01/17/2024 | Process Innovation
ACHEMA Inspire: There are many megatrends driving new areas of creativity. Where is that creativity coming from - and how can it be accelerated?
__Mechanical process engineering is a field that combines engineering, chemistry, physics and biology to design and optimise processes for various industries, such as chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and energy. Some of trends that are driving this field into new areas of creativity are: The increasing demand for sustainable and circular solutions that reduce waste, emissions, and resource consumption, and create value from by-products and renewable sources; the growing need for digitalisation and automation that enhance efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of processes, and enable datadriven optimisation; and innovation and the rising complexity and diversity of products and processes that require customized and modular solutions. There are also expanding opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration that foster knowledge exchange, synergies, and co-creation of novel solutions. We believe that creativity comes from a culture of curiosity, openness, diversity of teams and learning that encourages our employees, partners and customers to explore new possibilities, challenge the status quo, and come up with new solutions.
We also believe that creativity can be accelerated by leveraging our global network of experts and co-develop solutions jointly with our scientific and industrial partners as well as our customers and suppliers.
ACHEMA Inspire: Much of the way forward is dependent on international co-operation. What would you say is key to that?
ACHEMA Inspire: You are a major player in many sectors but I’m intrigued by your ‘liveable planet’ commitment. How realistic is it to live up to that pledge going forward?
ACHEMA Inspire: At the beginning of the year you expressed a commitment to massively increasing your commitment to clean technologies, in particular ammonia production. In your view, where are we on that today?
ACHEMA Inspire: Given what we have seen in the few years since, for example, ACHEMA Pulse in 2021, what do you see ACHEMA 2024 looking like?
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