Energy theatre


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Theatre Programme Day One: 28 June 2022

The Energy conference area 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 and applied solutions, as well as a look at the hype behind Hydrogen.

09.00 - 11.00 Welcome Speeches and Keynote Addresses in the Plenary Theatre

  • Anthony Hobley, Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership
  • Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission
  • Lord Barker of Battle, Executive Chairman, EN+ Group and former UK Energy and Climate Change Minister

11.30 - 12.15 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?

  • Pernelle Nunez, Deputy Secretary General / Director – Sustainability, International Aluminium Institute
  • Philippe Bastien, Chairman, Glass for Europe and Regional President, Building & Industrial Division of AGC Glass Europe
  • Christoph Jaekel, Head of Corporate Sustainability, BASF
  • Ian Riley, CEO, World Cement Association

12.15 - 12.30 Spotlight Session - ALTENEX ENERGY

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.30 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 COP26 CO2 reductions, means quite possibly that no one on the planet will be left unaffected. 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

14.30 - 15.00 Special Focus: Ørsted

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

15.00 - 15.30 Refreshment Break

15.30 - 16.15 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.

  • Johannes Trüby, Energy Markets & Modelling Practice, Deloitte France
  • Caroline Hillegeer, Chief Commercial Officer of the Hydrogen Business Unit, Engie
  • Francois Gilles, Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank
  • Axel Eggert, Director General, The European Steel, Association (EUROFER)
  • Pinakin Chaubal, Vice President and Group CTO , ArcelorMittal

16.30 - 17.00 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?

  • Chris Dye, Category Manager – Global Renewable Energy, NSG Pilkington

17.30 Drinks Reception

Theatre Programme Day Two: 29 June 2022

09.00 - 10.45 Speaker Hosted Roundtables - LIMITED ROUNDTABLES AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP
Interactive roundtable sessions of up to 10 delegates offer a unique opportunity to come together with peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing hard-to-abate manufacturing sectors. Each roundtable session lasts for 45 minutes, and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables.

10.45 - 11.15 Refreshment Break

11.15 - 12.00 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?

  • Dolf Gielen, Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Andrew Purvis, Director Safety Environment and Technology, World Steel Association
  • Dr Sarah Connolly, Innovation Lead - Transforming Foundation Industries, Innovate UK; part of UKRI 
  • Irina Gorbounova, General Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions, ArcelorMittal

12.00 - 12.15 Spotlight Session - AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP

12.15 - 12.45 Special Focus - NORSK HYDRO
This session will showcase real-life industry projects and applied solutions that are driving the low-carbon transition in the steel, aluminium, cement, chemicals and glass sectors. Understand how industry peers and leaders are approaching the deployment challenge.

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch Break

13.45 - 14.30 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?

  • Derek Baraldi, Head of Sustainable Finance and Investing, Head of Banking and Capital Markets Industry, World Economic Forum LLC
  • Cédric de Meeûs, Vice-President, Group Public Affairs & Government Relations, Holcim
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds
  • Helen Clarkson, CEO, the Climate Group

14.30 Chairs Closing Remarks


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