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Energy

The Energy conference will focus on how industrial sectors are working to harness energy more efficiently and present new technologies that can assist in energy transitions, when it comes to intensive manufacturing processes.

Sessions will focus on the investments needed to finance the energy transition, real-life industry projects, as well as a look at the hype behind Hydrogen.

Evolve

The Evolve conference will introduce manufacturers to sustainable factory solutions and focus on emission and waste reduction technologies, all aimed at making factories more efficient.

Sessions will focus on enhancing productivity through machine learning, the role of CCU’s, and case studies from manufacturers already seeing the benefits of efficiency gains.

Environment

Building a Circular Economy is key to a sustainable supply chain. The Environment conference will highlight the importance of recycling and circular manufacturing solutions, and offer advice on building a ‘green’ framework.

Sessions will focus on how to close the recycling loop, the demand for low carbon products and understanding policies for material efficiency.

Roundtables

A fantastic opportunity to join small group discussions to tackle a particular topic in depth.

Taking place in meeting rooms adjacent to the exhibition hall, moderators will host groups of ten for 60 mins of discussion and debate.

Tuesday 28th June 2022

Time Session title Stream
Main Auditorium
09:00
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09:05

Welcome

Speaker

Nadine Bloxsome

Editor and Content Director, Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Nadine Bloxsome graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from the University of the Arts, London. After completing her degree, she gained work experience as a news correspondent for ITV, before taking on the role of Editorial Account Manager for Springer Science and Medicine, working across a number of ballistic medicine and surgery publications.

In 2011, Nadine began her career with Quartz Business Media on the Glass International portfolio and is currently Editor and Content Director of Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios..

Nadine has worked to cover all areas of the aluminium value chain in the magazine, while bringing new publications like the 'Safety Guide' to the forefront. She developed the Future Aluminium Forum into an integral industry event, which is designed to work with aluminium processors and suppliers towards building smarter manufacturing solutions.

More recently, Nadine helped launch the Greener Aluminium Online Summit, to highlight sustainability solutions for aluminium manufacturers.

Her experience in these areas has lead to the development of the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing Event Series, which forms a collaborative approach to achieving net zero targets across the glass, aluminium, steel, cement and chemical sectors.

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Keynote
Main Auditorium
09:05
|
09:20

KEYNOTE: The global choreography and unprecedented level of philanthropic-public-private collaboration needed to decarbonize the planet on time

  • Anthony Hobley, Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership
Speaker

Anthony Hobley

Executive Director

Mission Possible Partnership

Anthony is the Executive Director of the Mission Possible Platform a partnership between the World Economic Forum and the Energy Transitions Commission.

Anthony was Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Tracker Initiative from February 2014 to March 2019, and now is co-chair of the Advisory Board. Previously he was a partner and Global Head of the Sustainability & Climate Finance Practice at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Formerly he was General Counsel to the Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund and Director of Legal Policy for Climate Change Capital which he joined in September 2005.

Anthony specialised in climate change and clean energy law as well as UK, EU and international environmental law. He has played a key role in helping to design the UKs pilot emissions trading scheme and in developing key aspects of the EU ETS. He advised a wide range of banks, trading companies, project development companies, corporates and public sector entities who were active participants in carbon markets.

Anthony was seconded to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Sydney office between 2010 and 2012 where he was heavily involved in the development of the emerging carbon and clean energy markets in Australia and Asia. He was a key figure behind the creation of the business advocacy group Businesses for a Clean Economy, a coalition of business arguing for a price on carbon. Anthony was behind the creation of the business group Climate Markets & Investment Association. He sat on the board of the Verified Carbon Standards Association (now Vera) between 2007 and 2015.

He currently sits on the Advisory Board to the Climate Bonds Initiative and the Global Footprint Network. He has recently been a senior advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the specialist climate events and media company Climate Action and the Global Law Firm Clyde & Co.

Anthony holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Chemistry & Physics and an LLM in Environmental Law. He qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1994. He writes and speaks widely on climate risk and the financial sector.

Mission Possible Partnership

Keynote
Main Auditorium
09:20
|
09:40

KEYNOTE: Why the path to net zero must take us to just and regenerative business

Dr Sally Uren OBE, CEO, Forum for the Future

Speaker

Dr Sally Uren OBE

CEO

Forum for the Future

Sally oversees Forum for the Future’s mission to accelerate transformation to a just and regenerative future. This involves working with global businesses such as HSBC and Walgreens Boots Alliance, as well as a wide range of other non-profit, membership and philanthropic organisations. This work takes the form of both one to one partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations, all designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as from food to apparel. Sally has recently contributed to Forum’s 'Business Transformation Compass' - a guide to just and regenerative business, as well as co-authored ‘Driving Co-Benefits for Climate and Health’, private sector guidance for developing integrated climate and health strategies. Sally is a regular speaker at international conferences and has had articles published in a wide variety of media outlets. She is an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses including Kimberly Clark and Burberry and also Co-Chair of the Independent Advisory Group for Travalyst, the global travel and tourism collaboration led by the Duke of Sussex.

Forum for the Future

Keynote
Main Auditorium
09:40
|
10:00

KEYNOTE: Driving transition through industry verticals

Johan Lundén, Senior Vice President Project and Products Strategy Office (PS), Volvo Group Truck Technology

Speaker

Johan Lundén

Senior Vice President Projects and Product Strategy Office (PPSO)

Volvo Group

As the SVP PPSO, Lundén is responsible for Strategic Product Planning, Project Management, Innovation Ecosystems and Partnerships, Emerging Technology Strategies, Product and Technology Governance and Public Policies & Regulatory Affairs. The objective is to drive and execute on the product plans of the Volvo Group Truck brands as well as ensure that synergies are enabled across the Volvo Group in close collaboration with the Group Truck Technology organization.

The Volvo Group is committed to the Paris Agreement and to decarbonizing the transport industry.

The main focus is on developing products and solutions that reduce the CO2 footprint and includes electromobility, connectivity/digitalization and autonomous solutions.

Prior to taking up his current position as Senior Vice President Projects and Product Strategy Office for Volvo Group Truck Technology, Lundén was Senior Vice President CTO Office at Volvo Group. Prior roles include Head of Strategic Product Planning at TRATON, President of Scania Japan Limited and various other senior roles at Scania, where he started his career in 2001.

Lundén was born in 1975 and studied Mechanical Engineering at Linköping University, Sweden.

Volvo Group

Keynote
Main Auditorium
10:00
|
10:15

KEYNOTE: Decarbonising heavy industry: The clearly achievable challenge

  • Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission
Speaker

Lord Adair Turner

Chair

Energy Transitions Commission

Lord Turner chairs the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of major power and industrial companies, investors, environmental NGOs and experts working out achievable pathways to limit global warming to well below 2˚C by 2040 while stimulating economic development and social progress.

He was chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking until January 2019, where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is Chairman of Chubb Europe and on the Advisory Board of Envision Energy, a Shanghai-based group focussed on renewable energy, batteries and digital systems.

From 2008-2013, Lord Turner chaired the UK’s Financial Services Authority, and played a leading role in the post crisis redesign of global banking and shadow banking regulation.

Lord Turner has held high profile roles in public policy: he was Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (1995-2000); chairman of the UK Low Pay Commission (2002-2006); chairman of the Pensions Commision (2003-2006); he was the first chairman of the Climate Change Committee (2008-2012) an independent body to advise the UK Government on tackling climate change. The recommendations set out in their first report "Building a low-carbon economy” were adopted in 2009.

He became a cross bench member of the House of Lords in 2006.

Amongst his business roles, Lord Turner was at McKinsey&Co (1982-1995); was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-2006) and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc (2006-2008).

He is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (Frankfurt) and a Visiting Fellow at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Beijing). He writes regularly for Project Syndicate, and has published “Between Debt and the Devil” (Princeton 2015), and Economics after the Crisis (MIT 2012).

He is a Trustee Emeritus of the British Museum, honorary fellow of The Royal Society, and received an Honorary Degree from Cambridge University in 2017.

Energy Transitions Commission

Keynote
Main Auditorium
10:15
|
10:30

KEYNOTE Q&A

Speaker

Anthony Hobley

Executive Director

Mission Possible Partnership

Anthony is the Executive Director of the Mission Possible Platform a partnership between the World Economic Forum and the Energy Transitions Commission.

Anthony was Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Tracker Initiative from February 2014 to March 2019, and now is co-chair of the Advisory Board. Previously he was a partner and Global Head of the Sustainability & Climate Finance Practice at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Formerly he was General Counsel to the Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund and Director of Legal Policy for Climate Change Capital which he joined in September 2005.

Anthony specialised in climate change and clean energy law as well as UK, EU and international environmental law. He has played a key role in helping to design the UKs pilot emissions trading scheme and in developing key aspects of the EU ETS. He advised a wide range of banks, trading companies, project development companies, corporates and public sector entities who were active participants in carbon markets.

Anthony was seconded to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Sydney office between 2010 and 2012 where he was heavily involved in the development of the emerging carbon and clean energy markets in Australia and Asia. He was a key figure behind the creation of the business advocacy group Businesses for a Clean Economy, a coalition of business arguing for a price on carbon. Anthony was behind the creation of the business group Climate Markets & Investment Association. He sat on the board of the Verified Carbon Standards Association (now Vera) between 2007 and 2015.

He currently sits on the Advisory Board to the Climate Bonds Initiative and the Global Footprint Network. He has recently been a senior advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the specialist climate events and media company Climate Action and the Global Law Firm Clyde & Co.

Anthony holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Chemistry & Physics and an LLM in Environmental Law. He qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1994. He writes and speaks widely on climate risk and the financial sector.

Mission Possible Partnership

Speaker

Dr Sally Uren OBE

CEO

Forum for the Future

Sally oversees Forum for the Future’s mission to accelerate transformation to a just and regenerative future. This involves working with global businesses such as HSBC and Walgreens Boots Alliance, as well as a wide range of other non-profit, membership and philanthropic organisations. This work takes the form of both one to one partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations, all designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as from food to apparel. Sally has recently contributed to Forum’s 'Business Transformation Compass' - a guide to just and regenerative business, as well as co-authored ‘Driving Co-Benefits for Climate and Health’, private sector guidance for developing integrated climate and health strategies. Sally is a regular speaker at international conferences and has had articles published in a wide variety of media outlets. She is an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses including Kimberly Clark and Burberry and also Co-Chair of the Independent Advisory Group for Travalyst, the global travel and tourism collaboration led by the Duke of Sussex.

Forum for the Future

Speaker

Johan Lundén

Senior Vice President Projects and Product Strategy Office (PPSO)

Volvo Group

As the SVP PPSO, Lundén is responsible for Strategic Product Planning, Project Management, Innovation Ecosystems and Partnerships, Emerging Technology Strategies, Product and Technology Governance and Public Policies & Regulatory Affairs. The objective is to drive and execute on the product plans of the Volvo Group Truck brands as well as ensure that synergies are enabled across the Volvo Group in close collaboration with the Group Truck Technology organization.

The Volvo Group is committed to the Paris Agreement and to decarbonizing the transport industry.

The main focus is on developing products and solutions that reduce the CO2 footprint and includes electromobility, connectivity/digitalization and autonomous solutions.

Prior to taking up his current position as Senior Vice President Projects and Product Strategy Office for Volvo Group Truck Technology, Lundén was Senior Vice President CTO Office at Volvo Group. Prior roles include Head of Strategic Product Planning at TRATON, President of Scania Japan Limited and various other senior roles at Scania, where he started his career in 2001.

Lundén was born in 1975 and studied Mechanical Engineering at Linköping University, Sweden.

Volvo Group

Speaker

Lord Adair Turner

Chair

Energy Transitions Commission

Lord Turner chairs the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of major power and industrial companies, investors, environmental NGOs and experts working out achievable pathways to limit global warming to well below 2˚C by 2040 while stimulating economic development and social progress.

He was chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking until January 2019, where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is Chairman of Chubb Europe and on the Advisory Board of Envision Energy, a Shanghai-based group focussed on renewable energy, batteries and digital systems.

From 2008-2013, Lord Turner chaired the UK’s Financial Services Authority, and played a leading role in the post crisis redesign of global banking and shadow banking regulation.

Lord Turner has held high profile roles in public policy: he was Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (1995-2000); chairman of the UK Low Pay Commission (2002-2006); chairman of the Pensions Commision (2003-2006); he was the first chairman of the Climate Change Committee (2008-2012) an independent body to advise the UK Government on tackling climate change. The recommendations set out in their first report "Building a low-carbon economy” were adopted in 2009.

He became a cross bench member of the House of Lords in 2006.

Amongst his business roles, Lord Turner was at McKinsey&Co (1982-1995); was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-2006) and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc (2006-2008).

He is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (Frankfurt) and a Visiting Fellow at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Beijing). He writes regularly for Project Syndicate, and has published “Between Debt and the Devil” (Princeton 2015), and Economics after the Crisis (MIT 2012).

He is a Trustee Emeritus of the British Museum, honorary fellow of The Royal Society, and received an Honorary Degree from Cambridge University in 2017.

Energy Transitions Commission

Keynote
Main Auditorium
10:30
|
11:00

Refreshments and Networking in Hall 10

Networking
Main Auditorium
11:00
|
11:45

Business not as usual: How can industrials get a head start on the race to net zero?

Decarbonising will take time and money. It means rethinking production processes and rebuilding or retrofitting existing sites. Strategies must consider short-term actions and long-term solutions for transformation that keeps all stakeholders on board.

This session will bring together leaders from across the hard-to-abate sectors to explore how industrials should systematically approach lowering their carbon emissions with a particular focus on scope 1 and 2 emissions? How can companies identify the measures to deploy to ensure both environmental and economic sustainability?

Moderator: Anthony Hobley, Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership

Panellists:

  • Gary Café, Director - Climate Consultancy Practice, Schneider Electric Sustainability Business
  • Mahmood Daylami, Secretary General, Gulf Aluminium Council
  • Marc Fougenne, CTP, VP in charge of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability, Architectural Glass Europe & Americas Company of AGC Glass Europe
  • Miles Prosser, Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute
  • Jenni Richard, Federation Manager, British Glass Federation
  • Ian Riley, CEO, World Cement Association
Speaker

Anthony Hobley

Executive Director

Mission Possible Partnership

Anthony is the Executive Director of the Mission Possible Platform a partnership between the World Economic Forum and the Energy Transitions Commission.

