EUWP Industry workshop – a matchmaking event

On December 9-10, the IETS TCP gathered about 70 people from 20 countries to discuss possible collaboration activities. During the first half-day session, ongoing Swedish projects and activities in the IETS working areas were presented. During the second, representatives for five TCPs presented their ongoing work in related areas. Having a common goal – the deep decarbonization in industry – the main aim of this workshop was to identify key areas for collaboration between IETS TCP and other IEA TCPs.

The event was organized and hosted by the IETS TCP, together with the EUWP Vice-Chair for Industry and the IEA Secretariat. Notes from the event are available for download.

To conclude, with such portfolio of technologies, conditions were created for a next round of interaction on a B2B basis, as well as to expect more topical focused workshops narrowing down each scope, that will expectedly lead to clear opportunities for future collaborative work.

Agenda and presentations below:

First day – Major Swedish activities

Welcome and housekeeping
Thore Berntsson, Chair of the IETS TCP

Introductory speech: The Swedish Energy Transition in the Industrial Sector
Klara Helstad, Head of the sustainable industry unit, Swedish Energy Agency (link to presentation)

Major Swedish projects and activities in five main areas (as identified in the Vienna workshop)
(15 min presentation and 10 min discussion in each area):

  • Carbon Capture and Storage from fossil (CCS) and biogenic (BECCS) feedstocks and fuels
    Filip Johnsson, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology (link to presentation)
  • Industrial Biorefineries for Production of Biofuels, Materials and Chemicals
    Mats Larsson, Research Programme Manager, Biofuels and Industry, Swedish Energy Agency (link to presentation)
  • Electrification in Industry
    Anna-Karin Jannasch, Senior Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (link to presentation)
  • Digitalization and AI for Energy Efficiency and GHG Mitigation in Industry
    William Mackintosh, Project Manager/Senior Scientist, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (link to presentation)
  • System Aspects and Industrial Symbiosis
    Simon Harvey, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (link to presentation)

Discussion Chair: Thore Berntsson

Second day – Collaboration

Welcome and housekeeping
Paulo Partid√°rio, EUWP Vice Chair for Industry and Per-Anders Widell, EUWP Secretary

Presentation of the IEA Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap
Hana Mandova, Energy Analyst, and Tiffany Vass, Energy & Industry researcher, IEA Secretariat (link to presentation)

Results and suggestions from the Vienna workshop
Thore Berntsson, Chair of the IETS TCP (link to presentation)

“Speed dating” – short presentation and discussion

  • Carbon Capture and Storage from fossil (CCS) and biogenic (BECCS) feedstocks and fuels
    Monica Garcia, GHG TCP
  • Industrial Biorefineries for Production of Biofuels, Materials and Chemicals
    Paul Stuart & Marzouk Benali, IETS Annex XI (link to presentation)
    Olle Olsson & Johanna Mossberg, IEA Bioenergy TCP (link to presentation)
  • Electrification in Industry
    Thore Berntsson, for IETS Annex XIX
    Frank Lipnizki, IETS Annex XVII (link to presentation)
    Marina Holgado, Hydrogen TCP
    Caroline Haglund Stignor, HPT TCP (link to presentation)
  • Digitalization and AI for Energy Efficiency and GHG Mitigation in Industry
    Mouloud Amazouz & Paul Stuart, IETS Annex XVIII (link to presentation)
  • System Aspects and Industrial Symbiosis
    Elliot Mari, New IETS Annex on Industrial Roadmaps (link to presentation)
    Simon Moser, Annex proposal on Industrial Circular Economy (link to presentation)
    Rene Hofmann, IETS Annex XV (link to presentation)

Final discussion and suggestion for further work