling and zooms in on the Trilateral Strategy

16:00 Panel discussion moderated by Mrs. Svenja Grauel in behalf of the Prosperkolleg with input from the web-chat

Closure and follow-up 
16.25  Closure and next steps by  Consul General Mr. Peter Schuurman