Anthony was Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Tracker Initiative from February 2014 to March 2019, and now is co-chair of the Advisory Board. Previously he was a partner and Global Head of the Sustainability & Climate Finance Practice at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Formerly he was General Counsel to the Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund and Director of Legal Policy for Climate Change Capital which he joined in September 2005.

Anthony specialised in climate change and clean energy law as well as UK, EU and international environmental law. He has played a key role in helping to design the UKs pilot emissions trading scheme and in developing key aspects of the EU ETS. He advised a wide range of banks, trading companies, project development companies, corporates and public sector entities who were active participants in carbon markets.

Anthony was seconded to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Sydney office between 2010 and 2012 where he was heavily involved in the development of the emerging carbon and clean energy markets in Australia and Asia. He was a key figure behind the creation of the business advocacy group Businesses for a Clean Economy, a coalition of business arguing for a price on carbon. Anthony was behind the creation of the business group Climate Markets & Investment Association. He sat on the board of the Verified Carbon Standards Association (now Vera) between 2007 and 2015.

He currently sits on the Advisory Board to the Climate Bonds Initiative and the Global Footprint Network. He has recently been a senior advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the specialist climate events and media company Climate Action and the Global Law Firm Clyde & Co.

Anthony holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Chemistry & Physics and an LLM in Environmental Law. He qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1994. He writes and speaks widely on climate risk and the financial sector.

Mission Possible Partnership

Speaker

Gary Café

Director - Climate Consultancy Practice

Schneider Electric Sustainability Business

Gary has 15+ years of energy procurement and sustainability experience from energy intensive companies such as Air Products, Shell and BAI Telecommunications. Recently, he has worked closely with multiple sectors including CPG, glass, packaging, chemicals, manufacturing, and finance sectors to understand and meet their challenges towards Net-Zero as a consultancy director at Schneider Electric. He holds an MSc in Energy Studies & Renewable Energy from Murdoch University and Bachelors of Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Schneider Electric Sustainability Business

Speaker

Mahmood Daylami

Secretary General

Gulf Aluminium Council

Over forty years of work experience in all aspects of the Aluminium industry.

Prior to joining the Gulf Aluminium Council, held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA).

Gulf Aluminium Council

Speaker

Marc Foguenne

VP Technology and Innovation, Building and Industrial Glass Europe

AGC Glass Europe

Marc Foguenne obtained a chemical engineering master degree at the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium) in 1990. His PhD in applied chemistry, obtained in 1996, focused on an innovative technology to separate vanadium and molybdenum ions, diluted in aqueous solutions. He joined then the R&D center of Glaverbel (that was taken over later by Agc Glass Europe), where he led the Glass Melting and Refractory team.

4 years later, he moved to a glass manufacturing plant for 7 years, before spending one year in South East Asia to do a global benchmark of glass manufacturing processes between Agc Japan/Asia and Agc Europe. As a next assignment, he was in charge of the manufacturing coordination activity for Agc Europe, and then he was appointed as manufacturing Director.

In 2014 and 2015, he was promoted as Chief Technology Officer and manufacturing Director for Agc North America, where he spent two years.

Since 2016, he is Vice President, Technology and Innovation, for AGC Glass Europe. He is located at the Technovation of AGC, in Belgium, where 280 people are dealing with R&D, Engineering sustainability & new businesses developments.

AGC Glass Europe

Speaker

Miles Prosser

Secretary General

International Aluminium Institute (IAI)

Miles Prosser is the Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), the only body that represents the aluminium industry at the global level. With more than twenty years’ experience working on various industry policy issues, Miles brings in-depth knowledge on resource allocation, sustainability and climate change.

Miles joined the IAI from the Australian Aluminium Council, where he served as Executive Director for more than ten years. He leads the IAI to promote the unique and valuable properties of aluminium in sustainable development. He holds an honours degree from the Australian National University. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in London.

International Aluminium Institute (IAI)

Speaker

Jenni Richards

Federation Manager

British Glass Federation

Jenni joined British Glass in 2006 after studying Physics, and qualifying as a mathematics teacher. She has worked predominantly on UK and EU environmental policy for the glass sector, and then also headed up sector health and safety and recycling areas before taking on her current role as Federation manager, looking after members and coordinating team activities. Jenni is a passionate sustainability champion and has been a member of IEMA since 2007 and qualified at Practitioner level. Jenni was instrumental in delivering the British Glass UK glass sector decarbonisation roadmap in 2012 and the joint UK government industry roadmaps and action plans that followed and bringing about British Glass’ most recent offering on net zero.

British Glass Federation

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
11:00
|
11:45

What will it take to close the recycling loop? Hosted by Circulor

In an ideal industrial production future, recycled materials will replace all virgin materials and we will design and create products that are easily separated, collected and recycled.

The reality is that the details of Europe’s industrial transition to a circular and low-carbon economy are only just emerging, and the dream of “full circularity” is a long way off. These experts will explore what it will take to move from vision to reality.

Moderator: Geoff Scamans, Chief Scientific Officer, Innoval Technology Limited

  • Henning Bloech, Global Director Sustainable Solutions, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
  • Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General, FEVE
  • Fearghal Kearney, VP Sales EMEA, Circulor
  • Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Vice President - Sustainability Novelis
  • Rob van der Meer, Industrial Policy Director, CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association
  • Stientje van Veldhoven, Vice President and Regional Director for Europe, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Speaker

Geoff Scamans

Chief Scientific Officer

Innoval Technology Limited

Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University and is the Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval Technology. His expertise is in aluminium alloys and their applications in the automotive and aerospace industries and in knowledge transfer from the research base to industry. His main interests are in developing higher performance recycled aluminium alloys and in the closed loop recycling of end-of-life aluminium scrap in order to transform the aluminium industry from primary to secondary production dominance. He has developed and managed a significant number of Innovate UK supported collaborative R&D projects on the sustainable use of aluminium sheet, extrusions and castings in industrial applications with, for example, automotive OEMs including JLR, Nissan, BMW and Volvo. These collaborative projects span applications from transportation to construction, packaging and energy with a core theme of full metal circulation. These have delivered major technological advances, including the development of high-performance alloys with excellent mechanical properties and structural integrity that can be fabricated using 100% recycled scrap content.

Geoff was awarded the Gold Medal by The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). The award recognised a remarkable record of internationally acclaimed, multidisciplinary research that spans several decades and every element of the materials cycle. Although, best known for his pivotal work on surface engineering and corrosion mechanisms in aluminium alloys, work that remains the leading reference material on the subject to this day, the award acknowledged the tirelessly campaigning for sustainable manufacturing and the efficient use of materials, especially aluminium. This has been inculcated in the vision of full metal circulation that is the core of the Circular Metals Centre and the Liquid Metal Engineering Hub at the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology at Brunel University.

Geoff was presented with the Aluminium Industry Award at the Aluminium Federation’s 2017 dinner. This recognised both his academic achievements and his industrial career that started at Alcan International in Banbury in 1974. He became, perhaps their youngest, Principal Scientist in 1983 a role he continued when moving to Innoval Technology in 2003 a company he helped found based on the principle of joint ownership of all employees. The award also reflected his world authority on automotive light-weighting and his involvement with aluminium car body development for Ford and then Jaguar Land Rover that resulted in their current range of aluminium intensive vehicles and the closed loop recycling system for press shop scrap. It was noted by AlFed that “Geoff has succeeded not only in becoming the aluminium “go-to” expert, but also in developing and nurturing younger and talented scientists throughout his career”. He is only the fourth recipient of this rare award.

Innoval Technology Limited

Speaker

Henning Bloech

Global Director Sustainable Solutions

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Henning Bloech has dedicated his career to moving business towards more sustainable and healthier products and processes. He has run certification programs, led corporate sustainability strategy, and advised organizations on addressing sustainability and environmental challenges.

In 2021, Henning joined Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) as Global Director Sustainable Solutions to execute and drive MCAMs global sustainability and circularity strategy.

Prior to his current role, Henning was leading the SCS Global Services business in Europe as Executive Director. He built the SCS presence in Europe and helped companies achieve their triple bottom line and turn complex challenges into opportunities through consulting and certification services.

As the Commercial Director of Building Performance Programs for UL Environment Henning led the development and commercialization of UL’s sustainable building performance initiatives, building indoor air quality related standards, programs, and certifications worldwide. Previously, he was responsible for strategy and business development of UL Environment and its programs and services in Europe and Asia.

Henning helped start GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) as its first employee in 2001 and as Executive Director he was instrumental in establishing the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification program as the world’s leading indoor air quality certification.

From 2006 until 2009, Henning was the Global Sustainability Director for INVISTA Performance Surfaces and Materials. He developed and led environmental strategies and programs for INVISTA Performance Surfaces and Materials businesses and brands including ANTRON® carpet fiber, STAINMASTER® carpet and CORDURA® fabric.

Henning has published numerous articles and business cases on sustainable product selection, indoor air quality, source control, and green procurement. He is an established speaker and has held training seminars and presentations on green design and indoor air quality at conferences and symposia around the world.

Henning Bloech holds a Masters Degree from Georg August University in Göttingen, Germany. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, he is an Alliance for Water Stewardship Accredited Specialist, he is a member of the WELL® Materials Advisory, he was a founding member of the Green Products Roundtable (now Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council), a member of the TFM Green Buildings Advisory Board, and of the Outdoor Industry Associations Sustainability Working Group. He currently lives in Göttingen, Germany.

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Speaker

Adeline Farrelly

Secretary General

FEVE - The European Container Glass Federation

In June 2008, Adeline was appointed Secretary General of FEVE, the EU Federation for Glass Packaging and Tableware Producers. She is Member of the Board of CETIE the European inter-professional organization of customers and producers, as well as Glass Alliance Europe (GAE) and holds the post of GAE Secretary General on a rotating basis.

Adeline has spent 25 years in Brussels working for various private and institutional organisations including the EU Commission, EU Parliament, Deloitte, and EuropaBio – the EU association for biotechnology industries.

Born in Ireland in 1963, Adeline holds a degree in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and later earned a marketing qualification from the Marketing Institute of Ireland. She is an active member of the Countess Markievicz group supporting women for election.

FEVE - The European Container Glass Federation

Speaker

Fearghal Kearney

VP Sales EMEA

Circulor

Fearghal Kearney is the VP of Sales EMEA at Circulor, whose mission is delivering Traceability-as-a-Service for raw materials and commodities, tracking supply chain data and embedded carbon at each stage of production, recycling, and end-of-life, helping companies verify responsible sourcing and address ESG objectives.

Fearghal is an experienced senior finance and commercial professional with over 25 years of experience in advising and managing businesses across several industries focusing on providing visibility into financial, procurement and supply chain processes.

Circulor

Speaker

Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

VP, Sustainability

Novelis

Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Vice President, Sustainability at Novelis, Inc., leads the development and implementation of the company’s global sustainability strategy and vision to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050. She is also responsible for Novelis’ Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.

Prior to Novelis, Suzanne was the Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs at UPS. In this role, she was responsible for driving solutions and delivering results to achieve UPS’s sustainability goals, as well as developing the company’s forward-looking sustainability strategy.

Before UPS, Suzanne held positions of increasing responsibility in sustainability at Brambles USA, The Kroger Co. and PetSmart. She began her career as a civil engineer, focused on land development for retail and commercial clients.

Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.

Novelis

Speaker

Rob van der Meer

Industrial Policy Director

CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association

Rob van der Meer is Industrial Policy Director at CEMBUREAU, the European cement association.

As chemical engineer he started his career in public services as responsible for environmental permitting with focus on emissions to the air, for the Provincie Limburg in the Netherlands.

In 1996 he started in the cement industry as a process engineer in the Maastricht plant of ENCI. In 2004 he was appointed CO2 coordinator for HeidelbergCement in Heidelberg (Germany). In 2007 his position on climate change was combined with policy issues in his new function as Director EU Public Affairs of HeidelbergCement in Heidelberg (Germany).

Early 2021 he started in CEMBUREAU.

Rob van der Meer graduated in 1991 as a chemical engineer from the Technical University Twente in the Netherlands.

CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association

Speaker

Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Stientje van Veldhoven is the Vice President and Regional Director for Europe and is based in the Europe Regional Office in The Hague. Stientje has been a prominent politician in the Netherlands, most recently serving as a Member of Cabinet responsible for Public Transport and Environment and as Minister for the Environment and Housing.

She has also been a Member of Parliament, an international diplomat, representing the Dutch government in the European Union in Brussels and has been working with the European Commission DG research and development. Stientje has had longstanding involvement in environmental issues, especially related to climate change, energy and the circular economy. Stientje is based in the Europe Regional Office in The Hague.

Stientje enjoys hiking, cycling and running, reading, cooking, and beautiful music.

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Environment
Main Auditorium
11:50
|
12:05

Decarbonization of the industry – renewable PPAs as a solution

Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) are one route to decarbonisation. PPAs allow for the acceleration of the green build-out and are a necessary enabler in the transition. However, to keep global warming under control, more must be done. Converting renewable electricity into other types of energy such as hydrogen, and sustainable e-fuels, in collaboration with industry’s major players, will move green energy forward.

Speaker

Christina Sobfeldt Jahn

Head of CPPA & Renewable Solutions

Ørsted

Christina Sobfeldt Jahn is Head of the corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) & Merchant Products team at Ørsted – one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies. Ørsted has ranked the most sustainable energy company in the world, 4 years-running, in the Global 100 index by Corporate Knights. For the last 11 years, Christina has held a number of senior roles within the offshore wind organisation and helped the company’s transformation from a fossil-based energy company to global market leader in offshore wind. She currently leads the team responsible for all European CPPA partnerships and in the last few years, her team have successfully delivered a number of milestone CPPA amongst others with Nestlé in the UK and with Covestro, Amazon, Google, BASF and REWE/EHA in Germany, making Ørsted the world leader in offshore wind CPPAs.

Prior to her current role, Christina was Head of Portfolio, Asset Management, owning Ørsted’s offshore wind assets in the UK West coast with full responsibility for the operational asset P&L. She has also held responsibility for Joint Ventures & Investment Support and has led a number of M&A transactions.

Ørsted

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
11:50
|
12:30

Industrial Clusters: Harnessing the power of industrial symbiosis to maximise value for the economy, the environment and society

Europe is home to over 3,000 industrial clusters. Whilst these co-located plants and factories account for 20% of the region’s emissions, by creating integrated energy systems they can also play a major role in helping countries achieve their net-zero ambitions as well as improve outcomes for the economy, society. But what are the business models for industrial symbiosis to work and what measures and supportive policies are needed to make solutions cost-competitive?

