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
A vibrant and proud industry and harbour city
This event was planned to 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.
Despite the event going digital, eceee keep working with Gotheburg-based Chalmers Industriteknik and 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
Formal panel presentations of either peer-reviewed papers or extended abstracts (without accompanying paper) will be offered in two sessions mid-day to accommodate for parrticipants in other time zones.
We welcome you to four days packed with presentations.