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Deep decarbonisation of industry – strategy & policy implications

Arranged by Lund University, Wuppertal Institute and the Upper Austria Energy Agency with support from the Swedish Energy Agency

Tuesday 12 June 16.30–18.30

No registration needed, open for conference participants.

Decarbonising industry means that we need to look at the whole industrial value chain, stretching from the energy intensive processing of materials, via design and manufacturing of consumer goods, to the end-of life including reuse/recycling strategies. A low carbon transition requires ambitious energy efficiency and materials efficiency solutions. It also requires radical innovation and shifts in processing technologies and feed-stocks enabling renewables and energy infrastructures, as well as rethinking the role of cooperation and competitiveness within the industrial value chain – changes that are still relatively unexplored. Energy efficiency policy as well as industrial, research, innovation, trade, energy and climate policies needs to be aligned to reach zero emissions in industry.

The session convenes policy, research and industry representatives to discuss concepts and technologies as well as innovation strategies and policy approaches for initiating long-term changes along the value chain with a focus on the energy intensive processing industries. It aims to develop this agenda with the eceee community, as a part of eceee's ambition to lead the low carbon transition, and tap into the expertise of eceee-participants on industrial strategies and policy.


The Swedish HYBRIT project: Swedish steel industry, presenting their ideas, ambition and motivation to go to zero carbon through a hydrogen-based steel manufacturing process.

Hear about SME frontrunners (hidden champion), presenting how they are pushing and developing solutions for low carbon break through innovation. Examples from Upper Austria’s decarbonisation projects.

Hear about Thyssen Krupp’s ideas for delivering climate neutral solutions for the manufacturing industries and for a circular economy.

European and national policy making implications with insights from ECF in Brussels.

Format: Short presentations and interactive discussions with participants.

Moderators: Max Åhman and Stefan Lechtenböhmer


  • Mårten Görnerup, HYBRIT, Sweden. Hybrit’s pilot for fossil free primary steel making
  • Barbara Minderjahn. VIK, German Association of Energy Intensive Businesses: Climate neutrality as an opportunity and pathway towards the future of energy intensive industries in Europe
  • Hans-Jörn Weddige, ThyssenKrupp. Decarbonisation as an opportunity for industry to become (again) part of the solution
  • Christiane Egger, The industrial clean energy transition in Upper Austria. Download presentation (pdf)
  • Martin Porter, European Climate Foundation: Integration of decarbonisation and circular economy as chance to innovate European industries and as centrepieces of industrial and climate policy. Download presentation (pdf)

"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.

Industrial Efficiency 2018 partners & contributors