The online event for the process industries


15-16 June 2021, is the online event inspiring new solutions in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry.
Top-class and visionary speakers will shed light on the latest topics in the process industry - you can contribute your view in interactive formats.


ACHEMA Pulse Webcast

gives you a sneak preview on the megatrends featured at ACHEMA Pulse.
Join us live on Youtube and bring along your questions, you can ask them via


Digital Journey towards the Plant of the Future

Digitalisation in the process industry is not an option, but a strategic imperative to meet growing expectations of customers and the society. Yet, in comparison with other industries, the chemical industry is not at the forefront of the digital transformation. In our webcast, Thierry Cartage from Solvay explains where he sees the hurdles and ways to overcome them and how digitalisation has changed the way his company works.

Hydrogen economy

Hydrogen - building a clean energy future

Replacing fossil resources with hydrogen – what better testimonial could there be than a formerly fossil-based giant moving towards decarbonization and clean energy? Lijs Groenendal from Shell is managing a big part of this transition. She is leading the project and business development team for the Holland Hydrogen project, a proposed 200MW Green Hydrogen facility near Rotterdam.
In the ACHEMA Pulse Webcast, we will ask Lijs about the motivation for Shell’s engagement in hydrogen and how she envisions the future “hydrogen economy”.


Artificial Intelligence for the process industries is here – why wait?

AI for manufacturing in the process industries works and delivers massive impact. Starting too late might mean never being able to catch up. In this webcast, Microsoft's Robert Feldmann builds a case for not waiting any longer by showcasing some of the benefits of successful rollouts.

Hydrogen economy

Energy and feedstock for the chemical industry: a new marriage

Replacing fossil resources with hydrogen, electricity and CO2 to produce fuels and chemicals sounds easy enough as a concept. The devil, as always, is in the detail. We will discuss them in this webcast and get the expert view of Prof Ronnie Belmans, KU Leuven, on how the future is going to shape up in the years to come.

Plastics recycling

Circular polymers

They make diapers super absorbent and paint glossy: Acrylics are incredibly useful. Mostly they are not biodegradable and thus pose a heavy strain on the environment. Alex van Herk, principal scientis at A*STAR Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore, explains his various approaches to make everyday plastics biodegradable and easier to recycle.


Microbial cells as super producers of major chemicals

The shift from fossil to bio-based chemical production is under way. For years, Genomatica has been one of the pioneers in the development of bio-based processes for the large-scale production of widely used chemicals. Nelson Barton, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Genomatica, talks about cells as chemical producers, the challenges of large-scale production and the breaking of perceived innovation boundaries.


Plastics recycling

Closing the loop with chemical recycling

Plastics recycling seems to have reached its limits – not least due to ever new materials and composites being introduced. Chemical recycling is seen by some as the ultimative way out: Dump everything into the pyrolysis plant and restart the chemical cycle from syngas. That looks much easier than sorting the waste, cleansing it and then breaking it down to monomers.
Is the concept as strikingly easy as it sounds and where are pitfalls and traps?  

The potential of integration and digitalisation

Water efficient process industry

This ACHEMA Pulse Webcast provides an insight into current trends of industrial water management. Driven by the digital transformation of the process industry as well as by an increasing competition for water resources, industrial water management is facing new challenges. Digitalisation and the integation both with industrial processes, but also over all levels of water management, offer innovative solutions.