Moderator: Rachel Lombardi, International Synergies

  • Dr Ulla Engelmann, Acting Director for Networks and Governance, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
  • Ignacio Martin Jimenez, Head of Industrial Processes, Fundación CIRCE
  • Lisbeth Randers, Head of Secretariat, Kalundborg Symbiosis
Speaker

Dr Rachel Lombardi

Director of Business Development

International Synergies Limited

Rachel has been involved in sustainability and business issues for almost 30 years, largely from an industrial ecology perspective, with experience spanning both academia (Yale University, USA and University of Birmingham, UK) and business (IBM, McKinsey & Co., and International Synergies Ltd.). Her work has influenced practitioners and policy makers internationally through bespoke training, participation in regional and international workshops, workshop and conference organisation and facilitation, traditional academic journals and conferences, and course development at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She holds degrees in mathematics and physics with honours, an MSc. in Electrical Engineering, and a PhD in molecular electronics. In addition to business development, Rachel has supported and delivered training and consultancy for ISL on every continent save Antarctica. She is a published author on industrial symbiosis and sustainable urban regeneration, and chaired the industry- led European CEN Workshop that set the pre-standard for industrial symbiosis.

International Synergies Limited

Speaker

Dr Ulla Engelmann

Head of Unit for Industrial Forum, Alliances and Clusters, DGGROW

European Commission

Ulla Engelmann is the Head of Unit for Industrial Forum, Alliances and Clusters within DG GROW, the Directorate General being responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, at the European Commission. Her portfolio covers the work of the industrial forum, governance of industrial alliances, the organisation of the EU Industry Days, the management and coordination of networks such as EEN (Enterprise Europe Network), clusters and Erasmus for Young entrepreneurs. In previous functions, she was responsible for Social Economy, Pact for Skills, women entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. She worked at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the in-house science service of European Commission. She started in the JRC in Ispra (Italy) in 1993 as a post-doc in fusion research, and moved on to manage various units (communication, international relations, and others). Dr. Engelmann holds a PhD in analytical and radiochemistry completed at the National Research Centre in Karlsruhe.

European Commission

Speaker

Ignacio Martin Jimenez

Head of Industrial Processes

Fundación CIRCE

MSc Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He is currently Head of Positioning at CIRCE, following his role as Brussels Delegate. He has worked for the Spanish Association for the R&D on Natural Resources (AITEMIN) on the implementation of the R&D quality standards. He has worked as chemist for L’Oreal and conducted research in the CNRS of France on chemical process optimization. Before joining CIRCE in 2012, he worked for the CDTI – Spanish Technology Agency for seven years, being National Manager of Technological cooperation Agreements with several countries abroad Europe such as Japan, China and Canada. Later on he was Delegate at the CDTI Delegation in Brussels, acting as Spanish representative in the SET-Plan, evaluating European and National R&D projects and being member of the FP7 Energy Committee. He is the coordinator of the contract “European Sustainable Chemistry Support Service” with the European Commission and was CIRCE’s lead researcher in project R4R, being in charge of developing the implementation plan of the JAP developed in the project and to apply R4R methodology (TIS) in Aragon region. He was also the project coordinator of HARMONI and POWERBIO (H2020 projects).

Fundación CIRCE

Speaker

Lisbeth Randers

Kalundborg Symbiosis

Head of Secretariat

Lisbeth Randers is Head of Secretariat in Kalundborg Symbiosis.

She holds a Master´s degree in communication and management and has many years’ experience in working in cross sectorial fields, connecting public and private companies. Lisbeth has been working for the Symbiosis since 2012.

Head of Secretariat

Environment
Main Auditorium
12:10
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12:35

Power Purchase Agreements inside-out: how can they be applied and what are the benefits for industrial manufacturing? Hosted by Altenex Energy

Many industrial manufacturers are new to renewable energy or have yet to engage fully with Power Purchase Agreements, or PPAs. In this panel, we explore some of the lessons that have been learnt from other sectors using this tool to decarbonize their portfolio and discuss how the PPAs can be applied to industrial manufacturing most advantageously. The truth is a good PPA can not only solve many sustainability challenges faced by the industries but also bring long-term financial benefits, and in this session, we will show you how.

Moderator: Jon Bell, Director Business Development, Altenex Energy

  • Andor Savelkouls, Senior Director, European Energy Advisory, Altenex Energy
  • Annkathrin Rabe, Senior Originator, Statkraft Germany
  • Michiel Smets, Lead Buyer Renewable Energy, Borealis
Speaker

Jon Bell

Director Business Development

Altenex Energy

As Director of Business Development, his work focuses on growing Altenex's business across Europe. Through the collaborative approach with clients, he seeks to engage in both the development and delivery of integrated renewable energy and decarbonization strategies.

Jon brings experience to the Altenex Energy team across European renewable energy project development, PPA arrangement, and advisory services, with 15 years of broad, practical industry knowledge around the sale and purchase of renewable energy. His early renewable energy career was spent leading a startup engineering business, developing and delivering pipelines of solar and wind projects in the UK and Europe. With the evolution of the European energy markets, he has adapted and specialized his renewable industry expertise to support the growing needs for corporate green power procurement through his work on PPA arrangement with UK utilities and global advisory business.

Altenex Energy

Speaker

Andor Savelkouls

Senior Director, European Energy Advisory

Altenex Energy

Andor is Senior Director for the Energy Advisory at Altenex Energy, a subsidiary of Edison Energy. He joined the company in 2020 to build and lead the company’s European practice in support of its international growth strategy. His work focuses on both the business development and operational aspects of the company’s consulting activities in this region.

Over the last two decades Andor has held several positions with industrial gases supplier Air Products in Europe. In 2014 he was appointed regional procurement manager. As the head of the energy sourcing group for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) he had direct responsibility for energy procurement and energy project development in these regions and managed the energy sourcing team in providing cost-effective energy supply schemes to the company’s business units. Andor holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and an Executive MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Altenex Energy

Speaker

Annkathrin Rabe

Senior Originator

Statkraft Germany

Annkathrin is an expert in Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for industrial companies and manufacturers. As an Originator at Statkraft, Annkathrin develops tailor-made green PPA solutions for customers such as OPTERRA or BOSCH in Germany. She combines her Master in Public Policy and Energy Policy with hands-on experience as a market analyst and Originator.

Annkathrin knows the latest developments in green energy solutions that will prove beneficial to her customers and can break them down for beginners and energy-savvy audiences alike.

Statkraft Germany

Speaker

Michiel Smets

Lead Buyer Renewable Energy

Borealis

Michiel Smets recently joined Borealis as Lead Buyer Renewable Energy, bringing expertise on renewable energy strategy development and detailed insights in PPA transactions and energy markets. His knowledge on renewable electricity transactions needs to accelerate the sustainable sourcing of energy to meet the 100% green electricity target by 2030 Borealis has set itself. Over the past years, Michiel grew expertise in all types of PPA transactions, driven by different underlying business strategies and resulting in both on- and off-site renewable developments. He held responsibilities in electricity procurement and hedging strategies within the EMEA region, giving him the market insights needed to develop renewable sourcing strategies.

Michiel holds a Master’s degree in Bio-science Engineering from the University of Leuven and a Master’s in General Management from Vlerick Business School.

Borealis

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
12:30
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13:45

Lunch and Networking

Networking
Main Auditorium
12:35
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13:45

Lunch and Networking held in Hall 10

Networking
Main Auditorium
13:45
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14:40

Demand Side Response: the why, the how and the when

Demand Side Response: the why, the how and the when

Our power systems are rapidly undergoing the most fundamental changes in their 135-year history. The increase in pace required to meet COP 26 CO2 reductions, means quite possibly that no one on the planet will be left unaffected. The clock is ticking, but how long have we got to reimagine our production processes so we can take advantage of the future.

Expert speakers will consider why decarbonisation of our power systems can’t be achieved without industrial sized Demand Side Response (DSR) buffering supply and demand, why new energy-pricing paradigm’s will favour large flexible electricity consumers and how industry can flex its energy use so it can become both a consumer and a generator of electricity.

  • Geoff Matthews, Modulation Specialist, EnergyFlex Pty Ltd
  • Dr Martin Iffert, Co-Founder and CEO, EP ENERGY POOL GmbH
  • Hilbrand Kuiken, Founder and CEO, Quantillion
  • Cédric Philibert, Energy and Climate Analyst
Speaker

Dr Martin Iffert

Co-Founder and CEO

EP ENERGY POOL GmbH

Dr. Martin Iffert is a German-based expert for the metals and energy sector with a CEO background from the aluminum industry. After 25 years of corporate life and many different roles - from shop floor to CEO, from research to trading, from leadership to politics - he decided to start his own business. In his boutique consulting company, MARTIN IFFERT CONSULTING GmbH, he advises companies in the metals, battery and energy industry in Germany, France, Iceland, Canada and Austria.

In addition to these activities, together with his French partner, he founded EP ENERGY POOL GmbH for the German market. The mission of this company is the decarbonization of industries by way of electrification and flexibilization of industrial processes. Special focus is on the integration of renewable energies and the adaptation of the production process, to reduce the carbon footprint of industries and its products. With almost 30 years of experience in the industry, Martin has established a giant network of friends and partners to grow and succeed together.

Dr. Martin Iffert has published more than a dozen specialist articles and presented them at international conferences. He received several awards for his work on cell optimization and he is considered a pioneer in making aluminum smelters more flexible.

Mr. Iffert holds a PhD in chemical engineering from UNSW in Sydney, Australia, an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a diploma in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Iffert is involved in numerous clubs and associations. From 2016 to 2019 he was President of WVMetalle and a member of the BDI Presidium. He was also active on the Agora Energy Transition Council between 2014 and 2018. His main commitment has been the competitiveness of German industry, especially energy-intensive companies, for many years. Together with his team, he worked on trend-setting developments to make industrial companies more flexible and the necessary energy policy regulations.

EP ENERGY POOL GmbH

Speaker

Hilbrand Kuiken

Founder & CEO

Quantillion

Hilbrand Kuiken is the founder and CEO of Quantillion. He is an entrepreneur focusing on data intelligence that enables real time autonomous decision making in complex environments. Hilbrand loves working with passionate people in creating real value for the clients. He believes data is not about analytics but about doing!

Hilbrand has more than 10 years of experience in both primary aluminium smelting and Industry 4.0 digital product implementation.

He has a BSc. In Engineering from the University of Applied Science, Utrecht Netherlands and an MSc. In Economics from the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (KTH), Sweden.

Prior to founding Quantillion, he was the Director Asset Management & Digital Services – Industry at Royal HaskoningDHV Engineering

Quantillion

Speaker

Geoff Matthews

Modulation Specialist

EnergyFlex Pty Ltd

EnergyFlex Pty Ltd

Speaker

Cédric Philibert

Energy and climate analyst

Cédric Philibert is a senior analyst of energy and climate, with a focus on renewable energy for industry and transports, electrification and hydrogen. He is an associate researcher to IFRI (Institut Français des Relations Internationales).

He worked for 20 years at the International Energy Agency on climate change policies and renewable energy technologies. He authored many IEA publications such as Beyond Kyoto (2002, with J. Pershing), the IEA Technology Roadmaps on solar, wind and hydro power, Solar Energy Perspectives (2011), Renewable Energy for Industry (2017), and Solar Energy: Mapping the Road Ahead (2019).

A journalist by training, C. Philibert served as an advisor to the French Environment Minister, then to the CEO of the French Agency for the Environment ADEME, before joining UNEP, then the IEA.

C. Philibert has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed and other journals, and as contributions to many books and reports.

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
13:45
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14:25

Evolve Case Studies

These sessions will showcase the best available technologies and approaches that are giving companies major efficiency gains. Hear from companies from across the hard-to-abate sectors including chemicals, steel, aluminium, cement and glass on how they are leveraging innovations across the value chain to enhance productivity, boost margins and lower environmental impacts including CO2.

INITIATE project: Industrial symbiosis linking steel production to the urea sector through off-gases utilisation

  • Dr. Eric van Dijk, Senior Scientist Specialist, Sustainable Technologies for Industrial Processes (STIP) and Project Co-ordinator INITIATE, TNO

Industrial symbiosis: Case studies from the European aluminium industry

    • Christian Leroy, Senior Consultant Innovation & LCA, Head of Innovation Hub, European Aluminium
Speaker

Christian Leroy

Senior Consultant Innovation & LCA, Head of Innovation Hub

European Aluminium

Christian Leroy joined European Aluminium in January 2014 as Consultant in charge of Innovation andLife Cycle Assessment.

Previously, as full-time employee of European Aluminium since 1999, he was in charge of various functions covering education, technology and environmental fields. He holds a Ph.D. and Master degree in Process Engineering from “Université Catholique de Louvain” in Belgium.

Christian is currently Head of the Innovation Hub. This collaborative industrial platform aims to trigger research projects that target important identified technology and raw materials challenges. The Innovation Hub aims to match more effectively the priorities of the European Aluminium Industry with the EU innovation agenda and funding programme, especially within “Horizon Europe” programme.

For such purpose, the European aluminium industry is engaged in 3 key Public Private Partnerships (PPPs): Processes4 Planet (previously SPIRE), Made in Europe (previously “Factories of the Future”) and Built4People (previously “Energy-efficient Buildings”). Currently, the innovation Hub is supported by a team of 4 people and is involved in 9 collaborative projects, 6 of them being Horizon 2020 projects.

European Aluminium

Speaker

Eric van Dijk

Senior Scientist Specialist, Sustainable Technologies for Industrial Processes (STIP) and Project Co-ordinator INITIATE

TNO

Dr. Eric van Dijk in an experienced project manager with a strong scientific background in Chemical Engineering. Eric van Dijk has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven Technical University. He finished his Ph.D. at the Eindhoven Technical University on a mechanistic investigation of the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. He joined TNO (formally ECN) in 2000, working in the applied catalysis group. He designed and tested catalysts, reactors and systems for syngas generation and CO clean-up applied within a fuel processor for fuel cells. He became manager of these activities in 2007 until 2009. Since 2008, he is involved with the field of CO2 capture technology development, working on sorbent and process design and testing for the Sorption Enhanced Water-Gas Shift (SEWGS) process. He has a vast experience in syngas catalysis and CO2 sorption, focusing on material development, testing and modelling. He was the Project manager and coordinator of STEPWISE (12 M€) and has managed design and engineering work for pilot demonstration within the H2020 projects STEPWISE, FReSMe and C4U. Currently, he is coordinating the H2020 INITIATE project.

