Decarbonizing Industry with Renewables

EIRES Lunch lecture

Friday January 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online | MS Teams


EIRES - Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems kindly invites you to join the seventh EIRES Lunch lecture.

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Friday 29 January 2021

12h00 - 13h00

Online MS Teams

Decarbonizing Industry with Renewables

In order to decarbonize by mid-century in line with climate goals, certain sectors are not yet receiving the attention they require, particularly industry. Feasible options exist, but are currently limited and underdeveloped. Importantly, the role of renewable options is much larger than estimated previously, with significant potential for scale-up. Critical measures for industrial decarbonization include: a massive rollout of renewable power and green hydrogen supply structure; “smart” charging and production of clean energy vectors to enable sector coupling; relocation of energy-intensive industry production steps closer to renewable sources instead of vice versa; expanded green commodity trade e.g. DRI and synthetic “powerfuels”; and global sectoral approaches or border tax adjustments for globally competing sectors, among others. European innovation is leading the way – this is critical – but Europe needs to take the rest of the world with it; action elsewhere remains limited. Progress must be accelerated urgently on multiple industrial decarbonization fronts.

Chaired by:
Heleen de Coninck | Eindhoven University of Technology | Radboud University Nijmegen
Heleen de Coninck is an Associate Professor in innovation studies and climate change at Radboud University’s Faculty of Science and, since 2020, a Full Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology’s Technology, Innovation and Society group. Before joining Radboud University in 2012, she worked for over ten years at the unit Policy Studies of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). Her main field of work is climate change mitigation and policy analysis, in particular at the international level and around technology development and transfer questions in connection with sustainable development.

Lecture by:
Dolf Gielen  | IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency
Dolf Gielen is IRENA Director for Innovation and Technology since 2011. He has more than 25 years of experience with energy transition strategy development and implementation as well as technology policy in an international context. He has a PhD from Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands.

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Target audience:
EIRES Lunch lectures are open for anyone interested in the latest developments in energy storage and conversion. Different keynote speakers from academia and industry will present their views, solutions and outlooks on the topic. The lectures leave plenty of room for discussion. We value your input. Looking forward meeting you!

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EIRES enables a CO2-neutral energy system by developing solutions that deliver the energy transition to people’s homes in a manufacturable, scalable, and affordable way.