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  • Wednesday 22 May 2019 

    10:30 - 13:30

    Board meeting (EUsalt Board members only)

    12:00 - 14:00

    Registration & welcome coffee 

    14:00 - 16:00

    General Assembly: OGA & EOGA 

    EUsalt reporting on activities & Expert Groups

    16:00 - 16:30

    Networking Coffee Break

    16:30 - 17:30

    Opening session "A changing salt world and its impact on the future of salt"

     

    • Opening by the President

    • Sustainability a need for the industry, Ronald Van Marlen, Timeli

    • Long-term sustainability of the Swiss Salt Works value chain, Urs Hofmeier, Swiss Salt Works

    17.30 - 18.30

    Safety Working Group & Safety Award Competition

     

    • Safety : Brenda O’Brien, EU-OSHA - James Noblett, Compass Minerals
    • Presentations Safety Award Competition

    18:30

    Closing

    19:30 - 23:00

    Dinner at Hotel New-York - Rotterdam

  • Thursday 23 May 2019 - Circularity with a pinch of Salt

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration

    09:30 - 10:00

    Welcome by EUsalt President 
    Key note by Port of Rotterdam Authority - How to cope with transition
    Key note by Nouryon  - Introducing the theme of the day 

    10:00 - 11:00

    Break-out sessions

     

    • Option 1 : Material Re-utilization
      • ZERO BRINE project
      • Brine recycling - Sabic
      • Recovery of flux salt from aluminium smelting slag, crystallisation and reuse in the smelter (ALUSAL® technology) - Salt Partners
      • Recuperation of minerals - technology for crystallisation of NaCl + KCl from the ALUSAL® recovered brine– Evatherm

    • Option 2 : Circular economy as cornerstone of sustainable business
      • Optimal de-icing practice ( Apeldoorn Municipality/Nouryon)
      • Reuse and recycle chlorine from chlorinated hydrocarbons (SEP)
      • Circular economy on Solar Salt Works - Complementary Business Activities - Ricardo J.D. Coelho, MSc Water & Coastal Management and Custódio M.M. Coelho, Dr. Economics

    11:00 - 11:40

    Networking Coffee Break

    11:40 - 12:00

    Mr. Tudor Constantinescu (European Commission - Directorate General for Energy - Principal Advisor to the Director General)

    12:00 - 13:00

    Break-out sessions

     

    • Option 3: Role of salt in the energy transition
      • Energy transition including drivers/targets e.g. CO2 reduction, impact on (salt) industry importance of energy storage - Hydrogen Europe
      • Hydrogen and energy storage - Gasunie New Energy
      • Electrification, the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy in a salt plant, gas to electricity - Nouryon

    • Option 4 : Salt in innovative energy applications
      • Powering up the salt industry with osmotic power plants - Salt Power
      • Latest developments in using reverse electrodialysis to generate electricity from brines - REAPower/University of Palermo
      • Blue battery - Wetsus-Aquabattery

    13:00 - 14:15

    Lunch
    14:15 - 14:45

    Closing session by Guy Van Liemt – Marketing, Branding & Communications Expert

    15:00 - 17:00
    Excursions:
     
    19:30 - 23:00 Gala Dinner at Wereldmuseum (Rotterdam) & announcement of the 2019 EUsalt Safety Award (members only)
  • Friday 24 May 2019 - The Road to Optimum Nutrition #saltmatters 

    09:30 - 10:00

    Registration

    10:00 - 10:15

    Welcome by EUsalt President
    Introduction by speaker from Nouryon

    10:15 - 11:15

    The science and narrative of salt & health
    -  Experience with salt reduction - Unilever
    -  Salt in snacks, salt is not only a salty taste - Givaudan

    11:15 - 11:45

    Networking Coffee Break

    11:45 - 12:45

    Towards a positive salt positioning : the Iodine case
    -  Officer of Dutch Ministry of Health (TBC)
    -  Iodine & food production sensory impact - IGN Iodine Global
       Network
    -  Salt and health policies - WIA World Iodine Association
    -  Iodised salt in bread - AIBI Association of Plant Bakers

    12:45 - 13:00

    Closing 

    13:00 - 14:00

    Networking Lunch