Webinar exploring the Netherlands on Sustainable Chemistry

Monday June 10th, 9.00h-10.30h NL time, 16.00h-17.30h JP time

Are you focusing on the Netherlands to broaden your activities in the area of sustainable and circular chemistry and materials? Do you want to know more about Dutch policies on hydrogen, green chemistry and CO2 mitigation? Please join the digital workshops of ChemistryNL. During this workshop insights will be presented of doing business and innovation in the Netherlands.

Japan and the Netherlands face similar challenges regarding a sustainable industry. Both countries have the same base chemistry, will become a net import country for green hydrogen and have a large potential in offshore energy. Many focus areas in the relations between Japan and the Netherlands are relevant: circular advanced materials and processes, hydrogen, biobased chemistry, plastics recycling, chemistry for food and pharma and critical materials.

These focus areas give opportunities for innovative companies and research institutes in both countries. Prior to the World Expo in Osaka, ChemistryNL organizes two digital workshops to explore future cooperations for Japanese and Dutch companies and knowledge institutes, ahead of future trade and innovation missions and bilateral partner programmes.

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Target group

Japanese startups, scaleups, SMEs, larger companies and knowledge institutes in the field of chemistry, with a special interest in the Netherlands.


Jacqueline Vaessen, chair ChemistryNL, Chair Dutch innovation agenda on Circular Economy, interim director NLHydrogen
Netherlands Embassy in Japan

Ecosystems in the Netherlands
General introduction – Mark Schmets
Plastics recycling (NGF CircularPlasticsNL) – Marc Spekreijse
Biomass to chemistry (NGF Biobased Circular) – Herman Wories
Green hydrogen and ammonia (NGF GroenvermogenNL) – Ed Buddenbaum
CCU (NGF FutureCarbonNL) – Martijn de Graaff

Market regulation European Union and The Netherlands
General introduction – sustainable industry policy in NL
Plastics – Bas Salzmann (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate)
Hydrogen – Jarno Dakhorst/Brigitte Blijdorp ((Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate)
Circular carbon – Elisa Vandermeer (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate)
CO2-mitigation and energy taxes – Maarten Hopman ((Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate)
Net zero industry act (NZIA) – Paul Verbraak (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate)

All attendees – supervised by ChemistryNL – open discussion on what is needed to facilitate bilateral collaboration and business opportunities.

Conclusions and proposal for follow-up
Jacqueline Vaessen – Summarizing main conclusions and proposal for follow-up.


Please register to attend the workshop by filling in the online form. You will receive a confirmation and participation link by e-mail.

  • Monday June 10th, 9.00h-10.30h NL time, 16.00h-17.30h JP time
  • Online
  • Language: English (Japanese interpretation available)
  • Participation is free
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This event is organized by ChemistryNL, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy in The Netherlands, Embassy of the Netherlands in Japan and RVO.

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