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Tuesday 14.00 - 15.00

How can the EED be used to stimulate the Energy service sector

Organiser: Thomas Björkman/Anders Pousette, Swedish Energy Agency

Question: The energy service sector could be an accelerator to realize the measures suggested in energy audits. Come and share your ideas and solutions how member states can catalyze the development.

Industry 4.0 for Energy Productivity- will digitalisation improve energy performance

Organiser: Jonathan Jutsen, Chair, Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity, A2EP

The digitalisation and electrification of Industry offers major energy productivity benefits.  But the advent of Industry 4.0 technologies and approaches will not drive energy savings without a planned approach.

A2EP has just completed a study and prepared guidebooks on how Industry 4.0 can best be harnessed to drive energy benefits.  And we have also looked replacing steam systems with electric technologies to improve energy performance and make factories more Industry 4.0 compatible.

Standardized energy efficiency evaluation in discrete manufacturing as part of Integrated Energy Managements in Digital Enterprise

Organiser: Engelbert Lang, Siemens AG, Digital Factory Division

Concept, benefits and expectations in respect to higher energy efficiency in industry.

EU Project Proposal on Energy Efficient Cold Chain

Organiser: Simone Zanoni, Università di Brecsia, Italy

The main objective of the project proposal is to facilitate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises belonging to supply chain in the food and beverage sector, with a focus on subsectors characterized by the cold chain (e.g. frozen food, perishable food, dairy products), undergoing energy audits and implementing energy saving measures through the development and application of a decision support tool and of a capacity building program. This project is characterised by its approach to result in action, thereby both developing tool and methodologies and applying them to result in energy savings in EU’s food and beverage sector.

Tuesday 15.00 - 16.00

Promoting both energy and resource efficiency standards for products: synergies and trade-offs

Organiser: Carl Dalhammar, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University

Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for appliances is one of the best performing policies for incentivizing energy efficiency and GHG reductions. Lately, MEPS have started to address also other environmental aspects apart from energy efficiency, which promote resource efficiency and the Circular Economy. This is most notable in Europe where a number of new EU and national policies are employed to incentivize product durability and reparability. This raises the question as to whether there are synergies and/or contradictions between these policy objectives. Whereas resource efficiency and increased recycling can be a way also to reduce greenhouse gases there can also be contradictions. For instance, if a product has longer life span, it means that it will take longer before it is replaced by a newer product which is usually more energy efficient. In these cases, we need more research in order to design good policy.

In the session, these issues will be presented and discussed.

LIFE: the EU funding tool for the Environment & Climate Action 

Organiser: Panos Fetsis, NEEMO EEIG - AEIDL

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed more than 4500 projects. For the 2014-2020 funding period, LIFE will contribute approximately €3.4 billion to the protection of the environment and climate.  

Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) for Energy Efficiency  – Short Tutorial and Discussion

Organiser: Francesco Benzi, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy

An IoT is a network that connects uniquely identifiable “Things” (Objects) to the Internet. The “Things” have sensing/actuation and potential programmability capabilities. Through the exploitation of unique identification and sensing, information about the “Thing” can be collected and the state of the ‘Things’ can be changed from anywhere, anytime, by anything.

The Industrial IoT implies that the Things are industrial components (sensors, actuators, PLC) and that they can share the amount of resoueces offered by the Internet World, including Energy Efficiency monitoring and control algorithms, to be realized in real time.

To implement IIoT for Industry some requirements are needed to make this method reliable for industrial standard.

"Non energy benefits for dummies"

Organiser: Erik Gudbjerg, Your Energy, Denmark

A hands on workshop on how to identify NEBs, based on the Steam-Up project

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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.

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