ACHEMA 2022 more closely integrates the exhibition and congress programme

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ACHEMA 2022, which takes place 22–26 August in Frankfurt, will, for the first time fully integrate the congress into the exhibition programme.

Attendees at ACHEMA 2018.
Attendees at ACHEMA 2018. - Dechema e.V./Jean-Luc Valentin

All congress sessions will take place either on stages directly in the exhibition halls or in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition groups. Another change to the congress is that there will be five theme days instead of three this year. Daily highlight sessions within the respective themes will emphasise additional topics, ensuring that all topics driving the process industry are addressed.  

The event will be true to the ACHEMA motto Inspiring Sustainable Connections, explained Dr Andreas Förster, executive director of DECHEMA and organiser of ACHEMA. "Application and research go even more hand in hand at ACHEMA 2022 thanks to the closer thematic and spatial integration of the exhibition and congress programme."

On Monday 22 August, the theme "Hydrogen Economy" will start the event. As we move towards a climate neutral future, hydrogen will play a central role in the transformation of the process industry, the transport sector and the energy system. The process industry is already the main user of hydrogen. The focus of the first theme day will be how to leverage its further potential in the future.

On Tuesday 23 August, the theme will be “Fossil Free Production”. Production without the use of fossil raw materials is an important and ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the process industry. The idea of fossil-free production is simple, but there are still many unanswered questions and these l be addressed.

On Wednesday 24 August, the theme is "Perspectives in Laboratory & Analytics" and part of that will be the focus topic of ACHEMA, "The Digital Lab". Data from all areas of research and production converge in the laboratory. Modular, automated and fully networked, the digital laboratory is a central component for process development and quality assurance. The highlight session on this topic and the congress will complement the theme day.

On Thursday 25 August, the continuous hot topic of "Digitalisation in Process Industry" will be part of the new exhibition group "Digital Hub" (Hall 12.1) and also as a focal point of the Congress programme agenda. "Data is the new gold" is a phrase used often enough, but how can this treasure be harnessed? How can data be used in business models? And how can data security be guaranteed?

The last day of the congress on Friday 26 August will focus on "Novel Bioprocesses and Technologies". New biopharmaceuticals, bio-based fine chemicals or biotechnological recycling all require new (production) processes. Changes in these processes are especially driven by advances in synthetic biology, automated laboratory technologies, integrated bioprocesses, innovative bioreactor concepts, novel downstream technologies and advanced modelling. ACHEMA 2022 will serve as the global showcase for these developments.

At the ACHEMA congress, researchers, developers and users will meet to discuss the latest technical developments and solutions for the current challenges in the process industries and in total, the congress will feature more than 115 sessions. With the exhibition and the closer integration of the various components, ACHEMA 2022 will offer a complete 360-degree perspective on all trends and technologies in the process industry.