Nederlandse conferentie Elektrochemische Conversie & Materialen (ECCM)

Nederlandse conferentie Elektrochemische Conversie & Materialen (ECCM)

Nederlandse conferentie Elektrochemische Conversie & Materialen (ECCM)

Netherlands conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) Friday 29 June 2018

Open for registration / Deadline for abstracts 12 April

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 conference is now open for registration. The ECCM advisory committee invites until 12 April experts from academia, industry, applied research organisations and NGO’s to submit abstracts to contribute to the three thematic parallel tracks of the conference.

Sign up now. After registration you will receive within a few weeks a definitive answer about final participation. The ECCM committee strives for the best possible balance between participants from different sectors (high-tech, energy, chemistry) and with different affiliations (industry, knowledge institutions, government).


  • Date & time: Friday 29 June 2018, 9:00 – 18:00 h
  • Venue: Netherlands, NH Hotel, The Hague
  • Participation: free, including lunch: registration on the basis of first come, first serve.
  • More information:
  • 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. Interested to contribute to the parallel programme? See INVITATION FOR ABSTRACTS below or go directly to submit your 100 words abstract.
  • Language: English

Find out more about the keynote speakers.

  • Ir. Diederik Samsom, former politician, advisor in green energy supplies, negotiator for the Dutch Climate Agreement, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Kathy Ayers, Vice President, Research and Development, Proton OnSite, United States
  • 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

In addition to the international key note lectures, the ECCM committee will compose three parallel sessions with national experts. The submission page for abstracts is open now: submit your 100 words abstract here.

Who can submit?
Experienced speakers/senior experts from knowledge institutes (universities/TO2/research institutes), industry and NGO’s.

For which thematic parallel sessions can abstracts be submitted?
The parallel tracks are in accordance with the three chapters of the ECCM report (in Dutch only):

  • System integration of electrolysis
  • Innovative electrochemistry and materials
  • ECCM: Education, knowledge exchange, governance

What are the selection criteria?

  • Fit to the theme of the parallel session.
  • Quality of the content in the sense of technological, scientific or socio-economic approach.
  • Balance in each parallel track between contributions from universities/TO2/research institutes, industry and NGO’s.

The advisory committee will carefully consider all submitted abstracts following the selection criteria. In May all applicants receive information on the outcome of the selection process.

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.

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).




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