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Join us in Antwerp January 2024

eceee's Zero Carbon Industry 2024
Antwerp, Belgium, 30–31 january 2024.

An event within the EU-funded Energy Efficiency Watch 5 project
Note: The event has been moved to January 2024.

>>> See films and slides from the 2022 event here <<<

Submissions are organised in three panels:

Panel 1: Processes and technologies to meet future challenges
Panel 2: Energy management and corporate culture
Panel 3: Drivers to change

See the panel descriptions here.

No formal papers are being presented, but we invite all industry stakeholders, researchers, government officials and NGOs to submit abstracts. These will serve as proposals for presentations and help us create a lively and interesting event that reflect the concerns and topics that all stakeholders are dealing with in their day-to-day work. 

We will keep focusing on the important themes of industrial decarbonisation:

  • Decarbonising process
  • Energy manangement and training
  • Innovation and digitalisation
  • New business models
  • Policy drivers for change
  • Supply chain management
  • Resource and material efficiency

Incremental change is not enough

Europe’s industrial context has changed considerably over the last couple of years. The EU has increased its climate ambition to achieve full climate neutrality by 2050, the COVID-19 pandemic has perturbed consumer demand and supply chains, and Russia has caused an unprecedented energy crisis but also opened up new opportunities.

Industry is a very important element in European economies, generating wealth and employment and plays a key role in achieving Europe’s long-term climate and energy objectives. However, while the improvement of the companies’ processes and operations is a permanent endeavour, there is a common understanding that more drastic transformations are needed to achieve deep decarbonisation. At the same time, industry must remain competitive – within Europe and globally – and become leaders of developing zero-carbon technologies and techniques.

The EU has stepped up its ambitions with the European Green Deal, the ‘Fit for 55’ package and REPowerEU to urgently address the current energy cost and energy security concerns. Achieving energy efficiency improvements, reducing GHG emissions and decarbonising industry becomes a higher priority. 

Beyond energy efficiency 

Energy efficiency is key in this change, but a deep transformation goes beyond improved efficiency. Efficiency will have to be paired with new decarbonised processes, electrification, and investments in renewables to power the change in a sustainable way.

The necessary changes by industry will need to be achieved rapidly to meet decarbonisation targets and the requirement to act both quickly and fundamentally will be highly challenging for each industrial company.  The Zero Carbon Industry event will provide insights to the way forward.

A short and compact event

The Zero Carbon Industry event will start on Wednesday 30 January in the morning with a preconference workshop and end in the afternoon on 31 January. It will feature two high-level plenaries and three parallel thematic panels.

There will be a modest registration fee to attend the event.

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"New ideas, new contacts, rewarding ..."

"... many thought-provoking concepts introduced and good sharing of ideas."

"Excellent training and education facility."

Participants on the previous Industrial Efficiency events.

Great for networking

In 2018, evaluation respondents said …

  • – 93% made new contacts useful in their professional life.
  • – 88% learned something new they found useful in their work.
  • – 77% said their contacts at the event will lead to new collaborations.

Our valued partners in 2022