Cluster for a climate-neutral process industry in Hesse
Process4Sustainability climate-neutral process industry in Hesse
Europe wants to become CO₂-neutral - as early as possible, but by 2050 at the latest. This goal requires a fundamental transformation of the economy and society. The process industry and its partnerships are central to the success of this transformation: together, we can develop new markets through innovative solutions, save energy and raw materials, replace fossil CO₂ sources and increasingly use CO₂ as a resource as well.
Together with site operator Infraserv Höchst and other companies at the site, Provadis School has launched the project "Process4Sustainability: Cluster for a climate-neutral process industries in Hesse" with funding from the state of Hesse and the EU. Provadis School's Center for Industry and Sustainability is leading it in cooperation with several companies located in the Industriepark and other key innovation partners.
We want the transformation to succeed.
Based at Industriepark Höchst, we offer companies practical knowledge about the levers of CO₂ neutrality, new markets and innovative business models. We create future markets by connecting solution providers with the demand side.
We see ourselves as a partner for business, science, politics and society on the rpad to climate neutrality and are supported by the Hessian state government and the European Regional Development Fund.
The cluster translates the goal of CO₂ neutrality for individual companies in their specific context: What does the goal of CO₂ neutrality mean for my company? What do I have to pay attention to? What opportunities and risks does the transformation process offer for my business? At the same time, we also support the state of Hesse and the city of Frankfurt with regard to their climate goals.
As a cluster, we offer access to expertise: we organize thematic working groups as well as exchange and innovation formats. We produce studies and position papers. We connect scientists, start-ups, political stakeholders and companies. We facilitate knowledge exchange and accelerate innovation processes in companies. Operationally, we also support in building project consortia and the screening of funding applications.
Activities in detail
Measurement of the regional CO₂ footprint as well as identification of the levers for climate neutrality for the long-term reduction of CO₂ emissions, more resource-efficient production and conversion to alternative energy and raw material sources
Identification of technical solutions through technology assessments and concrete demonstration projects in the fields of green steam, recycling and wastewater technologies
Addressing new business models for circular economy as well as possible public-private partnership models through international expert workshops
Networking activities and creation of a platform that promotes the cooperation of different actors (industry, research, NGOs, startups, politics, society) on the topic of sustainability and climate-neutral technologies as well as bringing together innovation partners and solution providers
Increasing innovation capacity and competitiveness through joint project development and public funding, e.g. by reviewing public calls for proposals and supporting the application process
Public interest representation and external communication on climate neutrality issues in the process industry
Who is the cluster aimed at?
Companies in the process industry are to be brought into exchange with solution providers and innovation partners who can help with decarbonization (e.g. other companies, scientific institutions or start-ups).
The cluster's offerings are in particular aimed at small and medium-sized companies in these industries that are seeking a regional, national and international network, want to drive forward new technologies and take advantage of offers to support them on their way to climate neutrality.
As a platform for exchange on climate neutrality in industry, regional representatives, scientific institutions and other interested partners are also invited to join.
About the cluster management
The Process4Sustainability cluster is managed by the Center for Industry and Sustainability at Provadis School. As the headquarters of the cluster management organization, Industriepark Höchst
is the leading location for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in Hesse - home to more than 90 companies and the provider of more than 22,000 jobs. At the Center for Industry and Sustainability (ZIN), Provadis School has bundled its interdisciplinary research and education projects in the field of industry and sustainability. Since its foundation in 2016, ZIN has been working in European projects on industrial sustainability, building on close cooperation with national and international partners from science, industry and the public sector.
To stay up to date on our cluster activities, feel free to connect with us on LinkedIn
On LinkedIn we share regular updates on events, developments within the process industry and at Industriepark Höchst as well as outcomes from our cluster activities.
Interested in cooperating?
Your contact persons
Prof. Dr. Hannes Utikal
Head of Center for Industry and Sustainability (ZIN), Provadis School