Decarbonizing the Chemicals Industry,

27 Oct, 2021

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The European Union (EU) targets to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The pursuit of a net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) economy is central to the European Green Deal and is consistent with the EU's commitment to global climate action under the Paris Agreement.

Leading chemical companies have set ambitious net zero targets to align their business models with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and have taken steps to reduce their own carbon footprint while encouraging low-carbon technology innovation. These initiatives range from electrifying steam crackers to carbon capture and storage/utilisation (CCS/CCU) and circular economy projects.

BASF, SABIC and Linde join forces to realize the world’s first electrically heated steam cracker furnace Chemical giant BASF buys into offshore wind for net-zero production
~ 28/6/21,

Solugen raises $357 million to decarbonize chemicals
~ 12/9/21,

For the chemicals industry to transition to a low-emissions future, innovative technologies & fundings among others are necessary to achieve their ambitious decarbonization goal.

In July 2021, EU proposed a series of carbon pricing reforms as part of its ‘Fit for 55 Package’.

The focus of the reforms is on tighter emissions caps, expanded Emissions Trading System (ETS) coverage, and a new Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). What is the impact of the reforms on the chemicals industry and global export markets?

Join us and our panel of experts at CMT’s Decarbonizing the Chemicals Industry virtual conference on 27 October 2021 at 14:00 CEST (GMT +2) / 08:00 EDT (GMT -4) . The panel will walk you through regulatory updates, technology innovations to meet net-zero emission targets, carbon strategies and many more! Do register early and take advantage of the early bird discount.

Moderator :

•  Dr. Michael Holman, VP of Research, Lux Research Inc.

Leading Panel of Speakers :

•  Elena Montani, Policy Co-ordinator for the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, 
    European Commission

•  Nicolas Girod, Managing Director Markets, ClearBlue Markets

•  Sofie Vergucht, Strategic Initiatives Manager Circular Economy EMEA, Eastman Chemical

•  Okko Ringena, Senior Manager - Sustainability, UPM Biochemicals

•  Dr. Thomas Cotter, Business Development Manager - Catalysts, Clariant

•  Martijn de Graaff, Program Director - Industrial Transformation &
    Electrification Sustainable Chemical Industry, Voltachem / TNO

•  Dr. Eric Liew, Senior Scientist - Synthetic Biology, LanzaTech

•  Tara Nitz, Global Positioning and Advocacy Circular Economy, Covestro Deutschland

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Dr. Michael Holman
VP of Research
Lux Research Inc. 

Elena Montani
Policy Co-ordinator for the Chemicals
Strategy for Sustainability
European Commission 

Nicolas Girod
Managing Director/Founding Partner
ClearBlue Markets   

Sofie Vergucht
Strategic Initiatives Manager Circular Economy EMEA
Eastman Chemical   

Okko Ringena
Senior Manager - Sustainability
UPM Biochemicals 

Dr. Thomas Cotter
Business Development Manager - Catalysts

Martijn de Graaff
Program Director - Industrial Transformation & Electrification Sustainable Chemical Industry
Voltachem / TNO   

Dr. Eric Liew
Senior Scientist - Synthetic Biology

Tara Nitz
Global Positioning and
Advocacy Circular Economy
Covestro Deutschland