The core of the IETS activities is carried out in so called Annexes. Each Annex has a defined work program and its own Annex Manager. Interest in involvement and participation in the activtities within the Annexes should be expressed to the Annex Managers directly. Please find contact details in the articles presenting each Annex.

New Annexes can be proposed to the IETS Executive Committee (ExCo). Contact the IETS secretariat or ExCo chair for more detailed instructions.



Start date 2019-01-01

End date 2019-12-31

Electrification in Industry

The planning and preparations for this Annex have been on-going since 2017 and the final scope and organization will be finalized during 2019. Read more »

Start date: 2019-01-01



Start date 2018-11-01

End date 2019-11-30

Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence and Related Technologies for Energy Efficiency and GHG Emissions Reduction in Industry

This Annex seeks to advance knowledge and development of digitalization, artificial intelligence and related technologies to improve the economic and environmental performance of targeted energy and GHG-intensive industries. Please contact the IETS Secretariat to participate in Task 1, starting in November 2018. Read more »

Start date: 2018-11-01



Start date 2014-01-01

End date 2020-12-31

Membrane Processes in Biorefineries

Within the concept of biorefineries membrane processes have been identified as a key separation technology due to their high selectivity and low energy consumption. While the design and operation of membrane processes in other industrial sectors, e.g. the dairy industry, is well established, the design, integration and operation of membrane processes in biorefineries is largely empirical. The fact that process streams in biorefineries contain a large variety of components increases further the complexity. Read more »

Start date: 2014-01-01



Start date 2012-01-01

End date 2020-02-29

Energy Efficiency in SMEs

Much attention, both research and policy-wise, has been raised towards energy-intensive industries, while non-energy-intensive and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have received less despite the larger relative energy efficiency potential spotted compared to the energy-intensive sector. There is a great need to conduct research and development on non-energy-intensive and SME industry, in particular on design and adoption of energy policies and implementation of energy efficiency studies. Read more »

Start date: 2012-01-01



Start date 2011-01-01

End date 2020-12-31

Energy Efficiency in the Iron and Steel Industry

This Task on energy efficiency in the steel industry is a continuation and a broadened approach on working on energy efficiency in the steel industry. It will focus on applied studies for resource efficiency, training and dissemination and method development. Read more »

Start date: 2011-01-01



Start date 2008-05-01

End date 2020-12-31

Industry-based Biorefineries

Annex XI has a multi-disciplinary approach to the concept of biorefineries integrated in industrial complexes, aiming at the optimization of energy efficiency in global terms. The approach is based on industry needs and application, combining the knowledge of industrial technologies with energy efficiency and biomass conversion processes. Different industrial sectors are considered, including the integration of bio with oil refineries, together with CCS options yielding hydrocarbons/hydrogen, looking into technology and systems aspects for a better use of energy. Read more »

Start date: 2008-05-01