ECCM Conference 29 June

Friday 29 June the Netherlands conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) will be organized by the ECCM advisory committee, appointed by the Dutch government. The full programme is now available.


  • Date & time: Friday 29 June 2018, 9:00 – 18:00 h
  • Venue: Netherlands, NH Hotel, The Hague
  • Participation: free, including lunch
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  • Setup: one day conference with scientific keynote lectures from academia, industry and NGO’s. To the parallel sessions Dutch scientists (group leaders), representatives from industry and NGO’s from various disciplines related to the central theme of the day will contribute to an appealing programme.
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  • Language: English


  • Diederik Samsom, former politician, advisor in green energy supplies, negotiator for the Dutch Climate Agreement, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, Germany
  • Dr. Ajay Mehta, Shell – Long Range Research and New Energy Technologies, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Ib Chorkendorff, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Dr. Günter Schmid, Siemens, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Annick Hubin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Dr. Pieter Boot, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands
  • Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Bürgler  – voestalpine Stahl, Head of Research and Development Ironmaking, Linz, Austria
  • Dr. Behnam Taebi, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

It is clear that in our future energy system renewable electricity will play a main role in the transition to a low carbon energy supply. This transition is facilitated by CO2 targets of national governments and requires extensive electrification. In the future, however, there will still be a need for fuels (for aviation, shipping and heavy road transport) and for chemical products and materials. These activities and associated production processes are now responsible for more than 35% of global CO2 emissions. There is a big challenge to produce these fuels and chemical products through the use of renewable electricity, at the basis of biomass and/or CO2.

In addition, solutions are needed for the problem of the imbalance between production and consumption of electricity. These solutions lie in connecting networks and production capacity (interconnection), organizing an optimal balance of supply and demand, and in direct storage of electrical energy. Storage of electricity in batteries or similar systems is an option; electrochemical production of chemicals as an energy carrier is another option. Electrochemical conversion is a promising option for long-term storage as this technology is easy scalable to the amount of energy.

During the conference the state-of-the-art in science and technology will be shared by international key notes from academia and industry. Dutch scientist and industry representatives will contribute to an appealing parallel programme related to the theme of the conference. During the conference national R&D initiatives related to the ECCM theme will be announced.

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w. // e. // v. Sandra de Keijzer (Topsector Energie, t.06 42035174) // Frank Karelse (Topsector HTSM, t. 06 11567154) // Mark Schmets (Topsector Chemie, t. 06 30369239) // Martijn de Graaff (Toegepaste onderzoeksinstituten, t. 06 22260871).