Christian Leroy joined European Aluminium in January 2014 as Consultant in charge of Innovation and Life 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 Director Innovation, managing the Innovation Hub of European Aluminium. This collaborative industrial platform aims to trigger research projects that target prioritised technology and raw materials challenges for decarbonising and circularising the industry. 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 secretariat is composed of a team of 4 experts and is involved in 10 collaborative projects, 7 of them being Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe projects.
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