TNO

Evolve
RT-2
13:45
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14:30

ROUNDTABLE: No company can be circular alone! How to connect vendors and customers to share, process and verify material quality and sustainability data across global supply chains?

Roundtable discussion: Capacity per room = 10

With the race to net zero, industrial manufacturers face a high impact on carbon emissions related to upstream material supplies. Today, almost none of this data is computable. Responsible sourcing must be based on accurate, primary and reliable information. This is where Certificates of Analysis (EN10204) are playing a key role. New technologies allow to replace paper based documents with machine readable certificates that can contain both a product’s quality but also verifiable claims of a products sustainability and CO2 footprint. This is how companies from automotive, engineering, construction and packaging need to decarbonize their upstream supply chain, automate the sustainability reporting for their products and accelerate the transition to green lead markets.

Speaker

Stefan Grüll

CEO and Co-Founder

S1Seven GmbH

Digital entrepreneur with many years of leadership experience in the steel and metal industry.

After almost two decades in various positions at one of the leading steel and metal distribution companies in Germany and abroad, I am now working at the intersection of digitalization and industry to drive innovative solutions. S1Seven GmbH was founded in 2019 and is a software platform provider, focusing on data trustworthy solutions enabling Digital Quality Certificates.

S1Seven GmbH provides a decentralized software platform for Digital Quality Certificates-as-a-service for steel, metal, and plastics. This is how companies in aerospace, automotive,rail tech, construction, and otherindustries, share machine-readable data instead of paper-based documents to use for smart manufacturing, to account for sustainability attributes, orto automate the verification of a material and process provenance. Ourtechnology is scalable, secure, and certified.

Our clients are in all stages of the supply chain – from the raw material producers to the processor and up to OEMs and notified bodies. I also act as a member of the board of the Austrian Steel Construction Association, as well as an advisor to the board of König Holding AG, Alukönigstahl Group.

S1Seven GmbH

Roundtables
RT-1
14:00
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14:45

ROUNDTABLE: What are Digital Product Passports (DPP), who needs them, what are they intended to do, and how can we implement them?

Roundtable discussion. Capacity per room = 10

Soon the European Commission will introduce “digital product passport” legislation that will require supply chain actors to share information about the lifecycle impacts and composition of goods that are sold on the European market. The aim is to help boost Circular Economy strategies such as recovery, reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling. However, identifying and sharing the information across the supply chain requires a lot of work and it is still largely unknown what data will be required, in what format and how data is to be shared. In addition, when it comes to intellectual property, data privacy, and confidentiality, we need to make sure that the data is shared with the highest security and in a decentralised way.

Join this session to learn more about how digital product passports will affect your business and understand what you can do now to minimise risks and become a front runner.

Speaker

Dr Phil Brown

VP Business Development & Strategy

Circularise

Phil Brown holds a PhD at the TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His main research explored how to design and facilitate collaboration within circular networks. With previous industrial experience including business development, consultancy, and project management for sustainability projects and services, today Phil supports Circularise's partners in effective collaboration via sharing data and translates blockchain capabilities and functionality of the Circularise system into decision making processes to explore and advance circular strategies.

Circularise

Roundtables
Hall 10 Theatre
14:30
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14:45

Electrification of heating processes - the road towards a fossil-free industry

Energy efficient heat processing will be crucial in meeting the challenges of a growing global population and combating climate change, often setting demands on higher operating temperatures and/or reduced cooling. While current heating technology is predominantly gas-fired, electric heating processes offer unique opportunities to reduce use of fossil fuels while increasing thermal efficiencies and potentially improving work environments. In this presentation some of the benefits and advantages of electric heating within various steelmaking applications will be outlined. The shift from fossil-fuel based heating processes to a more sustainable heating technology comes with a number of technical challenges that has to be addressed. For example, up-scaling the power of current electrical heating solutions (from kW to MW scale); efficiency of the heating process; and also potentially the need for more advanced materials. Some examples of the latest developments in this area, with specific focus on large-scale gas heating, will be discussed, including both modelling and experimental data.

Speaker

Dilip Chandrasekaran

Head of R&D and Technology

Kanthal

With 25 years’ of experience in various R&D roles, of which 17 has been with the heating technology company Kanthal, Dilip is one of the most experienced scientists in the field of heating resistance materials and solutions.

He is passionate about innovation and customer driven product development – not the least when it comes to Kanthal’s products and solutions towards electrification.

Kanthal

Evolve
Main Auditorium
14:45
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15:00

Industrial decarbonisation - solutions for today and tomorrow

Giorgia Arnaboldi is the General Manager B2B Europe for Shell Energy which is a large supplier of Gas, Power and Environmental Products in Europe.

During this session Giorgia will offer a Shell scenario of a possible future, outline Shell’s own decarbonisation strategy, the part that Shell can play in the Energy Transition and the levers that we can pull both now and in the future to reach our collective decarbonisation goals.

Speaker

Giorgia Arnaboldi

General Manager B2B Europe

Shell Energy

Giorgia Arnaboldi is the General Manager B2B Europe in Shell Renewables & Energy Solutions, the division within Shell Group focussed on developing and growing a fully integrated lower carbon energy offering to help customers and Shell assets decarbonise and meet their net-zero emissions targets. Giorgia lives in London with her family relocating there in 2018 when she held the role of General Manager Markets in Shell Energy Trading Europe.

Shell Energy

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
14:45
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15:05

Virtual enterprise fostering sustainable industrial manufacturing

The global climate emergency is necessitating new frameworks, policies, and climate targets in support of greater commitment and action for our sustainable future.

The period between 2022-2030 is critical if we’re to avert this crisis & attain Net Zero targets. Hear from IBM on how virtual enterprise can be part of a systemic shift towards a sustainable planet.

Speakers

  • Binay C Choudhary, Global Industrial Consultant, IBM Consulting
  • Pritam Pritu, Global Lead - Metals & Industrial Manufacturing, Global Manufacturing & Energy Industries, IBM Consulting
Speaker

Binay C Choudhary

Global Industrial Consultant

IBM Consulting

Binay is the Process Industry Thought Leader at the CoE in Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. He has over 30 years of experience in Strategic Digital Transformation, offer management, engineering, delivery, supply chain management and services in the global metals industry and the corresponding EPC business, based out of Düsseldorf in Germany. He has driven several Results as a Service business ( XaaS) leveraging Digital Twins , AR & VR assisted solutions, sustainability and circular economy solutions development in an eco system of best of breed system providers like ABB, ORACLE, ROCKWELL, SAP,SIEMENS, QLIK , PSI , Quin logic, etc. covering the entire information architecture from the plant level up to the business suites.

IBM Consulting

Speaker

Pritam Pritu

Global Lead – Metals & Industrial Manufacturing; Global Manufacturing & Energy Industries

IBM Consulting

Pritam has over 22 years experience in the Industrial Manufacturing space covering Metals, Automotive, Heavy Machinery, Pulp & Paper, Textile, Chemicals and Tyres. He works out of Tokyo. He has keen interest in sustainability at the core of business strategy and is working with Metals and Machinery clients helping them in their sustainability journey and initiatives.

IBM Consulting

Evolve
Main Auditorium
15:00
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15:30

Refreshments and Networking in Hall 10

Networking
Hall 10 Theatre
15:00
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15:30

Refreshments and Networking

Networking
Main Auditorium
15:30
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15:40

The creation of a European hydrogen economy

The objective of this talk is to assess the transformation of the EU energy sector to achieve the EU’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050. Detailed modelling is carried out to understand the changes in energy demand and supply and quantify investment needs. Special focus is put on hydrogen, how it is produced and how it could play a lead role in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors.

  • Johannes Trüby, Energy Markets & Modelling Practice, Deloitte France
Speaker

Johannes Trüby

Energy Markets & Modelling Practice

Deloitte France

Deloitte France

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
15:30
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16:30

Lightning Talks: Driving demand for low carbon materials and products

How are stakeholders in the steel, cement, aluminium, glass and chemicals sectors developing common labelling standards and markets for low-carbon products? These sharp focused talks will help your business future proof and prepare for the low-carbon future.

Moderator: Melanie Williams, CEO, Melanie Williams Consulting

  • Jared Braslawsky, Co-Founder and Managing Director, the International REC Standard
  • Stefan Grüll, CEO and Co-Founder, S1Seven GmbH

  • Hilde Kallevig, VP Head of Brand and Marketing, Norsk Hydro
  • Jean-Marc Moulin, Director of Sustainability - Extruded Solutions, Norsk Hydro
Speaker

Melanie Williams

CEO

Melanie Williams Consulting

Melanie is an ASI registered specialist, helping companies implement the requirements of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. She started her career with BP, spending ten years developing new processes for the chemicals and refining businesses. She also worked in technology licensing, intellectual property management and competitor analysis for BP. Melanie has extensive experience of environmental measurement from her work as Group Leader for SERCO at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK, for over ten years. In 2012 Melanie started her own company, which offers strategic consulting and practical support on sustainability and the environment, working with processors, producers, and sustainability schemes. Melanie has an MA in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge.

Melanie Williams Consulting

Speaker

Jared Braslawsky

Co-Founder and Managing Director

the International REC Standard

Jared Braslawsky is a leading expert on the use, implementation, and functionality of attribute tracking systems such as the United States REC, European Guarantee of Origin (GO), and the global International REC Standard.

His expertise is used by organizations such as RE100 where he is a member of the Technical Working Group. He was a key contributor to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) Scope 2 Guidance document and supported the GHGP in organizing workshops to promote the guidance document when it was completed in 2015. Jared has played a leading role in the development and growth of the Guarantee of Origin system in Europe through his previous role as Secretary General of RECS International.

Jared is also the co-founder and current Managing Director of the International REC Standard Foundation (I-REC Standard), a not-for-profit organization for energy attribute tracking standardization that enables the simplified implementation of a reliable, traceable REC systems and national renewable energy markets in adherence with electricity market regulations and best practices worldwide.

the International REC Standard

Speaker

Stefan Grüll

CEO and Co-Founder

S1Seven GmbH

Digital entrepreneur with many years of leadership experience in the steel and metal industry.

After almost two decades in various positions at one of the leading steel and metal distribution companies in Germany and abroad, I am now working at the intersection of digitalization and industry to drive innovative solutions. S1Seven GmbH was founded in 2019 and is a software platform provider, focusing on data trustworthy solutions enabling Digital Quality Certificates.

S1Seven GmbH provides a decentralized software platform for Digital Quality Certificates-as-a-service for steel, metal, and plastics. This is how companies in aerospace, automotive,rail tech, construction, and otherindustries, share machine-readable data instead of paper-based documents to use for smart manufacturing, to account for sustainability attributes, orto automate the verification of a material and process provenance. Ourtechnology is scalable, secure, and certified.

Our clients are in all stages of the supply chain – from the raw material producers to the processor and up to OEMs and notified bodies. I also act as a member of the board of the Austrian Steel Construction Association, as well as an advisor to the board of König Holding AG, Alukönigstahl Group.

S1Seven GmbH

Speaker

Hilde Kallevig

VP Head of Brand and Marketing

Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro

Speaker

Jean-Marc Moulin

Director of Sustainability - Extruded Solutions

Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro

Environment
Main Auditorium
15:40
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16:35

The Hydrogen Debate

Is the current wave of hype about hydrogen driven by the fossil fuel industry reinventing their businesses or is it the only viable pathway to decarbonise these hard-to-abate sectors?

Two teams of experts will address the promises and challenges of green hydrogen for heavy industry in this exclusive debate that will sort fact from the fiction

Moderator: François Paquet, Impact director, Renewable Hydrogen Coalition

  • Pinakin Chaubal, Vice President and Group CTO, ArcelorMittal
  • Caroline Hillegeer, Chief Commercial Officer Hydrogen, ENGIE
  • Marcoen Stoop, Director of Business Development Asia, Nel Hydrogen
  • Dr Peter Williams, Group Technology Director and Head of Investor Relations, INEOS
Speaker

François Paquet

Impact director

Renewable Hydrogen Coalition (RHC)

François Paquet is the Impact director of the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition. The Coalition founded by Breakthrough Energy, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope promotes the critical role of renewable hydrogen to deliver the EU’s long-term decarbonisation goals. As Impact director, François coordinates the activities of the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition and drives its advocacy outreach, with the support of the Coalition supporters, for the scale up and market uptake of renewable hydrogen. Belgian-national, François has ten years of experience in EU Public Affairs, industry interest representation and EU association management in Brussels. His fields of expertise include energy, climate change, resource efficiency and circular economy.

Renewable Hydrogen Coalition (RHC)

Speaker

Pinakin Chaubal

Vice President and Group CTO

ArcelorMittal

Pinakin Chaubal is vice president of ArcelorMittal and chief technology officer.

Pinakin started his career in 1987 at Inland Steel in the USA and joined the group in 1998 after the acquisition of Inland Steel by Ispat International. He has a background in process metallurgy and has held several positions in research, operations and technology for various organisations. With the creation of ArcelorMittal global research and development (R&D) in 2007, he moved to Europe as general manager responsible for process research and development globally. In 2014, he relocated to the USA and took on additional responsibilities as head of research management Americas, whilst continuing to act as process portfolio leader and a member of the global R&D leadership team. Pinakin has been in his current role since May 2019.

Pinakin holds a Bachelor of Technology in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He also holds a Master of Science in metallurgical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Ph. D in the same discipline from the University of Utah.

ArcelorMittal

Speaker

Caroline Hillegeer

Chief Commercial Officer Hydrogen

ENGIE

Caroline Hillegeer is Chief Commercial Officer Hydrogen at ENGIE. In her role she develops Green Hydrogen solutions for large industrial customers around the world.

Prior to her current assignment Caroline was in charge of Business Development at ENGIE Fab, the innovation factory of ENGIE. She developed disruptive large scale new businesses in an entrepreneurial fashion anticipating technologies of tomorrow. She held different transformational roles in Research and Technology as well as in Strategy for the International Businesses. She also held different management positions in Marketing & Sales where she was instrumental for the transformation of the activities of ENGIE in Europe following the liberalization of the energy market.

Caroline holds a Master Degree of Business Administration and Technology from HEC Brussels (Belgium) complemented with management degrees from Universities around the world.

ENGIE

Speaker

Marcoen Stoop

Director of Business Development Asia

Nel Hydrogeen

Marcoen has been based in Southeast Asia for the last eight years. He is Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser Division’s Sales Director – Asia Pacific, assisting in the development of renewable energy projects in combination with hydrogen from electrolysis, as well as for industrial customers who require hydrogen in their processes.

