Launch event Fieldlab Industrial Electrification
5 February 2021
The Rotterdam-Moerdijk port industry cluster is a major consumer of energy and causes almost 20% of CO2 emissions in the Netherlands. To achieve the goals of the climate agreement, drastic measures are needed, such as CO2 reduction in industry, improvement and efficient use of energy and raw materials. The application of electrification, also known as Power-2-X, is a proven and important option for sustainability that cannot be ruled out. Fossil-driven processes are being replaced by electrically driven processes. To take this technology further, it needs to be tested on a large scale and in the desired application. Only then will investors and end users want to invest in development, demonstration or implementation. To change this, Port of Rotterdam, InnovationQuarter, TNO, Deltalinqs and FME have joined forces within the Fieldlab Industrial Electrification, which will be launched on 10 February. The fieldlab is the first place in the Netherlands where Power-2-X technologies on this scale can be further developed and tested with regional industry partners in an open innovation location.
- 9:30 – Opening and official launch
- 9:45 – Keynote Rob Kreiter (Director TKI Energy & Industry)
- 10:00 – Keynote Marcel Galjee (VP & Managing Director Energy & New Business Nouryon)
- 10:15 – Keynote Yolande Verbeek (Managing Director Uniper)
- 10:30 – Interview & questions from the audience
- 10:40 – Break
- 10:45 – Break-outs about themes concerning the implementation of industrial electrification – In depth discussion & time to network
- 11:45 – Feedback from break-outs
- 12:15 – Setting up concrete action points
- 12:30 – Closing by Alice Krekt
Fieldlab Hub and demonstration on-site
The fieldlab Industrial Electrification consists of two important parts. On the one hand, a ‘Fieldlab Hub’ where work is being done on testing and scaling up new technologies in the existing value chain. Collaboration will be sought with the business community and research and educational institutions from the region. In addition, special attention is paid to collaboration with possible value chain partners and room for realizing business cases. The second part of the Fieldlab consists of demonstration sites on location at companies where these new techniques are applied in practice and experiences can be exchanged and viewed. The initiative is strongly supported by the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Province of South Holland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the European Commission.