Decarbonisation of German and European Industry

Seminar 12th June 2019 - Düsseldorf, Germany

How can German and European industry become compatible with a net zero emission society? What technologies and policies are needed? What kind of infrastructure is necessary? Which EU funding is available? How can we ensure a just transition of energy intensive industries, protecting jobs and the economy?

Seminar 12th June 2019 – Düsseldorf, Germany

The partners of the Northern Light CO2 storage project, HeidelbergCement and Fortum invite industry, policy makers, unions and other stakeholders for an update on the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe. This seminar will discuss the current challenges, milestones and potential for a greener industry in Europe.

Venue: European Cement Research Academy /ECRA)/ Verein Deutscher Zementwerke (VDZ), Tannenstrasse 2, 40476 Düsseldorf - look in map
Time: 10:30 – 16:00, including lunch (Registration and coffee from 10:00)
Language: The seminar will be held in English
Accommodation: The participants arranges own travel and accommodation

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states in their latest 1.5-degree report that CCS is necessary to meet the goals in the Paris agreement. CCS is therefore an important foundation for future sustainable industry growth in Europe. Speakers will present background and reasoning for CCS, present a status on current European projects and pilots as well as financing and the politics concerning CCS.

(Timing is subject to adjustments)

Wednesday, 12. June:

10:00 – 10:30 Arrival, registration and coffee

10:30 – 11:50 Approaches to decarbonisation 

  • Dr Lukas John, Geschäftstelle In4Climate, IN4Climate.NRW initiative
  • Rikard Gaarder Knutsen, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
  • Guido Nelissen, Senior Policy Adviser, IndustriAll Global Union
  • Are Tomasgard, Confederal Secretary, Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
  • Dr. Joachim Hein (tbc), Senior Manager Energy and Climate, BDI – Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie

11:50 – 12:35 Lunch

12:35 – 13:35 Carbon capture and storage – why and how?

  • Frank Peter, Deputy Executive Director, Agora Energiewende
  • Eirik Folkvord Tandberg, Managing Director, Fortum Oslo Varme
  • Per Sandberg, Senior Advisor, Business Development, Equinor/Northern Lights CO2 project
  • Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

13:35 – 13:55 Coffee break

13:55 – 16:00 Projects and funding

  • Jan Theulen, Group Director Alternative Resources, HeidelbergCement
  • Per Ytterberg, Head of System Development, Stockholm Exergi
  • Christian Holzleitner, Head of Unit, Land Use and Finance for Innovation, The EU Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action
  • Alexander Schenk, Head of Office, Stockholm, European Investment bank
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Olav Øye, CCS Advisor, Bellona

For further information, please contact Rune Sjøhelle, Senior Advisor at Fo°tprint. Communications: rks [krøllalfa] footprint [punktum] no

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The event is supported by 
the Bellona Foundation 
The event is supported by
The Northern Light CO2 storage project
 The event is supported by
Fortum Oslo Varme