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Chat Archive 2008-2009


The chat activities listed on this page took place from November 2008 to May 2009. Their main purpose was to facilitate information exchange between a number of experts and schools in Europe willing to find out more about energy-related themes, how design and materials influence energy consumption and contribute to finding sustainable energy solutions.

Each chat information unit contains a supporting document with information that enabled schools to find our more about the chat topic, the concerned text of the chat which is published under “Chat transcript”, as a PDF file, and a short biography of the chat guest.

Chat session no. 1
Plastics, chemistry and climate protection
Age group: 12-20
Date: 27 November 2008
Time: 15.00 CET
Guest: Anton de Vries, PlasticsEurope Vice President and President Polyolefins Europe, LyondellBasell Industries 
Language: English
Support information: Plastics, chemistry and climate protection
Chat transcript

Chat session no. 2
Plastics, the performance materials
Age group: 12-20
Date: 2 December 2008
Time: 14.00 CET
Guest: Thomas Schmidt, a former Olympics Champion at slalom canoe (2000 Summer Olympics, More on his personal website)
Language: English
Support information: Plastics, performance material in sports and aviation
Chat transcript

Chat session no. 3
Fantastic plastics
Age group: 12-20
Date: 12 January 2009
Time: 14.00 CET
Guest: Averil MacDonald, expert
Language: English
Support information: Fantastic plastics
Chat transcript

Chat session no. 4
Applying polymer science to save energy and improve renewable energy technologies
Age group: 12-20
Date: 3 March 2009
Time: 14.00 CET
Guest: Dr. Paula Bosch
Language: English
Support information: Applying polymer science to save energy and improve renewable energy technologies
Chat transcript

Chat session no. 5
Learning to protect the environment
Age group: 12-20
Date: 20 March 2009
Time: 14.30 CET
Guest: Ondřej Liška, Czech Minister of Education
Language: English
Support information: Learning to protect the environment 
Chat transcript

Chat session no. 6
Your energy is our future: Your future jobs in industry
Age group: 12-20
Date: 24 April 2009
Time: 14.30 CET
Guests: Wilfried Haensel, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope, and Pierre de Kettenis, Executive Director of APPE - Association of Petrochemical Producers in Europe
Language: English
Support information: Your Energy is our Future
Chat transcript

Chat session no. 7
Beyond Carbon Footprints: the plastics industry’s Eco-Profile
Age group: 12-20
Date: 15 May 2009
Time: 14.00 CET
Guest: Isidro Quiroga, Commercial Vice-President of Basic Plastics for Dow in Europe & IMEA
Language: English
Support information: Beyond Carbon Footprints: the Plastics Industry’s Eco-Profile
Chat transcript

See also:

Chat Calendar 2007-2008

Chat Calendar 2006-2007