On December 8th, the closing event for the PSYCHE project took place at the location Nieuwgoed in Zwijnaarde. Around 50 people were present, both from academia and industry. The following program was presented to all participants:

13:00    Registration of participants with welcome drink

13:30    Welcome

13:35    General introduction on plastics and recycling – Luk Umans (OVAM)

13:50    Introduction to the PSYCHE project by the coordinator & presentation of PSYCHE manual

14:05    Project overview with major achievements

  • Plastics pretreatment – Sibel Ügdüler (UGent)
  • Gasification – Kevin Van Geem (UGent)
  • Purification of syngas – Benoit Kartheuser (Certech)
  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis & modelling – Andrei Khodakov (UCCS) & Joris Thybaut (UGent)
  • Q&A

15:20    Industry perspectives

  • TotalEnergies vision on gasification of plastics – Cindy Adam (TotalEnergies)
  • Addressing challenges in plastic circularity – Joeri Dieltjens (Pryme-Cleantech)

16:00    Reception

17:00    LCT lab tour

Picture of project members in front of the presentation screen at the closing event