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Programme day 1: Tuesday 30 January 2024

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09.00–10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00–12.00 Opening plenary: Setting the scene for industrial decarbonisation

Plenary speakers

10.00–10.10 Opening and welcome addresses

Welcome address | eceee representative

10.10–11.30 Keynotes

The need for doubling the global rate of energy efficiency improvement & trends in the IEA Energy Efficiency 2023 report | Mine Isik, Energy Efficiency and Inclusive Transitions at IEA (International Energy Agency), Paris.

What country is the EU champion on energy efficiency? The eceee & Odyssee-Mure 2023 scoreboard report | Wolfgang Eichhammer, Fraunhofer ISI and Odyssee-Mure

Challenges and opportunities for the chemical and life science industries | Els Brouwers, Essenscia, the Belgian federation of the chemical industry and life sciences sector

The Risk of Decoupling Efficiency and Decarbonization. Market trends, challenges & opportunities | Drew Turner, Danfoss Climate Solutions, Sector Coupling.

11.30–12.00 Roundtable

12.00–13.00 Lunch and networking

13.00–14.30 Parallel panel sessions #1 

Panel 1: Processes and technologies to meet future challenges

Energizing the industry in a more sustainable way #1

Panel leaders: 
Meta Thurid Lotz, Fraunhofer ISI
Enrico Cagno, Politecnico di Milano

Panel 2: Energy management and corporate culture

Energy Audits

Panel leaders: 
Erik Gudbjerg, Director at yourenergy
Rod Janssen, Energy in Demand and President, Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes

Panel 3: Drivers to change

Sectoral transitions (1)

Panel leaders:
Ivana Rogulj, IEECP
Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida, RdA Climate Solutions

Calculating the investment needs in European industry for the 2030 energy efficiency targets. (Abstract #45) | Iolanda Saviuc, The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Italy.

IN4climate.RR - Towards Climate Neutrality for the Industry in Germany’s Rhenish Lignite Mining area (Abstract #67) | Dirk Petersohn, In4Climate.rr, Germany

Techno-economic potential of flexible industrial processes in the context of the energy transition: Case study for a process chain of metal industry. (Abstract #27) | Christian Schwotzer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

A techno-economic study of process heat decarbonisation pathways for the brewing industry. (Abstract #51) | Samuel Birch, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Empowering Industry: Transformative Strategies for Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air Systems. (Abstract #54) | Elvira Rakova, Direktin, Italy.

Accelerating Energy Efficiency in EU SMEs with Digital Energy Efficiency Checks. (Abstract #17) | Martin Haagen, eeaser GmbH, Germany.

The importance of energy audits in promoting energy efficiency among SMEs: Results from industry interviews. (Abstract #44) | Gatis Žogla, Ekodoma Ltd., Latvia.

Innovation and digital development within MSMEs in the Italian context. (Abstract #15) | Francesca Meroni, Italy.

Decarbonisation of the German Glass Industry. (Abstract #22) | Peter Radgen, University of Stuttgart, Institute for Enery Economics and Rational Energy Use (IER), Germany.

How resource efficient is the EU cement industry? Policy impacts of EU new set of climate policies on the industry’s environmental performance. (Abstract #16) | Ana Morgado, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Defining climate-friendly cement for green lead markets - Insights from stakeholder engagement in Germany. (Abstract #37) | Meta Thurid Lotz, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany.

Accelerating cement decarbonisation through better standards. (Abstract #57) | Joren Verschaeve, ECOS - Environmental Coalition on Standards, Belgium.