Previously, he has been active within the hydrogen industry in a more technical role, as on-site engineer starting up electrolysers and giving training related to instrumentation, automation, safety, and operating principals for the end user.

Marcoen is a Belgian citizen and holds a degree as an Industrial Engineer and undertook post graduate courses including automation, process technology, and several languages such as
Indonesian, at the Atma Jaya University of Jakarta.


About Nel Hydrogen | www.nelhydrogen.com

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Since its origins in 1927, Nel has a proud history of development and continual improvement of hydrogen plants. Our hydrogen solutions cover the entire value chain from hydrogen production technologies to manufacturing of hydrogen fuelling stations, providing all fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fuelling and long range as conventional vehicles today.l

Nel Hydrogeen

Speaker

Dr Peter Williams

Group Technology Director and Head of Investor Relations

INEOS

Peter is Group Technology Director of INEOS and also Head of Investor Relations. He is a member of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and is a Non-Executive Director of V-Carbon, a company developing new carbon fibre recycling solutions for industry.

Prior to this, he spent eleven years as Chief Executive of INEOS Technologies, one of the business divisions in the INEOS Group. Before joining INEOS in 2006, Dr Williams spent over 20 years with BP in a variety of senior management roles in business, technology, and strategy. Before then, he obtained a B.A. and D.Phil in chemistry from the University of York, and carried out post-doctoral research work at the Hahn-Meitner Institut in Berlin.

INEOS

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
16:30
|
17:00

Industrial Waste Heat: Wasted Opportunity to Added Value

Waste heat recovery, storage, upgrading and heat to power conversion could increase the efficiency of countless industrial processes. This rapid-fire session will present the latest and upcoming solutions for waste heat that cut CO2 emissions and lower operating costs for greater competitiveness.

SO WHAT Project

  • Oliver Milling, Principal Researcher in the Industrial Decarbonisation Group, Materials Processing Institute


EM3BRs heat and cold matching platform

  • José Maria Cunha, Senior researcher, INEGI Energy group
Speaker

Oliver Milling

Principal Researcher in the Industrial Decarbonisation Group

Materials Processing Institute

Oliver Milling is a Principal Researcher in the Industrial Decarbonisation Group at the Materials Processing Institute.

With 25 years of experience across the Steel and Foundation Industries Oliver's main focus is to work with partners to develop and implement solutions to reduce the carbon intensity of processes.

Oliver is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer having graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1996.

Materials Processing Institute

Speaker

José Maria Cunha

Senior researcher

INEGI Energy group

Senior researcher at INEGI Energy group with a strong expertise on the integration of thermal energy systems and industrial heat recovery.

Mechanical engineer with a PhD in Phase change materials, systems and applications for low and medium temperature thermal energy storage from Loughborough University, UK.

INEGI Energy group

Evolve
RT-1
16:30
|
17:15

ROUNDTABLE: The challenges ahead of CRMs in a green economy and a reflection on the current supply crisis for some materials such as magnesium

Roundtable discussion: Capacity = 10 attendees.

The primary magnesium and refining industry are facing various challenges together with other high energy consuming industries on their way to a reduced and finally carbon free existence. A recent supply crisis and interruption on the global magnesium market has also added a geo-political dimension. New and alternative transport applications have shifted the importance of light weighing in general, and magnesium as the lightest structural metal has gained advantages (in e.g.: electrical vehicles), but also found some challenges (e.g.: in the efficiency of the powertrain). The lecture will provide a global view on the magnesium supply situation, and its pathway to a lower carbon production landscape, and will also display some case studies of Magnesium in various vehicle applications.

On 31 January and 1 February 2022, the French Presidency of the Council held a meeting of the EU ministers responsible for industry and the internal market to discuss strengthening European strategic autonomy. The Commission highlighted the actions taken since summer 2020 regarding raw materials, including the publication of an Action Plan on Raw Materials and the establishment of ERMA. Moreover, the Commission recently launched a high-level working group on magnesium, with the goal of ensuring 15% of the European production takes place in Europe by 2030.

Speaker

Dr Martin Tauber

European Representative, International Magnesium Association and President

Critical Raw Material Alliance (CRM-A)

Martin Tauber has over 25 year’s experience in different raw material related industries, whereas Magnesium has been the most significant one, with executive positions at leading industry players like Hydro Magnesium and Magontec.

In, 2009, he founded FAURIS Management, a consulting company which provides services to the Magnesium industry on a global base. Martin is also European Representative and former Chairman of the European Committee of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) and President of the Critical Raw Material Alliance (CRM-A). Martin is a registered expert of the European Commission.

Critical Raw Material Alliance (CRM-A)

Roundtables
Main Auditorium
16:45
|
17:05

Sustainability beyond metal operations

  • Arnaud Willems, Industry Team Leader - Non Ferrous Rolling, Aluminium Rolling Competence Center, Marketing & Services, TotalEnergies Lubfrifiants SA
Speaker

Arnaud Willems

Industry Team Leader - Non Ferrous Rolling, Aluminium Rolling Competence Center, Marketing & Services

TotalEnergies Lubfrifiants SA

  • 30+ years of experience in the field of metal rolling:
  • 8 years at R&D development of Metal rolling fluids at a Lubricant company
  • 7 years as a Metal Rolling Product Engineer/Process Applications at a Lubricant company
  • 7 years as Market Development at a Metal company
  • 10 years as Industry Leader at Lubricant company dedicated to Metal Rolling

TotalEnergies Lubfrifiants SA

Energy
Main Auditorium
17:00
|
17:45

Cutting industrial heat emissions for clean growth

Whilst the production of steel, glass, cement and chemicals each involves distinct processes, they all demand continuous, high temperature heat, which today is almost exclusively achieved by burning fossil fuels. How industries generate high temperature in heavy industry will have to change to reach zero emissions. This session will explore the benefits, barriers and applications of technologies and options with real world examples including carbon neutral electrification, green hydrogen, biomass, concentrated solar power and carbon capture and storage (CCS) or usage (CCU). What are the opportunities for industries to collaborate and accelerate change?

Moderator Oscar Verheijen, Chairman, GlassTrend


  • Matthias Beyer, Senior Business Developer, E.ON
  • Chris Dye, Category Manager – Global Renewable Energy, NSG Pilkington
  • Sander Gersen Ph.D, Principal Specialist Combustion Processes, DNV
  • Peter Handley, Head of the Energy-Intensive Industries and Raw Materials Unit, Directorate-General for Growth, European Commission
  • Dr Christian Thiele, CEO, EnergyNest
Speaker

Oscar Verheijen

Chairman, GlassTrend Board & Technology & Innovation Manager for Sustainable Glass Production

CelSian

In 1995, Oscar Verheijen started his career in the glass industry. Since then, he has worked on various topics including optimization of process and product quality and reducing energy and emission at glass production.

Sustainability has always been of major interest to Oscar, leading him to become business development manager for technology development of sustainable energy like biofuels and photovoltaics.

In 2013, Oscar joined CelSian with a current position of Technology and Innovation Manager for sustainable glass production. CelSian is a technology provider for the global glass industry and its suppliers. Oscar’s activities focus on the feasibility of hydrogen combustion in glass furnaces, electrification of glass melting processes, implementation of low carbon emitting raw materials, and decarbonization road-mapping.

Since January 2021, Oscar has become chairman of the GlassTrend Board. GlassTrend is an international platform of 55 glass producing companies and their suppliers and supports the glass industry by knowledge sharing and pre-competitive R&D in the field of smart and sustainable glass production. In addition, Oscar represents the Dutch Glass Association (VNG) at EU level by participating in Glass Alliance Europe’s environmental committee.

As decarbonization is a global challenge that needs to be combatted by all emitting sectors, joining forces between various industries is of key importance to enhance our transition towards a sustainable future.

CelSian

Speaker

Matthias Beyer

Senior Business Developer

E.ON

Matthias is an expert for holistic decentralized, decarbonized and digitalized power, heat and cooling solution for energy intensive industries. Currently he is responsible for several large scale project developments in Europe and the development of new ways to supply datacenters. Before that, he held various positions within E.ON Group and worked in the group energy management of Volkswagen. Matthias graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Economics.

E.ON

Speaker

Chris Dye

Category Manager – Global Renewable Energy

NSG Pilkington

Chris Dye works in NSG Group’s Energy Procurement team as Category Manager for Renewable Energy.

His major role is to support NSG Group decarbonise it’s operations around the world through the sourcing of renewable energy. Chris has specific experience in implementing onsite solar PV projects and offsite corporate Power Purchase Agreements.

Chris holds a BSc in Geography from University of Liverpool and he is based in NSG Group’s Lathom office in UK.

NSG Pilkington

Speaker

Sander Gersen

Principal Specialist Combustion Processes

DNV

Sander Gersen is an expert in combustion processes. He is involved in several projects to assess the impact of the introduction of “new” (sustainable) fuels on the performance end-use equipment such as gas engines and industrial burners.

Sander finished his PhD on the experimental study of the autoignition properties of methane/hydrogen mixtures in 2007 at the University of Groningen. Sander is the project leader of the TKI project “Hydrogen as a fuel for heating processes”. Sander published more than 40 papers in scientific journals regarding gas quality measurements, combustion behavior of gaseous fuels and gas interchangeability.

DNV

Speaker

Peter Handley

Head of the Energy-Intensive Industries and Raw Materials Unit, Directorate-General for Growth

European Commission

Peter Handley is, since September 2017, Head of the Energy-Intensive Industries and Raw Materials Unit in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Growth.

He was previously Head of the Resource Efficiency Unit at the Secretariat-General, where he was responsible for coordination of Energy Union, 2030 climate and energy package, low emission mobility strategy and the circular economy.

European Commission

Speaker

Dr Christian Thiele

CEO

EnergyNest

Christian has been CEO of EnergyNest since 2014. He holds over 20 years’ experience in product development and executing market entries in the international tech sector in Europe, USA, Japan, China, India and UAE. Christian is focusing on the future-oriented implementation of industrial energy storage solutions, to the benefit of both businesses and environment. Earlier stations in his career include Senvion, McKinsey, UBS Investment Bank and BMW Group. Christian holds a PhD in Marketing and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to university, he completed his military service and participated in NATO’s peace-keeping mission in former Yugoslavia.

EnergyNest

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
17:05
|
17:45

The Role of CCUS in heavy industry’s transition to net zero

According to the IEA reaching net zero will be virtually impossible with carbon capture, utilisation and storage. Yet CCUS is at early stage of development in the cement and steel sectors. What steps need to be taken by government and industry to drive CCUS development and deployment?

Moderator: Lina Strandvåg Nagell, Sustainable Finance & Economy Manager, Bellona

  • Dr Marlene Arens, Manager Associations Europe & Global, HeidelbergCement Group
  • Lee Beck, International Director for Carbon Capture, Clean Air Task Force
  • Prof Dr ir Earl Goetheer, Principal Scientist, TNO and professor, TU Delft
Speaker

Lina Strandvåg Nagell

Sustainable Finance & Economy Manager

Bellona

Lina holds two B.A’s from the University of Bergen, Comparative Politics and Economics. She also holds an M.A in Energy Politics (ENERPO) with a particular focus on the financialisation of commodities and oil price volatility from the European University at St. Petersburg, and an LLM in International Law with specialisation in Political Economy and particular focus on capital requirements of banks, investment and trade law from the Brussels School of International Studies. Prior to her engagement with Bellona she has worked with consumer rights in finance, as well as policy fields related to finance, banking and energy. At Bellona Europa, Lina focuses on issues related to the Sustainable Economy.

Bellona

Speaker

Dr Marlene Arens

Senior Manager Association Affairs

HeidelbergCement

Marlene Arens is Senior Manager Association Affairs within the Department of Environmental Social Governance at HeidelbergCement. In this role she represents HeidelbergCement in major associations where the strategy to and the policy needs for a decarbonization of the cement industry are agreed on.

Before joining HeidelbergCement, she gained extensive knowledge on industry transition both from an academic point of view as well as the from the industry perspective as she was in applied research at the intersection of industry, policy and research. Assignments for the European Commission and the German Government provided her with insights from the policymakers perspective.

Marlene has obtained a Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering and a PhD from the Utrecht University in the field of Resources, Innovation and Technological change.

HeidelbergCement

Speaker

Eadbhard Pernot

Policy Associate

Clean Air Task Force

Eadbhard Pernot joined CATF in September of 2021 as Policy Associate, Carbon Capture. In this role, he supports the carbon capture team in developing and implementing carbon capture policy advocacy in the European Union. Prior to CATF, Eadbhard was an Academic Program Manager at the Technical University of Berlin where he coordinated the International and European Energy Law program. Previously, he was a Researcher at the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability at the University of Groningen, where he researched the construction of energy islands as part of the North Sea Energy consortium. He holds an LLB in Law and German from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM in Energy and Climate Law from the University of Groningen.

Clean Air Task Force

Speaker

Prof Dr ir Earl Goetheer

Principal Scientist

TNO

Prof. Dr. ir. Earl Goetheer graduated for his MSc. (specialization organic chemistry and process engineering) at the Wageningen University and has more than 15 years of experience in chemical engineering since.

He obtained a PhD in chemical engineering from the TUE. Dr Goetheer is now working as principal scientist at TNO on the development of CO2 capture and utilization processes. He has been leading activities from TNO on implementation of CO2 capture for a broad range of industries (eg. waste to energy plants, power plants, biogas units, cement plants).

He has published more than 100 publications and more than 45 patents related to process engineering. He has been appointed as part time professor at the TUDELFT on the field of large scale energy storage in 2018. His research focus is on electrochemical conversion of CO2 to useful products.

TNO

Evolve

Wednesday 29th June 2022

Time Session title Stream
Main Auditorium
09:00
|
09:10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Speaker

The Honorable Michael Adler

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA

US Embassy Brussels

Michael M. Adler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador on December 17 and sworn in on December 21, 2021.

As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adler Group, Inc., one of South Florida’s largest and most successful real estate companies, Adler played a significant role in the growth and development of South Florida as a major center for international trade. Adler Group, Inc., formed in 1978, is a multi-profile real estate firm covering markets from South Florida to Texas and the Mid-Atlantic, and offering services in such areas as development, general contracting, real estate brokerage, leasing, and property management.

Adler has been heavily involved in many charities, nonprofits, higher education institutions, and Jewish advocacy groups. Among other activities, Adler served as Chairman of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Board of Trustees and Vice Chairman of Florida International University’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to being a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is also a proud ‘Miami Hurricanes’ athletics supporter since graduating from the University of Miami in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

US Embassy Brussels

Keynote
Main Auditorium
09:15
|
10:00

Global cooperation for green industrial transitions

What is it? Why is it important? And what are governments and stakeholders doing about it?

