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Programme day 2: Wednesday 31January 2024

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09.00–10.30 Plenary: Solutions that can move us forward

Plenary speakers

9.00–10.00 Keynotes

Digitalisation to support EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan and circular economy ambitions | Natalie Samovich, Entrepreneur in energy and digital transition

Process industry toward zero carbon emission: how to combine economy with sustainability? | Ludo Diels, Process for Planets

Decarbonisation and electrification in an (unfair) competitive environment, case studyDecarbonisation and electrification in an (unfair) competitive environment, case study Emmanuel Raskin, HSE & Utilities Director at Citribel

Strategic Growth: How SMEs Can Outperform by Aiming for Zero Carbon EmissionsRobin Bruninx, Encon

10.00–10.30 Panel discussion

All keynote speakers

10.30–11.00 Coffee and networking

11.00–12.30 Parallel panel sessions #3 

Panel 1: Processes and technologies to meet future challenges

Decarbonising industrial value chains: Interplay of production and consumption

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

Panel 2: Energy management and corporate culture

Energy Management #2

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

Panel 3: Drivers to change

EU level industrial decarbonisation policies

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

AIDRES - Advancing Industrial Decarbonisation by Assessing the Future Use of Renewable Energy in Industrial Processes. (Abstract #05) | Joris Vallee, VITO/Energy Ville, Belgium.

Visualising Sustainability: A Framework for Assessing Resource Efficiency in Industrial Processes. (Abstract #06) | Natanael Bolson, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

2050 flat glass industry climate neutrality vision: the start of the journey. (Abstract #42) | Iva Ganev, Glass for Europe, Belgium.

Sleeping Digital Twins: Exploring the appetite, benefits and challenges of whole-life performance modelling. (Abstract #36) | Suzanne Wallace, United Kingdom.

Energy manager: a fundamental driver for energy efficiency. (Abstract #41) | Dario Di Santo, Fire, Italy.

Energize Your Future - the critical connection between energy management and business survival. (Abstract #58) | An Beazar, Enprove, Belgium.

The implications of EN 17956 on industrial insulation. (Abstract #65) | Stephan Reichinger, Rockwool Technical Insulation.

Cutting carbon loads in supply chain (transport and packaging). (Abstract #59) | Matjaž Polak & Maja Tomazin, DACH + BLX & Global System Knauf Insulation, Germany.

European policies for sustainable and efficient use of energy in industry. (Abstract #53) | Eric Lecomte, European Commission, Belgium. 

Whitepaper: The Role and Impact of Energy Efficiency in the Decarbonization of Industry. (Abstract #32) | Herbert Zondag, TNO EERA JP EEIP, The Netherlands.

Towards circular, efficient and focused policies to drive the EU industrial decarbonisation. (Abstract #10) | Stéphane Arditi, EEB European Environmental Bureau, Belgium.

Narratives for the energy transition (Abstract #70) | Daniel Becker, Guidehouse, Germany.

12.30–13.30 Lunch and networking

13.30–15.00 Parallel panel sessions #4

Panel 1: Processes and technologies to meet future challenges

CCUS and its relevance for basic material industries

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

Panel 2: Energy management and corporate culture

Audits #2

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

Panel 3: Drivers to change

Industrial decarbonisation pathways

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

Unlocking Tomorrow’s Decarbonization Potential: A Techno-Economic Assessment of Carbon Capture Diffusion in the European Industrial Landscape. (Abstract #60) | Leandra Scharnhorst, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Germany.

Carbon capture, utilization and storage in the European Union. (Abstract #61) | Guillermo Martinez Castilla, European Commission, The Netherlands.

Paris-compatibility of cement decarbonisation roadmaps on the global level and of major emitter countries. (Abstract #24) | Georg Holtz, Wuppertal Institut, Germany.

Comparing FT-crude and methanol processing for production of synthetic fuels (kerosene, diesel, gasoline, naphtha). (Abstract #35) | Natalia Pieton, Germany.

Unlocking the potential: Accelerating the adoption of highly efficient motors in Europe's industries. (Abstract #63) | Diedert Debusscher, European Copper Institute, Belgium.

A new approach to upgrade energy audit outcomes: the Audit2Action strategy within the AUDIT2MEASURE project. (Abstract #09) | Simone Maggiore, R.S.E. (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico) S.p.A., Italy.

Energy and data - how data analysis can contribute to reducing consumption at the scale of the SNCF. (Abstract #21) | Antoine Hubert and Jack Suddaby, AREP, France.

Development of decarbonization strategies of industrial process heating applications - Experiences and case studies. (Abstract #03) | Astrid Kuijers Hostrup, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark.

IDRIC – Clustering to drive the global transition to net zero. (Abstract #25) | Clare Howard, Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC): Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.

Increasing energy resilience, saving costs, and curbing emissions with systemic efficiency approaches. (Abstract #55) | Stefan M. Büttner, Fraunhofer IPA / University of Stuttgart, EEP – Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production, Germany.

Policy instruments for the German industrial transformation – Method of and insights from the integrated projection report 2023. (Abstract #02) | Matthias Rehfeldt, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany. 

Transformers – the forgotten opportunity: potentials and a tool to establish cost of ownership. (Abstract #68) | Michael Scholand, M2S2 Energy, UK.

15.00–15.30 Afternoon coffeebreak

15.30–17.00 Parallel panel sessions #5

Panel 1: Processes and technologies to meet future challenges

Hydrogen: From system perspective to utilization

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

Panel 2: Energy management and corporate culture

Energy Smorgasbord

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

Panel 3: Drivers to change

New business models and financing

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

The interplay of industry transition and the future European hydrogen system: A systems modeling study. (Abstract #52) | Tobias Fleiter, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany.

Electrification of the steel industry: Factors governing the geospatial distribution of a new generation of fossil-free steel plants in the EU. (Abstract #18) | Alla Toktarova, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

A plant-specific approach to model future hydrogen demands in energy-intensive industries. (Abstract #29) | Marius Neuwirth, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany.

Green hydrogen application in the energy-intensive industry: a feasibility study. (Abstract #01) | Marco Pellegrini, Department of Industrial Engineering - University of Bologna, Italy.

Insights from a Swedish Power Audit Program: Examining Load Management Readiness and Power Optimization Potential in Manufacturing SMEs. (Abstract #13) | Simon Johnsson, Linköping University, Sweden.

The promise of industrial demand-side flexibility: results from a qualitative study. (Abstract #48) | Sebastian Gölz, Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE, Germany.

Evaluating Energy Efficiency Integration into Upstream Supply Chains: A Systematic Literature Review. (Abstract #08) | Bruna Maria Xavier, Linköping University, Sweden.

Decarbonisation of container terminals — An organisational journey. (Abstract #14) | Andrea Wiholm, APM Terminals, Denmark.

Techno-Economic Analysis of the Impact of EU Net-Zero Industry on the Energy System. (Abstract #26) | Khaled Al-Dabbas, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany.

Comparison of Subsidy Schemes for the Decarbonization of Industry in the EU. (Abstract #38) | Robin Blömer, Fraunhofer ISI, Germany.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency in SMEs with the Multiple Benefits: Insights and Best Practices from the DEESME Project. (Abstract #40) | Ivan Sangiorgio, IEECP, Italy.

Designing green lead markets for decarbonising energy-intensive industries. (Abstract #34) | Anna Leipprand, Wuppertal Institute, Germany.

17.00 End of conference

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