Industrial Efficiency 2020 – Decarbonise industry!

14. September 2020

Chalmers Lindholmen Conference Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

Zeit: 14. – 17. September 2020
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Time is running out to avert catastrophic consequences from global warming. Following IPCC’s wake-up call, bold and decisive action is needed now. With a third of global final energy consumption, industry has a key role in the transition ahead. 

Regardless of the end-use sector, energy efficiency is key to decarbonisation, productivity gains, energy security, improved competitiveness and socio-economic benefits. Efficiency improvements also reduce costs associated with maintenance, production stand-still and insurance fees. And, importantly, this will have positive employment benefits throughout the economy.

Fast decarbonisation key challenge

The decarbonisation of industry presents a formidable challenge. In a few sectors, such as iron and steel, new carbon-free processes may lead to more electricity being used. Just going for renewables is not enough. By increasing efficiency across all sectors and end-uses we can free up resources to make this transition affordable and manageable.

Looking beyond carbon and energy

Industrial Efficiency 2020 will explore current and emerging trends in industry, such as new business models, digitalisation, industry 4.0, the circular economy and resource efficiency, and discuss the significance of these trends for delivering decarbonisation. The multiple benefits of energy efficiency are of particular interest.

Six panels on accelerating the decarbonisation

All presentations by participants are based on an abstract submission for any of the following six panels (for a complete description of the panels and presentation of the panel leaders, see the panels and theme pages).

  • Policies and programmes to drive transformation
  • Sustainable production towards a circular economy
  • Energy management – in real life
  • Technology, processes and systems
  • Business models, finance and investment
  • Deep decarbonisation of industry

EEP is represented with several presentations, publications and as panel leader of the fifth panel: Business models, finance and investment in the age of digitalisation.

A vibrant and proud industry and harbour city

This event will take place in Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden. It is a proud and vibrant industrial and harbour city, traditionally open to the rest of the world. It is the hometown of several of Sweden’s world-famous manufacturing companies such as Volvo and SKF.

To ensure Industrial Efficiency 2020 becomes a success, eceee has partnered with Chalmers Industriteknik and co-operates with Chalmers University of Technology. Chalmers Industriteknik is a consulting company in industrial energy, materials, design and circular economy with its roots in Chalmers University

Compact format and mixed presentations

The conference format offers a mix of formal presentations, informal sessions, workshops and plenary sessions. For formal panel presentations, participants are offered the opportunity to either present peer-reviewed papers or to make a presentation without an accompanying paper. In both cases, abstracts must be submitted by 9 December for selection by the group of panel leaders.  The event starts on Monday afternoon 14 September and ends after lunch, Thursday 17 September. See the programme pages for more information.

Register here! 

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