MIDDEN conference 2021: Industry in transition

TNO and PBL would like to invite you to the MIDDEN conference 2021 “Industry in transition” on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

The industry has started a rapid transition. National and EU policies provide incentives to strongly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many important choices need to be made, and this requires reliable data, improved exchange of information and solid scientific insights.

The conference is intended for professionals interested in the energy transition of the industry (industry, policy, research, consultancy, NGO’s, grid operators).

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Because of the measures to restrict the spread of the coronavirus, instead of organising a physical conference we will organise a virtual conference.


This event will be online
Date: 30 November 2021 from 14:30 – 16:30
Conference language: English
Participation is free of charge


(This program has been updated due to the change from a hybrid event to an online event)

  • 14:30 Welcome & introduction to the MIDDEN network (Silvana Gamboa – TNO)
  • 14:40 Keynote by Gertjan Lankhorst (chairman of VEMW)
  • 14:55 Keynote by Ernst Worrell (professor Utrecht University)
  • 15:10 Session 1: Modeling industry in the Climate and Energy Outlook 2021 (Marit van Hout – PBL)
  • 15:25 Coffee break
  • 15:35 Session 2: Will decarbonisation affect the competitiveness of the Dutch chemical sector? (Peter Mulder – TNO)
  • 15:55 Session 3: Is the Netherlands Fit for 55? (Corjan Brink – PBL)
  • 16:10 Plenary discussion moderated by Dick van Dam (PBL)

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MIDDEN is a network, initiated by PBL and TNO, that is aimed at building a knowledge base for decarbonisation options and is shared and recognised by all stakeholders. We believe that up-to-date information may help decision-making and lead to new insights, to the benefit of Dutch industry and the economy as a whole.

If you have any questions about the conference, you can contact Wouter Wetzels (+31630393397) or Dick van Dam ( +31611929063).