THE AGENDA

Arrival, registration & breakfast networking
Welcome and opening remarks
Speaker
Visiting Research Fellow
Hertie School & DIW Berlin German Institute for Economic Research
Keynote address
Speaker
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance)
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Panel: How (well) are policy and key industry stakeholders working together for a decarbonised future?

Pulling together technology, engineering, operators, and finance and debating the challenges around economics, execution planning and securing finance for decarbonisation projects. How can the industry leverage collaborations to accelerate technology innovation?

Speakers
President, Decarbonisation
Wood
Director of Sustainability, Policy & Communications
Encyclis
Global Head of Carbon Removal Technologies
HSBC
Panel: Policy benchmarking: The global status of decarbonisation policy, strategy, and industry collaboration
  • Regulators as enablers – Navigating an evolving regulatory and commercial landscape to develop robust decarbonisation policies and projects
  • Are governments doing enough to incentivise infrastructure and technological innovation? The need for policy certainty and simplicity
  • Tackling the often-crippling supply chain issues in manufacturing as it relates to decarbonisation
  • How ambitious should the GHG Protocol revision aim to be and what will the short- to medium-term impacts be?
  • Regional best practices and success stories
Speakers
Director Global Commercialization
Linde
Deputy Vice President, Strategy and Policy
OGCI
Coffee break & networking
Mobilising capital and private investment to drive funding for industrial decarbonisation
Panel: What do industries need to see in the finance, investment, and policy landscape to move faster?
  • How private capital can be deployed to support decarbonisation efforts - stimulating private investment in industrial decarbonisation and assessing effectiveness and potential enhancements
  • The insurance perspective – what do insurers need to understand to provide effective coverage?
Speakers
Chief Strategy Officer
OGCI Climate Investment
Managing Director
Decarbonization Partners (a BlackRock & Temasek JV)
CEO
World Cement Association
Head of Energy Transition
AXA XL
Networking lunch
Panel: Accelerating the standardization of CCS to improve the technology, cost, scheduling, and safety
  • Development of global standards - making CCS solutions more accessible and adaptable across different regions and industries through uniformity that can enhance technological reliability and efficiency
  • Cost reduction through best practices through the consolidation of knowledge and experience to and identifying and promoting the most effective and economical practices in CCS
  • Streamlined project implementation to improve project scheduling and expediting regulatory approvals, enhance project management, and facilitate smoother collaboration among stakeholders
  • Enhanced Safety and Environmental Compliance to minimise risks and increase trust and acceptance of CCS as a viable climate change mitigation strategy
Speakers
Head of Financing, Infrastructure Equity Investments
Columbia Threadneedle Investments EMEA APAC
Co-CEO
Nuada
CO2 Early Engagement Manager
Technip Energies
Low-carbon steel production: Why, how and what is needed?

Steel, an ubiquitous material in our modern world, finds its presence in diverse applications ranging from buildings and infrastructure to automobiles and household appliances. Moreover, as society progresses towards a carbon-neutral future, steel emerges as a crucial component in renewable energy infrastructure such as solar panels and wind turbines. However, the steel industry itself faces the imperative to decarbonize its production processes to align with sustainability goals. This session delves into the pivotal topic of industry decarbonization, exploring the strategies and initiatives underway to mitigate carbon emissions from steel production. From innovative technological advancements to policy frameworks, we'll examine the multifaceted approach being employed to transition the steel sector towards a more sustainable future. Moreover, we'll discuss the indispensable conditions and collaborative efforts required to drive meaningful progress in decarbonizing steel production, from low-carbon energy, infrastructure and policy.

Speaker
Climate Change Head of Market Intelligence
ArcelorMittal Europe
Coffee break & networking
Case study: Sustainable steel - Ovako's next frontiers
  • Aiming for zero emissions but investing in carbon neutrality now
  • Two uses of hydrogen with a large impact on GHG emissions that can be implemented rapidly
  • Hydrogen economy quick-started with no need for large initial infrastructure
  • DRI with some 90% lower electricity need vs an electrolysis-based process
Speaker
Senior Advisor
Ovako Group
Panel: Hydrogen - Potential vs progress in policy, technology and investment
  • What are the current practical realities (and limitations) of hydrogen?
  • Assessing the requirements and challenges associated with scaling up green hydrogen production e.g., a dedicated source of renewable energy
  • Examining technological advancements, infrastructure needs, and potential collaborations
  • The need for a global certification standard – how do you know it’s green?
Speakers
Energy & Sustainability Engineer
Net Zero Associates Ltd
Head of Business Development - Hydrogen, HVO and E-Fuels
Galp
Executive Director
EnergyTag
Day 1 round-up
Drinks reception & canapes
Chairperson’s welcome
Speaker
Visiting Research Fellow
Hertie School & DIW Berlin German Institute for Economic Research
The application of AI in the development of technologies essential for reaching global net zero targets

