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: Purification of syngas (Spring 2021) – More information on the third PSYCHE workshop will follow in due course

Past Workshops

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

The second PSYCHE workshop will be organized as a webinar on May 14th 2020. To attend, please subscribe via the following link: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/PSYCHEworkshop. A link to access the webinar will be provided upon subscription.


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

18:00 – 19:00    Reception with possibility to visit the LCT pilot plant

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