Towards a CO2 neutral MVO sector MVO Networking Event

The climate objectives of the government and the climate agreement have a direct impact on the entire oils and fats industry. The Netherlands is working on a 49% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2030 compared to 1990, and would like, if other countries participate, to raise the European target to 55%. That target is also the starting point of the European Green Deal, which aims to be completely climate neutral by 2050.

Process efficiency improvement means that on average around 30% of emissions can be achieved. The rest must come from new energy systems based on renewable energy. This should be the focus of our innovations, because the target for 2050 is a 95% CO2 reduction. What impact does this transition have on energy-efficient, innovative production processes. And how does the change to a more sustainable energy supply impact future product development and marketing?

Together with a number of experts in the field of climate, innovation and energy: Reinier van den Berg, David Pappie, Bas Janssen, Ron van den Akker and Rob Kreiter, we explore the challenges and solutions during the upcoming MVO Networking Event.

We will inform you as soon as a new date is set.


15:00 - 15:30 Reception  
15:30 - 15:40 Welcome by Frans Claassen, Director of MVO
15:40 - 15:50 Introduction by Reinier van den Berg, moderator, meteorologist and expert in the field of climate change and environmental pollution, but also about innovation and clean technology
15:50 - 16:10  Vision of government policy - David Pappie, director of Top Sectors and Industrial Policy of the Directorate-General for Business and Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs
16:10 - 16:25 Climate approach in the port of Rotterdam - Bas Janssen, managing director of Deltalinqs, the Rotterdam entrepreneurial organization for the port and industry (picture: Marieke Odekerken)   
16:25 - 16:40 Energy efficiency and process innovations until 2030 - Ron van den Akker, Director of Operational Excellence & Responsible Care at DSM  
16:40 - 17:30 Inspiration for innovation - Panel debate with the speakers and Rob Kreiter (Director of TKI Energy and Industry)  
17:30 - 19:00 Networking drinks