Humanity urgently needs technologies that help reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Many technological solutions are ready for large-scale global deployment in the chemical, fuel and energy sectors, now. However, we are at the beginning of our decarbonisation journey and we need to continuously improve our technologies. AI and ML help Johnson Matthey accelerate the development of the next generations of sustainable technologies. Data management is of the utmost important and is crucial for AI and ML to be used at their full potential.

Speaker
Chief Executive – Catalyst Technologies
Johnson Matthey
DNV's view on the pathway to Net Zero and 1.5 degrees
  • Forecast vs Back-cast
  • No path without carbon budget overshoot
  • Transformation of the Energy System
  • Distinct Regional Transitions
  • Policy as lever to speed up transition
Speaker
Regional Director, UK & Ireland, Energy Systems
DNV
How Ørsted collaborates with external innovation ecosystems to deliver a world that runs entirely on green energy
  • Ørsted's decarbonisation journey
  • A vision of the future energy system
  • The urgent need for radical innovation
  • How external innovation ecosystems deliver radical innovation
  • How Ørsted collaborates with and supports innovators, including universities and start-ups
  • Case studies of decarbonisation impact through innovation
Speaker
Head of UK&IE Ventures & Open Innovation
Ørsted
Coffee break & networking
Panel: Catalysing the decarbonisation of the industrial clusters and hubs
Speaker
CEO
Progressive Energy/HyNet Project
Demand for low carbon-materials and implications for the supply chain

The construction sector is facing significant decarbonisation challenges. Dr. Will Beer, in this engaging presentation, unveils a compelling case study featuring an organisation called Optima, discussing the transformative journey of an office partition provider committed to decarbonising their products.

Specialising in the manufacture of predominantly aluminium products, the company faced pressure to explore alternatives like timber. However, an exploration into alternative aluminium supply chains revealed a game-changing solution with immense benefits.

Optima witnessed an extraordinary shift in their carbon footprint - from 6.8kgco2e per kg of material to a remarkable 2.3kgCO2e per kg. To put this in perspective, it's just 5 times higher than the carbon footprint of oat milk! Additionally, their new supply chain boasts an impressive 75% post-consumer recycled content.

Speaker
CEO
Tunley Environmental
Embracing circularity in the transition away from emissions-intensive energy
Networking lunch
Driving sustainability in petrochemicals: Sulzer Chemtech's innovations in alternative fuels and circular economy

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) represents a crucial advancement in the aviation industry's journey towards resilience, environmental sustainability, and carbon neutrality. Derived from renewable resources, SAF diversifies feedstock sources, serving as a low-carbon alternative to traditional fuels.

Sulzer Chemtech’s innovative contributions to SAF production include advanced licensed technologies, including BioFlux®, that offer cost-effective, efficient, and competitive setups for the production of SAF from vegetable oils and plastic waste. The company also provides key solutions to help businesses diversify their offering, transitioning from fuel production to valuable petrochemicals. An example is GT-LPG Max™, which supports the recovery of valuable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) components for downstream chemical processing.

This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the opportunities presented by SAF to end users and producers. It gives a technical insight into Sulzer Chemtech’s technologies, their features as well as their real-world applications. Finally, it discusses how Sulzer Chemtech’s offering can contribute to the broader adoption of low-carbon SAF and other alternative fuels as well as more circular practices in the petrochemical industry.

Speaker
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Technology and Innovation
Sulzer Chemtech
Panel: The role of waste-to-products in the circular economy
  • Resource recovery and recycling - focusing on converting waste materials into new, useful products, thereby minimising the need for virgin resources
  • Reduction of environmental impact - lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy consumption, and mitigating pollution and habitat destruction
  • Promotion of sustainable consumption - raising awareness about the importance of waste reduction and resource conservation and influencing decisions towards more sustainable practices
  • Enhancing product lifecycles - focusing on extending the lifecycle of products through design, reuse, and recycling
Speakers
Global Director, Business Development
LanzaTech
Venture Capital Advisor
Cemex Ventures
Closing keynote: Committing to zero-carbon electricity
Conference wrap-up and closing remarks from the Chair
Speaker
Visiting Research Fellow
Hertie School & DIW Berlin German Institute for Economic Research
Coffee break & networking