Moderator: Chris Bayliss, Director of Standards, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

  • Juliana Bruwer, Solution Management and Sustainability Expert, Mill Products and Mining Industry Business Unit, SAP
  • Dr Christoph Jaekel, Head of Corporate Sustainability, BASF
  • Oscar Verheijen, Chairman, GlassTrend Board & Technology & Innovation Manager for Sustainable Glass Production, CelSian
Speaker

Chris Bayliss

Director of Standards

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Chris Bayliss joined ASI in May 2021 and is based in London. As Director of Standards, he leads the ongoing development and implementation of ASI Standards to promote the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

With degrees in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge and the University of London, Chris’s interest has always been in the intersection and interdependence of ecological potential (“nature”), human institutions (“culture”), socio-economic praxis (individual relationships) and time. The crises of modernity are rooted in the misalignment of these enablers of human well-being.

Chris has two decades of experience in the sustainability of the aluminium sector. In various roles at the International Aluminium Institute, Chris led the development and implementation of science based approaches to improving occupational health and well-being, reducing sector wide greenhouse gas emissions and maximising the enabling potential of aluminium products in sustainable socio-economic systems (www.thealuminiumstory.com).

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Speaker

Juliana Bruwer

Solution Management and Sustainability Expert, Mill Products and Mining Industry Business Unit

SAP

Juliana has spent more than 20 years consulting to a range of global SAP customers in multiple industries, including Mining, Metals, Chemical and Process plant, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Discrete Manufacturing. Previously, Juliana worked as a principal pyrometallurgist, conducting research and development in the base metal and platinum industry.

SAP

Speaker

Dr Christoph Jaekel

Head of Corporate Sustainability

BASF

Professional Experience

May 2019 2014 – 2019

2012 – 2014

2011 – 2012

2010 – 2011 2006 – 2010

2002 – 2006

Vice President Sustainability Strategy
Strategy Expert at BASF’s Strategic Planning Department

 Covering various strategic topics in BASF’s up- and downstream businesses

Business Director Battery Materials North America and Europe within BASF’s Battery Materials Global Business Unit

 Responsible for European and North American Battery Materials Business, leading marketing & sales teams in Europe and North America

Senior Manager Global Business Development Electrolytes at BASF’s Intermediates Division

 Responsible for global business development activities for electrolytes as functional materials for lithium ion batteries

Product Manager for solvents at BASF’s Intermediates Division

Head of the Catalysis Research Laboratory, a strategic collaboration of BASF and Heidelberg University

Research Scientist at BASF

Education & Academic Experience

2001 – 2002 Postdoc: Stanford University, U.S.A
1998 – 2001 Ph. D. thesis (Chemistry): University of Bonn, Germany

BASF

Speaker

Oscar Verheijen

Chairman, GlassTrend Board & Technology & Innovation Manager for Sustainable Glass Production

CelSian

In 1995, Oscar Verheijen started his career in the glass industry. Since then, he has worked on various topics including optimization of process and product quality and reducing energy and emission at glass production.

Sustainability has always been of major interest to Oscar, leading him to become business development manager for technology development of sustainable energy like biofuels and photovoltaics.

In 2013, Oscar joined CelSian with a current position of Technology and Innovation Manager for sustainable glass production. CelSian is a technology provider for the global glass industry and its suppliers. Oscar’s activities focus on the feasibility of hydrogen combustion in glass furnaces, electrification of glass melting processes, implementation of low carbon emitting raw materials, and decarbonization road-mapping.

Since January 2021, Oscar has become chairman of the GlassTrend Board. GlassTrend is an international platform of 55 glass producing companies and their suppliers and supports the glass industry by knowledge sharing and pre-competitive R&D in the field of smart and sustainable glass production. In addition, Oscar represents the Dutch Glass Association (VNG) at EU level by participating in Glass Alliance Europe’s environmental committee.

As decarbonization is a global challenge that needs to be combatted by all emitting sectors, joining forces between various industries is of key importance to enhance our transition towards a sustainable future.

CelSian

Environment
Hall 10 Theatre
09:30
|
10:10

The green and digital ‘twin’ transition

The digitalization of hard-to-abate production sectors has the potential for continuous improvements regarding costs, quality, energy consumption and sustainability performance.

This panel of experts will discuss the current and upcoming developments in digital transformation to reach net zero from artificial intelligence, machine learning, energy data to demand response. What are the challenges that need to be addressed and how do businesses need to adapt their operating model from organizational structures, capabilities, infrastructure and processes in order to fully realise the opportunities.

Moderator: Alex West, Senior Principal Analyst for the Manufacturing Technology Group, Omdia

  • Pablo Diaz Rego, Digital Transformation Manager Europe, Alcoa
  • Friedrich Richter, SVP Strategy, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric
  • Fokion Tasoulas, Group Engineering & Technology Executive Director, Titan Cement
  • Stefan Weisenberger, Global VP, Head of Industry Business Unit Mill Products & Mining, SAP
Speaker

Alex West

Senior Principal Analyst for the Manufacturing Technology Group

Omdia

Alex West is a Senior Principal Analyst for the Manufacturing Technology Group at Omdia tracking developments in the manufacturing sector across both process and discrete industries, he currently leads Omdia’s Industrial IoT research area, looking at the technologies and applications transforming the manufacturing sector, with a particular focus on the role of digital transformation in enabling sustainability.

Omdia

Speaker

Pablo Diaz Rego

Digital Transformation Manager Europe

Alcoa

Pablo is Digital Transformation Manager Europe within the Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence in Alcoa. Currently leading the Digital Transformation of the four Operations facilities in Europe: Mosjoen and Lista in Norway, Fjardaal in Iceland, and San Ciprián in Spain. Portland in Australia is also part of the scope.

He joined Digital Transformation group after 15 years in the company working on different positions as part of Operations, Supply Chain, and IT.

Digital Transformation role is about carrying complex operational problems and design practical and efficient digital and automation solutions, transforming the work practices with a focus on increased safety, sustainability, and productivity.

Pablo has obtained a Bachelor’s Begree in Computer Science and A Master’s Degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management from the University of Barcelona and OBS Business School.

Alcoa

Speaker

Friedrich Richter

SVP Strategy, Industrial Automation

Schneider Electric

Friedrich leads the global strategy for the industrial automation business, which provides Schneider Electric customers with software and automation solutions to help them on their journeys towards digital transformation and sustainability. He drives the strategic plan for the industrial automation business, including M&A and partnerships strategy.

Friedrich is a former Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients across advanced manufacturing and high tech industries on growth strategy and tactics, marketing, sales, and M&A activities.

Friedrich started his career in the telecommunications equipment industry, where he held various management positions in pre-sales and product management with Alcatel-Lucent.

Friedrich holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Sciences in Energy and Telecommunications from Centrale-Supelec.

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Fokion Tasoulas

Group Innovation & Technology Director, Group Executive Committee Member

Titan Cement International (Cyprus)

Fokion Tasoulas has worked for Titan Cement Group since 1989 and has held a number of technical, managerial and executive positions. He has been a member of the Group Executive Committee since 2017 and, as of October 2020, he holds the position of Group Innovation and Technology Director, leading Digital Transformation projects with a focus on Assets’ optimization and Reliability improvements with AI and big data analytics.

Prior to his current role, he served as Group Engineering and Technology Director for eight years. He has also covered various roles within the Group including, among others, Regional Director for Egypt, Albania and Kosovo, with P&L responsibilities for those countries, and Vice President, Cement and Aggregates Operations in the Florida Business Unit of Titan America. While in Titan America, he was responsible for the cement and aggregates operations at the Pennsuco plant in Medley, Florida, and had technical oversight of the Roanoke cement plant in Roanoke, Virginia.

Fokion Tasoulas earned his Master’s degree in Mining and Metallurgy, Engineering, from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece.

Titan Cement International (Cyprus)

Speaker

Stefan Weisenberger

Global VP, Head of Industry Business Unit Mill Products & Mining

SAP

Global VP, Head of Industry Business Unit Mill Products & Mining at SAP, has deep roots in the manufacturing and natural resource industries. With almost 25 years of experience, Stefan has helped many customers with real world business process challenges transform and solve business problems with a portfolio of solutions targeting sustainability, circular economy, heavy manufacturing & resource industries.

SAP

Evolve
RT-2
09:45
|
10:30

ROUNDTABLE: What role will on-site solar power play for the future industrial manufacturing site?

Roundtable discussion. Capacity per room = 10 pax

Solar power plays a key role in the European energy transition. In order to meet the 1,5 degree target, Europe needs to achieve at least 45% renewable energy generation by 2030. On-site solar could stand for more than half of the required build out of solar power - being one of the fastest and most resource-efficient ways to reach the target.


At the same time, buyers find it challenging. Will the installation interfere with production at site? Is the roof condition good enough? What are the applicable laws and regulations? As a result, on-site solar is largely an untapped resource among industrial manufacturers.


Join us in a roundtable discussion focusing on how industrial manufacturers can use on-site solar as a key part of their renewable energy procurement and discuss how to overcome barriers and de-risk projects, so that we can unleash the full potential of on-site solar in Europe.

Speaker

Ellen Ekblom

Head of Marketing & CX

Alight Energy

Ellen is the Head of Marketing and Customer Experience at Alight, a pan-European specialist in solar power purchase agreements.

Ellen has been in the solar market since 2017 as responsible for Alight’s customer success unit. She has experience from supporting large corporations in deploying solar, both on-site and off-site, all the way from feasibility and decision process to implementation and follow-up. Prior to joining Alight, Ellen worked as a management consultant at Capgemini Invent and PwC, focusing on digital transformation and strategy. Ellen holds a master’s degree in finance and accounting from Stockholm School of Economics.

Alight Energy

Speaker

Johan Hernström

Client Executive

Alight Energy

Johan is a Client Executive at Alight where he helps C&I customers with multi-site, multi-country onsite solar rollouts. He currently supports several global industrial companies with projects in Sweden, UK, Poland, Italy and Spain. Prior to joining Alight, Johan worked 10+ years as management consultant -at Accenture and within the Kinnevik group- and has extensive experience in implementing change at global clients.

Alight Energy

Roundtables
Main Auditorium
10:05
|
10:20

Decarbonizing industry through electrification

The practical alternative to hydrogen: Hydrogen is often promoted as a silver bullet for decarbonizing high-temperature furnaces across the industrial sector. In reality, the production, transportation, storage, and combustion of hydrogen in order to produce heat is an incredibly inefficient and expensive use of the renewable electricity required to produce it, particularly when compared to the alternative solution: electrification.

Plasma torches are an electric, zero GHG solution to decarbonize any high temperature furnace applications, directly converting electricity into heat.

Speaker

David D'Aoust

Business Development Manager

Pyrogenesis Canada

David D’Aoust is a Business Development Manager for PyroGenesis Canada. David is passionate about building technologies and services that enable the decarbonization and valorization of landfill waste streams within the industrial sector, and simultaneously drive operational and cost benefits to production lines.

Pyrogenesis Canada

Environment
Hall 10 Theatre
10:15
|
10:30

Free fair and sustainable trade

Europe needs a free, fair, and sustainable rules-based trade system. European industrial network operates with the highest environmental and social standards. Our alliance - AEGIS Europe - brings together more than 20 European manufacturing associations from metals and ceramics to transportation industries. We are committed to manufacturing in the EU while strengthening the EU’s strategic autonomy and contributing to its sustainability goals. Our trade partners should play by the same rules to ensure a level global playing field in trade. However, several of our trade partners violate international trade rules through state intervention, leading to significant global market distortions. The EU must develop stronger tools to confront new challenges and ensure a level playing field.

Speaker

Inès Van Lierde

Chair

AEGIS Europe

Inès Van Lierde is Chair of AEGIS Europe, the industry alliance representing about 20 key industries aiming to promote manufacturing investment, innovation, jobs and growth in Europe.

Inès Van Lierde is also Secretary General of Euroalliages, the association representing European ferro-alloys and silicon producers.

Since 2012, Inès acts as Chair of the Business Europe Trade Policy Instruments Working Group.

Inès has worked in the field of trade defence and commercial policy issues for more than thirty years, both in the private sector (Eurometaux, Euroalliages, CASI Institute) and in the European Commission Directorate General for Trade, as Head of Sector leading the Complaints Office (Anti-Dumping Service).

AEGIS Europe

Evolve
Main Auditorium
10:20
|
10:45

Refreshments and Networking in Hall 10

Networking
Hall 10 Theatre
10:30
|
10:45

Refreshments and Networking

Networking
Main Auditorium
10:45
|
11:30

Financing the energy transition: policies and actions for scaling investment

The decarbonisation of heavy industry is going to require significant investment and innovative financing. Whilst sustainable investment has rapidly increased, major barriers need to be tackled to scale up and speed up low carbon investment in hard to abate sectors. In this panel a group of experts will look at tangible and proven solutions for unlocking capital:

Policies for creating a level playing field and enabling low carbon materials to compete

Enhancing dialogue between industry and financiers

The role of public and private finance

What finance mechanisms are needed to make projects feasible?

Moderator: Jurei Yada, Program Leader for EU Sustainable Finance, E3G

  • Manuela Stefania Fulga, Platform Curator, World Economic Forum LLC
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds
  • Dimitri Koufos, Head of Sustainable Business, Industry & Agriculture - Climate Strategy and Delivery, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Mike Peirce, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Climate Group
Speaker

Jurei Yada

Program Leader for EU Sustainable Finance

E3G

Jurei Yada is Programme Leader for EU Sustainable Finance at E3G, where she leads the organization’s work to promote high-ambition European sustainable finance policy and support the creation of transformative international finance norms. In this role, she drives engagement with policymakers, stakeholder coalitions and partners from across the European sustainable finance landscape.

Jurei joined E3G from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she drove initiatives on sustainable finance and development data, working together with the United Nations, World Bank, and other bilateral and multilateral agencies. Prior to that, she was Deputy Head of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation hosted at the International Energy Agency (IEA), where she led collaborative activities involving the G20, EU member governments and private sector representatives on energy transition finance, among other issues.

