A broad industrial audience will be invited to the PSYCHE workshops, on the one hand to make the project known to industrial partners and on the other hand because their practical knowledge can be a valuable addition to the scientific framework of the workshops. More detailed information (exact timing and venue of the workshops) will be communicated in due course.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop 3: Syngas purification (May 10th 2021)

The third PSYCHE workshop will be organized in Ghent on May 10th 2021. To attend, please subscribe via the following link: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/PSYCHEworkshopsyngas.


10:00 – 10:15    The PSYCHE project (Prof. Kevin Van Geem, UGent)

10:15 – 10:45    Activated carbon purification (Timothy Mosselmans, Chemviron Carbon)

10:45 – 11:15    Microwave plasma gasification of biomass (Prof. Georgios Stefanidis, UGent)

11:15 – 11:30    An overview of high temperature syngas purification (Benoit Kartheuser, CERTECH)

11:30 – 12:00    Brainstorm on reactors for gasification

Past Workshops

Workshop 2: Gasification and vortex reactor technology (May 14th 2020)

The second PSYCHE workshop was organized via Microsoft Teams on May 14th 2020.


16:00 – 16:15    The PSYCHE project (Prof. Kevin Van Geem, UGent)

16:15 – 16:45    Direct numerical simulation of mass, momentum and heat transport in fixed bed chemical reactors (Prof. Hans Kuipers, TU/e)

16:45 – 17:15    Atomization and combustion of viscous fuels (Prof. Artur Pozarlik, UTwente)

17:15 – 17:30    Vortex chamber technology: Flow regimes and applications (Prof. Juray De Wilde, UCL)

17:30 – 18:00    Brainstorm on reactors for gasification

Workshop 1: Pretreatment of plastic waste (May 8th 2019)

The first PSYCHE workshop was organized at the ‘GreenWin International Conferences Green Chemistry – White Biotechnology’ (5th edition) in Gosselies.


16:00 – 16:15    The PSYCHE project (Prof. Kevin Van Geem, Ghent University)

16:15 – 16:45    A European vision on chemical recycling (Hervé Millet, Director Technical and Regulatory Affairs, PlasticsEurope)

16:45 – 17:15    Gasification of solid and tar-like materials – Large-scale commercial applications and potential issues to plastic recycling (Qi Shen, consultant, Chiron AlkaTrans Technology)

17:15 – 17:30    Potential plastic feedstock for gasification (Prof. Steven De Meester, Ghent University)

17:30 – 18:00    Brainstorm on new value chains for plastic waste gasification