Since 2011 Maarten Schutyser is chairman of NWGD, a society that connects all drying experts in the Netherlands. The mission of NWGD is to stimulate development and application of sustainable drying technology via knowledge dissemination. NWGD organises several activities:
- An annual NWGD symposium and multiple thematic excursions per year. Updates are presented on the newest drying technology developments and site tours are organised.
- Research & innovation projects are initiated and realised with help of the ISPT (Institute for Sustainable Process Technology).
- NWGD is very active in communication via its website and LinkedIn with updates on events, research progress, contacts, subsidy trajectories, international developments, and sharing ‘best practices’ on drying technology