E3G

Speaker

Manuela Stefania Fulga

Platform Curator

World Economic Forum LLC

Manuela S. Fulga leads the “Financing the Transition to a Net-Zero Future” initiative of the World Economic Forum, facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration to scale the mobilization of capital in support of decarbonization technologies. She also manages the Forum’s Banking and Capital Markets community, bringing together world leaders from governments, international organizations, academia and private financial institutions to address global challenges related to sustainability and enabling the financial ecosystem to move from commitments to action. She previously worked for the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, a collaboration of the Forum with the OECD to scale SDG investments in emerging and developing economies. Before the Forum, Manuela contributed to the implementation of ESG investments in UBS Wealth Management. She holds a BSc in International Economics, Management and Finance from Bocconi University, and completed Executive Education from Harvard Kennedy School.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuela-fulga/

World Economic Forum LLC

Speaker

Sean Kidney

CEO

Climate Bonds

Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO, working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, ASEAN and Africa; and market tracking services for the green bonds industry. He is a member of the European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance, and was a member of its predecessors, the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. He is also a member of green finance committees in China, India, Mexico and Kazakhstan. Sean is also a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.

Climate Bonds

Speaker

Dimitri Koufos

Head of Sustainable Business, Industry & Agriculture - Climate Strategy and Delivery

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Dimitrios Koufos has more than thirty years of practical experience in areas such as Production Technology & Process Optimization, Production Μanagement Systems, Energy & Environmental Technology, Energy & Environmental Legislation/Reporting, Supply Chain Management, Technology Strategy, Investment Analysis, Corporate & Project Finance, in companies like Shell, Motor Oil Hellas, TITAN Cement, and currently in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) . Throughout his career he has held positions various positions such as:

  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Supply Chain Analyst
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Coordinator

Currently he is a the Head of the Sustainable Business and Industry in the Climate Strategy and Delivery team of the EBRD, where amongst others he leads on transactions: Responsible for the energy efficiency & climate change transactions for the entire life cycle: origination, due diligence, , EPC contract negotiation for the industrial and natural resources sectors of the Bank; Business Development & Strategy: Developments regarding new legislation (EU-ETS Phase III, Industrial Emissions Directive, Water Framework Directive –Efficiency, Biofuels, etc) and new technologies (CCS, Associated Petroleum Gas, Geothermal, Biofuels, etc); Monitoring and implementation of relevant general financial and climate finance indicators at project and macro level. Assistance in implementation of programs for grant financing in key countries, i.e. Russia and subsequently leading the analogous projects for business development

Dimitris has practical field experience in variety of production processes and systems and has evaluated technologies and the respective business cases studies ranging from greenfield investments, to plant modernization and upgrades, energy management, environmental compliance issues, product compliance requirements around the world. His studies include an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management , an MSc in Process Control from the University of Connecticut (Scholarship from the University Research Centre) and a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras. Also he is certified from the College of Petroleum and Energy Studies of Oxford University in the following:

  • Linear Programming in Refinery and Supply Planning
  • International Oil Supply, Transportation, Refining and Trading

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

Speaker

Mike Peirce

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Climate Group

Mike leads our portfolio of global campaigns that are designed to secure climate commitment and action from the world’s most influential companies: from growing demand for renewable energy (RE100), electric vehicles (EV100) and low carbon steel (SteelZero), to investing in smart energy systems (EP100) including cooling technologies and LED lighting.

Mike has worked with companies across the world on climate and sustainability issues since 1998, spending more than a decade at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), including as Director of Executive Programmes and Director of Strategy & Communications.

Before joining CISL, he was Chief Operating Officer of AccountAbility where he led the development of the AA1000 framework for sustainability accounting and reporting. Mike started his career as a business consultant for the COBA Group, following studies in politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Oxford, and international relations at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Climate Group

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
10:45
|
11:30

All about policy

Two years ago, the European Commission unveiled its new Industrial Strategy with measures to support industrial decarbonisation and Circular Economy Action Plan to help Europe transition to a more resilient and less wasteful economy. As the plans are translated into legislation and targets, come with your questions for experts who can help you navigate what you need to know about the EU’s next steps, policies and measures for advancing material efficiency in the cement, steel, aluminium, chemicals and glass sectors.

Moderator: Melanie Williams, CEO, Melanie Williams Consulting

  • Martin Adams, Head of Health and Sustainable Resource Use (HSR), European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Dr Max Åhman, Associate Professor in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies at Lund University
  • Dr Jörg Rothermel, Managing Director Energy, Climate Protection, Raw MaterialsGerman Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
  • Ilhan Savut, Lead Analyst - Circular Economy, BloombergNEF
Speaker

Melanie Williams

CEO

Melanie Williams Consulting

Melanie is an ASI registered specialist, helping companies implement the requirements of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. She started her career with BP, spending ten years developing new processes for the chemicals and refining businesses. She also worked in technology licensing, intellectual property management and competitor analysis for BP. Melanie has extensive experience of environmental measurement from her work as Group Leader for SERCO at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK, for over ten years. In 2012 Melanie started her own company, which offers strategic consulting and practical support on sustainability and the environment, working with processors, producers, and sustainability schemes. Melanie has an MA in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge.

Melanie Williams Consulting

Speaker

Martin Adams

Head of Health and Sustainable Resource Use (HSR)

European Environment Agency (EEA)

Martin Adams leads the programme on Health and Sustainable Resource Use at the European Environment Agency (EEA).

This programme supports EEA’s member countries and other EU institutions in the key policy areas of environment and health (addressing air pollution, chemicals and environmental noise), as well as on circular economy and resource use.

Martin has worked at the EEA since 2007 in a variety of expert and management roles including earlier heading the Agency’s group on air pollution, transport and noise. Prior to joining the EEA, Martin worked for a UK based environmental consultancy.

European Environment Agency (EEA)

Speaker

Dr Max Åhman

Associate Professor in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies

Lund University

Dr. Max Åhman, Associate Professor in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies at Lund University.

Max Åhman has +20 years experiences from both academia, civil service and industry on working with energy and climate policy. Max has spent the past 10 years analyzing global and European climate policy and energy intensive industries.

He is currently working on deep decarbonization options and policy for steel industry and also for petrochemicals industry.

Lund University

Speaker

Dr Jörg Rothermel

Managing Director Energy, Climate Protection, Raw Materials

German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

  • Born: December 31st , 1960
  • University studies in chemistry (PhD 1989)
  • 1990 – 1997 working for a chemical company in different functions
  • Since 1997 working for the German Chemical Industry association (VCI)
  • 1997 – 2000 Expert for Clean air Issues and climate change policy
  • 2001- 2008 Managing Director of the Sector Group Organic Chemical Industry which is the most energy intensive sector within the chemical Industry.
  • Expert for climate change policy, emissions trading, energy policy and raw materials policy including renewable raw materials
  • Since 2009 Executive Director Energy, Climate Protection, Raw Materials
  • Since 2001 member of the board of the German Agency for renewable raw materials (FNR); 2005 to 2007 and again since 2010 chairman of the board
  • Since 2010: Managing director of a group of energy intensive industries in Germany (EID)

German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

Speaker

Ilhan Savut

Lead Analyst - Circular Economy

BloombergNEF

Ilhan Savut sits in BloombergNEF’s Sustainable Materials team, which focuses on how emerging materials and manufacturing technologies can help decarbonize industry.

He writes about the circular economy, sustainability and materials innovation, working with BNEF’s commodities teams to assess the long-term impact on these markets. Ilhan holds a BSc in Chemistry from Duke University and an MSc in Energy Economics from University College London. He is based in our London office.

BloombergNEF

Environment
RT-1
11:00
|
11:45

ROUNDTABLE: Race to the smart bottle

Roundtable discussion. Capacity per room = 10 pax

Encirc is one of the most sustainable and forward-thinking manufacturers in the world, responsible for making and filling billions of glass containers every year.

In this open roundtable session, Oliver Harry, PR and Communications Manager at Encirc, will host a quick-fire discussion shedding light on the most viable routes towards the creation of zero-emission glass.

Completed by other leaders in the glass and beverages sectors, the panel will talk through key decarbonisation challenges, as well as the need for increased supply chain & operational digitalisation.

Speaker

Oliver Harry

Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications

Encirc

Encirc

Roundtables
Main Auditorium
11:35
|
12:00

Cross-cutting company roadmap to decarbonisation

In this session Linde will share their experiences on rising to the challenge of decarbonisation as well as the differences and similarities of strategies and approach between the various sectors within the company.

  • Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc
Speaker

Joachim von Schéele

Director Global Commercialization

Linde plc

Joachim von Schéele received his MSc in Process Metallurgy and PhD in Production Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden in 1987 and 1992, respectively.

With a mix of steel research and consultancy background, Joachim von Schéele joined the industrial gases industry in 1996. Since then, he has served in many different technical and commercial management roles at AGA, BOC and Linde, and been actively doing business in more than 40 countries around the world. The last decade he was based in Asia, first in India as VP for South Asia and then in China heading Application Sales for Asia-Pacific. He is very much engaged in driving the sustainability agenda – with focus on decarbonization – and involving and co-operating with Linde’s customers on this topic to achieve joint progress and success.

Joachim von Schéele is a well-known speaker and has published more than 220 papers on energy and emission conservation, recycling, and production. He has served as a member of more than 30 boards of companies, associations, and research and education organizations, and as session chairman at many conferences. He is included in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Engineering, and Who’s Who in Asia. Joachim von Schéele holds seven patents related to combustion and recycling, and is based in Munich, Germany.

Linde plc

Environment
Hall 10 Theatre
11:35
|
11:50

Energy efficiency contribution to the decarbonisation of heavy industries

The EU Green Deal is the Union’s strategy for achieving a 55% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030, on the path towards full decarbonisation by 2050. In the current context of high energy prices and a need to reduce our dependence on Russian fossil fuel imports, it has never been more important to focus on energy efficiency as a means to reduce energy costs in industry and increase the resilience of our economy.

  • Robert Nuij, Deputy Head of Unit for Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission
Speaker

Robert Nuij

Deputy Head of Unit for Energy Efficiency, DG Energy

European Commission

Robert works for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, as deputy Head of Unit for energy efficiency policy and financing. In this capacity, he has joint responsibility for implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Efficiency First principle, and for scaling up financial support for energy efficiency measures across the EU. Before becoming deputy Head of Unit, he was responsible for the implementation of ecodesign and energy labelling policy, and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. He started his career in the European Commission as a policy officer in the Directorate-General for Environment where he was involved in developing integrated product policy and the European Eco-label. Subsequently, he worked for the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in the area of product safety. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Nuij worked as a senior consultant for an international environmental consultancy with an emphasis on environmental product policy, eco-design and waste management. Mr. Nuij holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.

European Commission

Evolve
Hall 10 Theatre
11:55
|
12:10

How supply chain planning helps companies respond to disruptions and reach their sustainability goals

Leveraging the power of data and artificial intelligence is crucial to help companies make better decisions. By incorporating standards-based sustainability metrics and analytics directly into a live, digital model of the extended enterprise, companies can detect demand and supply risks and opportunities, evaluate what-if scenarios in real-time, match demand and supply intelligently, and drive alignment across their entire value chain—all with full consideration of the relevant sustainability dimensions. Better decisions for companies, a better outcome for our planet.

  • Koen Jacobs, VP Industrial Manufacturing, o9 Solutions
  • Further speaker tbc
Speaker

Koen Jacobs

VP Industrial Manufacturing

o9 Solutions

Koen Jacobs is Vice President at o9 Solutions leading the EMEA Industrial Manufacturing Industry team. Koen is focussed on helping industrial clients address industry challenges through transforming supply chain planning leveraging o9's next-gen platform.

o9 Solutions

Evolve
RT-2
12:00
|
12:45

ROUNDTABLE Hosted by Fero Labs: Leading the Factory of the Future: How Machine Learning can contribute to decarbonization without deindustrialization?

Maximum 10 pax per session

Speaker

Tim Eschert

Country Manager

Fero Labs

Tim has extensive experience in the automotive sector and robotics sector, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 20 companies. He holds a joint Bachelors and Masters degree in mechanical engineering and business administration from RWTH Aachen University. He is also a lecturer in Industry 4.0 and the application of machine learning to this field.

Fero Labs

Roundtables
Main Auditorium
12:05
|
12:35

How can supply chain traceability enable circular industrial manufacturing? Hosted by Circularise

Trust and traceability across supply chains are some of the key enablers of a circular economy. Accurate tracing where materials come from, and where they go, can identify opportunities to reduce, reuse, remanufacture, or recycle. Traceability also improves communication of data related to sustainability, ethical sourcing, and regulatory compliance.

Join us in a discussion organised by a leading supply chain traceability provider Circularise and a major manufacturer Mitsubishi Chemical.

You will learn about trends, opportunities, and barriers that are critical to address for a successful traceability effort. We will share Mitsubishi Chemical’s approach towards circularity and how Circularise’s blockchain powered Digital Product Passports can help on this mission.

  • Mesbah Sabur, Founder, Circularise
  • Henning Bloech, Global Director Sustainable Solutions, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
Speaker

Mesbah Sabur

Founder

Circularise

Mesbah Sabur learned the value of hard work as an Afghan refugee, whose family sought asylum in his adopted homeland of the Netherlands when he was just 7. His can-do philosophy — and his belief that it’s tough to solve big problems from inside big companies — inspired the creation four years ago of Circularise. The digital technology startup is using blockchain to create a platform for sharing data across supply chains. The ambition is to improve transparency so that companies can move toward more circular production processes, starting with the plastics sector.

Circularise

Speaker

Henning Bloech

Global Director Sustainable Solutions

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Henning Bloech has dedicated his career to moving business towards more sustainable and healthier products and processes. He has run certification programs, led corporate sustainability strategy, and advised organizations on addressing sustainability and environmental challenges.

In 2021, Henning joined Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) as Global Director Sustainable Solutions to execute and drive MCAMs global sustainability and circularity strategy.

Prior to his current role, Henning was leading the SCS Global Services business in Europe as Executive Director. He built the SCS presence in Europe and helped companies achieve their triple bottom line and turn complex challenges into opportunities through consulting and certification services.

As the Commercial Director of Building Performance Programs for UL Environment Henning led the development and commercialization of UL’s sustainable building performance initiatives, building indoor air quality related standards, programs, and certifications worldwide. Previously, he was responsible for strategy and business development of UL Environment and its programs and services in Europe and Asia.

Henning helped start GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) as its first employee in 2001 and as Executive Director he was instrumental in establishing the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification program as the world’s leading indoor air quality certification.

From 2006 until 2009, Henning was the Global Sustainability Director for INVISTA Performance Surfaces and Materials. He developed and led environmental strategies and programs for INVISTA Performance Surfaces and Materials businesses and brands including ANTRON® carpet fiber, STAINMASTER® carpet and CORDURA® fabric.

