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From grams to tonnes

Three Swedish initiatives on circular production and ele
ctric efficiency

Side event organised by the Swedish Energy Agency
Tuesday 15 September
9.30–11.00 CET

Registration at eceee's Industrial Efficiency 2020 is required in order to participate. A registration gives access to all sessions.

About this event

This side event will feature three initiatives coordinated by ClimateSync, a Swedish collaboration on energy and climate. We will give an insight into how the EU regional fund (ERUF) contributes to low carbon technologies and partnerships between industry and research.

Sometimes the missing link is an intermediate step between research and industry, the kg step between grams and tonnes. The transition to resource and energy efficiency may be approached through collaboration in EU financed regional projects. The side event will present three of the projects that ClimateSync coordinates. We will discuss different aspects of resource and energy efficiency and present two projects that support circular innovation in materials as well as a third focusing on energy efficiency in the pulp and paper industry. All encompass collaboration between the research society and industry. The event is summed up by looking into what is needed to scale up these initiatives.

ClimateSync is a national collaboration on energy and climate funded by the European Commission, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and the Swedish Energy Agency. The purpose of ClimateSync is to achieve synergies, to avoid overlaps, enhance learning, cooperation and coordination between regions and between the regional and national level on energy and climate related work.

Programme outline

Welcome and moderation: Karin Fant (ClimateSync, Swedish Energy Agency)


Building momentum through collaborative action. Oliver Johnson, Stockholm Environment Institute and the Leadership Group for Industry Transition.

Circular projects

Wargön Innovation – Establishing a cooperation and platform for material innovations focusing on textiles. Maria Ström, Wargön Innovation

LignoCity aims to develop a low-carbon economy by shortening the time from idea to market for carbon efficient solutions based on Lignin. Maria Ölmhult, RISE

EcoSys develops (electricity) efficient techniques for mechanical pulp production units. Birgitta Engberg, Mid Sweden University


Registration at eceee's Industrial Efficiency 2020 is required in order to participate. A registration gives access to all sessions.

"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.