April 24, 2019



DEMETO has been invited by the European Association "Chemical Recycling Europe" to present the project in the framework of its first conference about the challenges and opportunities of chemical recycling.


Mr. Maurizio Crippa, CEO of gr3n, will participate in the event where also policy makers and the European Commission representatives will discuss about the future of this technology and its application at industrial level. 


More information can be found at


Draft programme:


08.30 – 9.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee


9.00 – 9.10 Introduction


EU Policy and Chemical Recycling


9.10 – 9.30 EU Plastics Strategy in Circular Economy by European Commission 


9.30 – 9.50 EU Research Agenda and Chemical Recycling by DG Research 


9. 50 – 10.10 Chemical Recycling – The answer to plastic waste? by Carlos Monreal, Chemical Recycling Europe President


10.10 – 10.30 Policy Perspectives to Chemical Recycling by Ministry of Environment, Netherland


10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break


10.45 – 11.15 Chemical Recycling - Legal Conflicts (tbc)


Innovative Technologies and Chemical Recycling


11.15 – 12.15 Available Technologies and projects in Chemical Recycling per polymer type

  • Thermal processes by ReNew ELP & IGE Solutions

  • Depolymerization by Ioniqa Technologies

  • Solvolysis by Polystyvert

12.15 – 13.15 Networking Lunch 


13:15 – 14.00 Available Technologies and projects in Chemical Recycling per polymer type

  • PU recycling (tbc)

  • PVC recycling (tbc)

14:30 – 15.00 Potential of Chemical Recycling for CO2 Emission Reduction by Geert Bergsma, CE Delft


15.00 – 15.20 Advances in Chemical Recycling of Composite Materials by Certech


15.20 – 15.35 Coffee Break


15.35– 16.35 Case Studies from Chemical Recycling of Polymers: DEMETO, polynSPIRE & MMAtwo by project coordinators

  • DEMETO, Modular, Scalable and High Performance Depolymerisation by Microwave Technology (PET recycling) by Maurizio Crippa, Gr3n

  • polynSPIRE, , Demonstration of Innovative Technologies towards a more Efficient and Sustainable Plastic Recycling (PU and PA recycling) by Tatiana Giarca, CIRCE

  • MMAtwo, Second Generation Methyl Methacrylate by Simon van der Heijden,HealthLand

16.35 – 16.55 Challenges and Potential Opportunities on Chemical Recycling Strategies (tbc)


16.55 – 17.00 Conference Closure

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