Henning has published numerous articles and business cases on sustainable product selection, indoor air quality, source control, and green procurement. He is an established speaker and has held training seminars and presentations on green design and indoor air quality at conferences and symposia around the world.

Henning Bloech holds a Masters Degree from Georg August University in Göttingen, Germany. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, he is an Alliance for Water Stewardship Accredited Specialist, he is a member of the WELL® Materials Advisory, he was a founding member of the Green Products Roundtable (now Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council), a member of the TFM Green Buildings Advisory Board, and of the Outdoor Industry Associations Sustainability Working Group. He currently lives in Göttingen, Germany.

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Environment
Hall 10 Theatre
12:35
|
12:50

The Foundation for Achieving Net Zero

Achieving a net-zero target is no simple feat, it entails transforming the majority of company operations, and even value chains. There's no cutting corners - according to the SBTi, a company cannot offset its way to net-zero emissions, as it undermines the need for structural changes to cut pollution. In this presentation, sustainability experts from SINAI will explore the pillars necessary for making deep decarbonization possible across hard-to-abate organizations.

  • Alisha Giglio, Climate Change Expert, SINAI Technologies
Speaker

Alisha Giglio

Climate Change Expert

SINAI Technologies

Alisha Giglio is a Climate Change Expert at SINAI Technologies, a leading decarbonization platform offering enterprise software to measure, analyze, price & reduce emissions.

Alisha has over 6 years of experience in climate change strategy, modelling, and policy, particularly in heavy emitting industrial sectors. Prior to SINAI, Alisha worked as an engineering consultant to many Fortune 500 companies in the Mining & Metals, Pulp & Paper, and Energy sectors, leading decarbonization strategy projects for over 50 industrial facilities. She is a technical expert in decarbonization solutions including carbon capture, hydrogen production and utilization, biofuels, renewable power, and industrial electrification.

Alisha is an entrepreneur with a technical soul, and strives to aid heavy emitting industrial sectors transform to net-zero by 2050. Alisha is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada, and holds a BASc in Engineering Chemistry from Queen's University (Canada), and a MASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

SINAI Technologies

Environment
Main Auditorium
12:40
|
12:55

Special Focus

This session will showcase real-life industry projects and applied solutions that are driving the low-carbon transition in the aluminium sector. Understand how industry peers and leaders are approaching the deployment challenge.

  • Kathrine Fog, Senior Vice President, Energy Strategy & Policy, Norsk Hydro
Speaker

Kathrine Fog

Head of Energy Strategy & Policy

Hydro

Kathrine Fog is Senior Vice President, Energy Strategy & Policy at Hydro, a fully integrated aluminium company with approx 30,000 employees in 40 countries.

In addition to production of primary aluminium, extruded products and recycling, Hydro also extracts bauxite, refines alumina and generates renewable energy to be the only 360° company of the global aluminium industry. Hydro has recently expanded its Energy business to include on- and offshore wind power, solar, batteries and hydrogen.

Her responsibilities cover the strategy process, long term energy market analysis, developing energy policy positions as well as sustainability in the Energy Business Area.
She has previously been responsible for the Corporate Strategy and Analysis unit, including the strategy process and analysis of industry structure, macro- and market analysis for the total aluminium value chain including energy, financial/project analysis, as well as trade and industrial policy.

Kathrine Fog has more than 30 years of experience across various business areas in Hydro, including from the Petrochemicals Division, Oil & Energy Markets, Energy Business Area, as well as corporate projects and Corporate Staffs. Her areas of experience cover commercial responsibilities, contract negotiations, raw materials supply and purchasing, market analysis, strategy development, political framework conditions and policy positioning.
She has a degree from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) in Oslo, Norway.

Hydro

Energy
Main Auditorium
13:00
|
14:00

Lunch and Networking held in Hall 10

Networking
Hall 10 Theatre
13:00
|
14:00

Lunch and Networking

Networking
Main Auditorium
13:45
|
14:00

Closing the Gap Between Corporate ESG Goals & Frontline Workers

Manufacturers are stepping up their ESG initiatives, but they often remain a top-floor discussion with limited visibility and accessibility to day-to-day frontline operations, where the real changes must actually happen in order to meet ESG goals. How can you get beyond the boardroom chatter and really implement the changes that your company needs?

Learn how connected worker digital tools and other technologies are critical to supporting and scaling ESG initiatives, and the practical steps you need to take to close the gap between the top floor and the shop floor.

  • Yasmin Zarabi, Head of ESG and General Counsel, Parsable
Speaker

Yasmin Zarabi

Head of ESG and General Counsel

Parsable

As Head of ESG and General Counsel at Parsable, Yasmin Zarabi consults with leading industrial organizations on their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) programs, while also being responsible for oversight and governance of all legal, compliance and regulatory matters at the company. Yasmin has more than 20 years of corporate legal experience spanning private technology startups and public companies, and brings deep legal knowledge and experience providing creative, strategic and tactical legal and ESG support to Parsable.

Parsable

Environment
Hall 10 Theatre
13:45
|
14:05

Greater climate transparency leveraged by data-driven decision making

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our century. That is why more and more political institutions and regions are paving the way towards a climate-neutral or even net zero economy, including the European Union with the Green Deal. To meet the ambitious yet also urgently needed target of net zero emissions by 2050, immense efforts are needed, not least from manufacturing companies, which have a special responsibility as one of the largest emitters.

Only those who measure and understand their corporate climate impact will be enabled to make the best decisions and take the necessary steps for the future. This requires reliable tools that help to cope with the complexity of the climate transparency and data challenge.

Marie-Lucie Linde, sustainability advisor at and for Cority, shows why digital tools - such as the Sustainability Performance Solution - are one of the key enablers of effective climate transparency through bold and data-driven decision making and actions.

Speaker

Marie-Lucie Linde

Sustainability Advisor

Cority

Marie is a certified CSR manager and an expert in the environmental and sustainability landscape. She brings her knowledge and practical experience in the field of corporate sustainability & communication to companies in order to motivate people to broaden their perspective of sustainability.

Cority

Environment
Main Auditorium
14:05
|
15:00

The Energy Innovation Challenge - Fast Tracking Clean Energy Technology For Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing

Clean energy technology Innovation is critical if Europe and other regions are to decarbonise heavy industries. At the moment the key solutions for achieving net zero goals in heavy industry sectors are known, but they are at early stages of development. Industrial applications of technologies such as carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen are,

in most cases, not yet commercially available. If that is to change researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, corporations and civil society need to work together to accelerate technology progress. What policy measures and incentives are required? What’s the role of business in strengthening technology transfer and best practice sharing? How can companies foster an innovative entrepreneurial culture to seize opportunities ahead of their competitors?

  • Moderator: Joachim von Schéele, Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc
  • Dr Sarah Connolly, Innovation Lead - Transforming Foundation Industries, Innovate UK
  • Dolf Gielen, Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Andrew Purvis, Director Sustainable Manufacturing, World Steel Association
  • Irina Gorbounova, General Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions, ArcelorMittal
Speaker

Joachim von Schéele

Director Global Commercialization

Linde plc

Joachim von Schéele received his MSc in Process Metallurgy and PhD in Production Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden in 1987 and 1992, respectively.

With a mix of steel research and consultancy background, Joachim von Schéele joined the industrial gases industry in 1996. Since then, he has served in many different technical and commercial management roles at AGA, BOC and Linde, and been actively doing business in more than 40 countries around the world. The last decade he was based in Asia, first in India as VP for South Asia and then in China heading Application Sales for Asia-Pacific. He is very much engaged in driving the sustainability agenda – with focus on decarbonization – and involving and co-operating with Linde’s customers on this topic to achieve joint progress and success.

Joachim von Schéele is a well-known speaker and has published more than 220 papers on energy and emission conservation, recycling, and production. He has served as a member of more than 30 boards of companies, associations, and research and education organizations, and as session chairman at many conferences. He is included in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Engineering, and Who’s Who in Asia. Joachim von Schéele holds seven patents related to combustion and recycling, and is based in Munich, Germany.

Linde plc

Speaker

Dr Sarah Connolly

Innovation Lead - Transforming Foundation Industries

Innovate UK; part of UKRI

Sarah is an Innovation Lead at Innovate UK, supporting the Foundation Industries to be sustainable and internationally competitive through collaborative R&D competitions and tailored sector support. The Foundation Industries comprise the metals, paper, glass, cement, ceramics and chemical industries. She works closely with industry to develop future technologies in areas such as energy efficiency & heat recovery, waste utilisation & symbiosis, and sensors, controls & digitalization. Beyond technical developments, her sector support work includes addressing the future skills gaps, ensuring the sector is inclusive and captures diverse innovation and workforce, and breaking down systemic innovation barriers.

Sarah has been in the Materials Processing Industry for the past 7 years, initially conducting research for the steel industry at both the University of Oxford and WMG, University of Warwick, before joining Innovate UK.

Innovate UK; part of UKRI

Speaker

Dolf Gielen

Director

IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre

IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre

Speaker

Andrew Purvis

Director Sustainable Manufacturing

World Steel Association

Andy Purvis is Director of Sustainable Manufacturing with the World Steel Association, a dynamic member-led industry association with a strong focus onsustainability.

Andy has worked in and around the steel industry for over 25years. He previously worked at Blue Scope Steel in Australia as Vice President Environment, responsible for environmental performance and greenhouse policy, as an advocate for climate action in Europe, and as a research Manager in the British and Dutch Steel industries. Andy has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds, an MBA from Warwick University and lives in Brussels with his family.

World Steel Association

Energy
Hall 10 Theatre
14:10
|
14:25

From Reforming to Transforming Foundation Industries with Circular Economy Strategies

For sustainability it is essential that average resource use per person is hugely reduced, for example in the UK it has to be halved. This presents a huge challenge for foundation industries and their supply chains. Foundation industries must reinvent themselves with new circular business models.

  • Dr Anne Velenturf, Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds and Technical Programme Manager, TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub
Speaker

Dr Anne Velenturf

Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds and Technical Programme Manager,

TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub

Dr Anne Velenturf is a Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy at the University of Leeds with a visiting position at Cranfield University. Anne is a circular economy expert working on the interface of research and practice, specialising in the facilitation of transformative change. She is the Technical Programme Manager of TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub which started in July 2021.

TransFIRe is an UKRI funded proactive, interdisciplinary and inclusive research and innovation hub that brings foundation industries and their communities together to support resource productivity, competitiveness, equal opportunities and climate action. TransFIRE investigates best practice to minimise resource use in common processes across foundation industries, use by-products through innovative industrial symbioses and develop community business models.

Anne previously coordinated the Resource Recovery from Waste programme which facilitated radical change in resource and waste management. She won the Poul La Cour Award 2021 for her collaborative research to integrate circular economy into the development, operation and end of use management of wind infrastructure, and is now developing a new research group on Wind Energy Lifecycle Sustainability. In 2021 she co-founded the Yorkshire Circular Lab to support implementation of a circular economy in Yorkshire. Anne holds various advisory positions for government, research councils and industry.

TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub

Environment
Hall 10 Theatre
14:30
|
15:15

Companies Leading The Way with 'Circular' Approaches and Processes

Early-adopter companies are embracing circular economy principles. How are end buyers collaborating with industry to consider circularity in design, manufacture circular products and use materials and resources more efficiently? And what are the lessons learned around putting these approaches into action?

  • Moderator: Dr Anne Velenturf, Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds and Technical Programme Manager, TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub
  • Irina Bakhtina, Chief Sustainability Officer, RUSAL
  • Babette Pettersen, VP Europe, LanzaTech
  • Gill Scheltjens, Co-Founder and CEO, D-CRBN
  • Bettina Siggelkow, Head of Sustainability Affairs, Clariant
Speaker

Dr Anne Velenturf

Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds and Technical Programme Manager,

TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub

Dr Anne Velenturf is a Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy at the University of Leeds with a visiting position at Cranfield University. Anne is a circular economy expert working on the interface of research and practice, specialising in the facilitation of transformative change. She is the Technical Programme Manager of TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub which started in July 2021.

TransFIRe is an UKRI funded proactive, interdisciplinary and inclusive research and innovation hub that brings foundation industries and their communities together to support resource productivity, competitiveness, equal opportunities and climate action. TransFIRE investigates best practice to minimise resource use in common processes across foundation industries, use by-products through innovative industrial symbioses and develop community business models.

Anne previously coordinated the Resource Recovery from Waste programme which facilitated radical change in resource and waste management. She won the Poul La Cour Award 2021 for her collaborative research to integrate circular economy into the development, operation and end of use management of wind infrastructure, and is now developing a new research group on Wind Energy Lifecycle Sustainability. In 2021 she co-founded the Yorkshire Circular Lab to support implementation of a circular economy in Yorkshire. Anne holds various advisory positions for government, research councils and industry.

TransFIRe – the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub

Speaker

Irina Bakhtina

Chief Sustainability Officer

RUSAL

RUSAL

Speaker

Babette Pettersen

VP Europe

LanzaTech

LanzaTech

Speaker

Gill Scheltjens

Co-Founder and CEO

D-CRBN

In 2013, Gill finished a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Brussels. During this PhD, plasma technology was used to deposit functional coatings on various substrates.

After this successful study, Gill was responsible for a spin-off trajectory of plasma coating technology from a Flemish research institution called VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) in Belgium.

This spin-off was founded in September 2017 in Luxembourg, where Gill started as Technology Director and where he was responsible for scaling the plasma coating technology from a lab environment towards industry.

It was during the coronavirus crisis that Gill was introduced to the work of Professor Annemie Bogaerts utilizing plasma to split CO2 in its original building blocks. It is a dream come true, to support D-CRBN on its mission to create a net zero society.

D-CRBN

Speaker

Bettina Siggelkow

Head of Sustainability Affairs

Clariant

Bettina Siggelkow is leading the corporate Sustainability Affairs group as part of Clariant’s Sustainability Transformation.

Bettina has nearly 20 years of commercial experience in specialty chemicals and polymers with P&L responsibility. In her current role she is responsible to foster Clariant transformation to a sustainable portfolio and culture, including responsibility for the right processes, the Portfolio Value Program and related EcoTain label, KPI’s and business support as well as the recently established corporate circular plastics program EcoCircle.

Next to Clariant, Bettina has held different strategic and marketing positions at LyondellBasell.

Bettina is German, holds a PhD in Chemistry and is located at Clariant’s innovation headquarter in Frankfurt.

Clariant

Environment

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