Institute for Sustainable Process Technology

ISPT connects stakeholders from different sectors and disciplines to process technologies whereby process innovation is strengthened and expedited and The Netherlands distinguishes itself in the International innovation landscape.

ISPT’s mission is to realize and maintain an active and open innovation platform for sustainable process technology where all stakeholders can optimally work together within an inspirational and trusted environment thereby maximizing the contribution to (break through) innovations.

Groen van Prinstererlaan 37, 3818 JN Amersfoort, The Netherlands
tel: +31 (0)33 700 9797

Dr. Kees Roest

Dr. Kees Roest is program director at the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) and holds ultimate responsibility for the ISPT clusters on Water Processing, Efficient Liquid Separation and the new cluster Industrial Fluids Processing.
Along with his work at the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology, Kees also works at KWR Water Research Institute as senior scientific researcher in the Industry, Wastewater and Reuse team. He researches innovative wastewater purification concepts and technology and the reuse of water, energy and components such as nutrients, cellulose and metals. In addition to being a researcher and project manager, Kees is also a coordinator of the KWR TKI Water Technology Programme. Kees has a broad network of organisations in the Netherlands and abroad from small to large companies to universities and governmental organisations. He has a strong drive to set up new projects, which he then leads into successful execution and completion.

George Tsalidis

George holds an MEng in mechanical engineering from  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Industrial Ecology from Delft University of Technology (TUD) and Leiden University. George obtained his PhD in Process Engineering from TUD in 2018. He focused on the technical and environmental performance of torrefied wood gasification. He then did a postdoc focusing on the environmental, and economic performance of the Zero brine project’s Dutch case study and social performance of all case studies. Currently in ISPT he focuses on identifying salt end users and preparing training material industrial managers and engineers to promote capacity building, industrial symbiosis and the Online Brine Platform. George’s expertise is in the fields of Life Cycle Assessment, Social- Life Cycle Assessment, circular economy and thermochemical conversion of biomass.