Events | November 10, 2020

ISPT Conference 2020

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Go to app.networkapp.com, make an account using the e-mailaddress with which you registered for the event (we advice to login with LinkedIn) and enter the following code to get access to the ISPT Conference 2020: 30yearstogo

30 years to go

While the world is in turmoil, our mission is ever so clear: a circular process industry in 2050. Our programs are settling, our network is getting more and more focused towards common goals. In the meanwhile, time flies quickly and 2050 is rapidly approaching: we need to act now and we need to do to it together. Creating new value chains within industry, embedded in society.

Join us on November 10

ISPT invites you to join a new edition of its’ yearly conference, discussing the steps to take towards 2050. With the challenge of working online, new opportunities arise for vivid debate: our cluster directors and experts from our network answer critical questions from industrials, policy makers, academics and societal organizations. How are we, as a network, going to make our mission happen?

Register now for the first digital edition of the ISPT Conference and share your most urgent question:

An online journey with Harm Edens

Harm Edens

Charismatic and confronting, humorous but sharp. No one less than Harm Edens is this years host of the ISPT Conference. Harm will take you on an online journey along the steps we need to take nów to accomplish a circular process industry in 2050. Our program directors and guests show you the road they envision!

14.30 – 14.55 | Introduction

Tjeerd, Sascha and Carolien discuss the vision of ISPT, what steps have been made and, most importantly: how to move forward.

ISPT Academic Advisory Board - Sascha Kersten

Prof. Dr. Sascha Kersten

Chair Academic Advisory Board ISPT

ISPT Team - Tjeerd Jongsma ©marc van der kort

Tjeerd Jongsma

Director ISPT

Carolien Gehrels

European Director Big Urban Clients at ARCADIS

Parallel to the plenary program, you will have the opportunity to network in our thematic “rooms”.

14.55 – 15.15 | Circularity of raw materials

ISPT Team - Ronald Korstanje

Ronald Korstanje

Program Director Circular Plastics Initiative

ISPT Team - Kees Roest ©marc van der kort

Kees Roest

Program Director Industrial Fluids Processing

Jelmer Vierstra

Jelmer Vierstra

Senior Program Leader Circular Economy at Natuur & Milieu


Due to the growing world population, resources and raw materials will become increasingly sparse. Therefore, the Dutch government and industry have set the goal to become a circular economy in which all resources are reusable by 2050.   

Re-design towards recycling (design for recycling), new and effective separation techniques and new and optimized processes to process the separated streams are key technology features for valorization of the new value chains. This will create the options that are necessary to become circular.  But becoming circular will only happen if the whole value chain works together and finds a good business model.   

15.15 – 15.40 | 100% renewable heat

ISPT Team - Annita Westenbroek ©marc van der kort

Annita Westenbroek

Program Director Deep Eutectic Solvents, Heat

ISPT Team - Kees Biesheuvel

Kees Biesheuvel

Program Director Heat

Martijn Broekhof

Martijn Broekhof

Head of Unit Climate & Energy at VNCI


Industry has a great need for heat, for example for elevated process temperatures, for drying, and for industrial hot water use. In fact, a large number of companies in the agro-food, paper, chemical, horticultural and food sectors use energy above all for their heat supply.  

In the transition towards a sustainable, CO2-free economy it is therefore essential for industries to develop sustainable heat supply systems. The Dutch Climate Agreement aims at a fully carbon-neutral heat supply by 2050 and substantial energy savings and reduction of CO2-emissions by 2030. 

15.40 – 15.50 | BREAK

15.50 – 16.10 | Industrial processes embedded in societal ecosystem

Andreas ten Cate

Andreas ten Cate

Program Director System Integration

ISPT Team - Frans van den Akker ©marc van der kort

Frans van den Akker

Program Director Industry 4.0, Social Acceptance, PTTP

Carolien Gehrels

European Director Big Urban Clients at ARCADIS


Industry has the second-largest CO2 emission reduction challenge of the Klimaatakkoord and is probably technically and economically one of the most difficult sectors to transform. On top of this we also aim for a circular industry, whereby waste streams will have to be re-used as feedstock. This means that the entire system, currently optimized for fossil feedstock and energy supply, has to be completely re-invented.

Against this backdrop we explore in this session the role of the industry in a society under transition – enabler, innovator, driver of transition, source of the problem or solution to the problem? How do we reach transition in a fair way? How do other societal transitions such as the role of hydrogen in the energy mix, growing digitization or the aim to achieve circularity have an impact on industry in transition?  

16.10 – 16.30 | A nature-inclusive, circular agriculture

ISPT Team - Peter de Jong - 1-1

Peter de Jong

Program Director MFFF, Drying & Dewatering

ISPT Team - Tjeerd Jongsma ©marc van der kort

Tjeerd Jongsma

Director ISPT

Events - Panel - Peter Bruinenberg

Peter Bruinenberg

Public Affairs Avebe

16.30 – 16.45 | Conclusion

16.45 – 17.45 | More network opportunities

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