14.30–15.00 Coffee and networking

15.00–16.30 Parallel panel sessions #2

Panel 1: Processes and technologies to meet future challenges

Energizing the industry in a more sustainable way #2

Panel leaders: 
Meta Thurid Lotz, Fraunhofer ISI
Enrico Cagno, Politecnico di Milano

Panel 2: Energy management and corporate culture

Energy Management #1

Panel leaders: 
Erik Gudbjerg, Director at yourenergy
Rod Janssen, Energy in Demand and President, Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes

Panel 3: Drivers to change

Sectoral transitions (2)

Panel leaders:
Ivana Rogulj, IEECP
Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida, RdA Climate Solutions

Analysis of energy intensity and development of energy performance indicators for the External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) supply chain for buildings: first steps towards a sustainable supply chain for Off-Site Construction (OSC). (Abstract #33) | Carlos Herce, ENEA, Italy.

The electrification of heat consumption in the paper industry: Two case studies on the implementation of high temperature heat pumps and thermoelectric storage. (Abstract #20) | Giuseppe Bonforte, Renovit, Italy.

Decarbonisation of drying and cooking processes: application to 3 industrial cases. (Abstract #30) | Léo Pasquier, ALLICE, France.

Heat pumps for simultaneous heating and cooling in the dairy sector. (Abstract #47) | Beatrice Marchi, University of Brescia, Italy.

Alignment of regulatory requirements with energy management practices. (Abstract #64) | Liam McLaughlin, GEN Europe, Ireland. 

Lessons from how California, the world's fifth largest economy, took Energy Management way beyond energy efficiency. (Abstract #23) | Sergio Dias, Sergio Dias Consulting, Spain.

Can Carbon Neutrality drive Net Zero in industry? (Abstract #11) | Ian Byrne, IBECCS Ltd., United Kingdom.

Driving sustainable chemical production: Defining criteria for climate-friendly basic chemicals as a basis to establish green lead markets. (Abstract #28) | Simon Bußmann, Germany.

Global trade of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) as a Game Changer for a near-zero Global Steel Industry? - A scenario-based assessment of regionalized impacts. (Abstract #19) | Süheyb Bilici, Wuppertal Institute, Germany.

A step towards decarbonization of steel industry: an open discussion on how to pave the way to consistent and meaningful energy performance indicators. (Abstract #49) | Rashida Khalid, University of Pavia, Italy.

Legal obligations for industrial companies to plan their transformation (Abstract #69) | Erwin Cornelis, Senior Energy Policy Consultant, Belgium.

16.30–16.45 Short break

16.45-18.30 Workshops arranged by eceee with partners

Developing narratives to support energy efficiency in industry

Workshop within the EU-funded Energy Efficiency Watch 5 project: 

The European Green Deal can only become a success if there is sufficient buy-in by stakeholders, voters, the general public.

To ensure this, convincing positive narratives are needed which explain, why the industrial transformation is a chance rather than a risk, what’s in for everyone and how it can be well managed.

EEW5 aims at collecting narrative examples from different audiences, discussing working hypotheses, and developing key arguments for the ongoing debate.

The outcome will be used to develop 10 exemplary narrative cases. The results will be presented to the European Commission.

Workshop leader: Daniel Becker, Partner at Guidehouse, Member of EEW5 project team

Industrial Resilience:  Saving Energy in a Hurry

Workshop on energy management in industry

While the overall focus of this industrial event is transitioning towards zero carbon in industry, there is also a need to look at our daily environment. The war in Ukraine, with the resulting collapse of natural gas imports from Russia together with the economic fallout from COVID, taught us there is a need to remain vigilant.

In 2005, the IEA produced two valuable books – Saving Oil in a Hurry and Saving Electricity in a Hurry (revised in 2011) to deal with temporary shortfalls.

This workshop will look at some of the success cases that industry has had in dealing with the “low hanging fruit.” It will also challenge the audience to come up with other low-cost measures that are often overlooked. The workshop will be led by the leaders from panel 2 on energy management Rod Janssen and Erik Gudbjerg. You know they always have their eyes open for finding that extra kilowatt-hour of savings. Please come with your own suggestions! It will be very informative – and entertaining.

Workshop leaders: Rod Janssen and Erik Gudbjerg

19.00 Conference dinner

"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.

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