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Industrial Efficiency 2020 goes digital – join us in September

Programme now online

The conference takes places Monday 14 September through Thursday 17 September.

Download detailed four-day programme (pdf) posted 7 August.
Tue 15th: Swedish Energy Agency side event – From grams to tonnes
Wed 16th: IN4climate.NRW side event – creating innovations for a decarbonised industry
Thu 17th: EnR Industry working group side event  on energy audits and energy efficiency in industry

Register here!

IndustrialEfficiency 2020 - steel lady

Time is running out to avert catastrophic consequences from global warming. Following IPCC’s wake-up call, bold and decisive action is needed now. With a third of global final energy consumption, industry has a key role in the transition ahead. 

Regardless of the end-use sector, energy efficiency is key to decarbonisation, productivity gains, energy security, improved competitiveness and socio-economic benefits. Efficiency improvements also reduce costs associated with maintenance, production stand-still and insurance fees. And, importantly, this will have positive employment benefits throughout the economy.

Fast decarbonisation key challenge

The decarbonisation of industry presents a formidable challenge. In a few sectors, such as iron and steel, new carbon-free processes may lead to more electricity being used. Just going for renewables is not enough. By increasing efficiency across all sectors and end-uses we can free up resources to make this transition affordable and manageable.

Looking beyond carbon and energy

Industrial Efficiency 2020 will explore current and emerging trends in industry, such as new business models, digitalisation, industry 4.0, the circular economy and resource efficiency, and discuss the significance of these trends for delivering decarbonisation. The multiple benefits of energy efficiency are of particular interest.

Six panels on accelerating the decarbonisation

All presentations by participants are based on an abstract submission for any of the following six panels (for a complete description of the panels and presentation of the panel leaders, see the panels and theme pages).

  • Policies and programmes to drive transformation
  • Sustainable production towards a circular economy
  • Energy management – in real life
  • Technology, processes and systems
  • Business models, finance and investment
  • Deep decarbonisation of industry

A vibrant and proud industry and harbour city

This event was planned to take place in Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden. It is a proud and vibrant industrial and harbour city, traditionally open to the rest of the world. It is the hometown of several of Sweden’s world-famous manufacturing companies such as Volvo and SKF.

Despite the event going digital, eceee keep working with Gotheburg-based Chalmers Industriteknik and Chalmers University of Technology. Chalmers Industriteknik is a consulting company in industrial energy, materials, design and circular economy with its roots in Chalmers University.

Compact format and mixed presentations

Formal panel presentations of either peer-reviewed papers or extended abstracts (without accompanying paper) will be offered in two sessions mid-day to accommodate for parrticipants in other time zones.

We welcome you to four days packed with presentations.

Register here!

"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.