The two-day conference event focuses on the NEFI innovation fields for the decarbonisation of the industrial energy system.
The global innovation landscape provides an excellent basis for the development of novel solutions to achieve the targeted climate goals. With numerous research projects on the deployment of new sustainable technologies in full swing, we now want to take the next step: NEFI Technology Talks will bring together national and international efforts in the context of selected, industrial decarbonization topics, synthesize findings and results, and form synergies to leverage further developments and drive them forward.
An increased use of volatile renewable energy sources in industrial energy systems necessitates integrated and cross-sectoral energy infrastructure planning, as well as optimised flexibility integration. Against this background, the topics of this session include energy management and storage; innovative energy conversion technologies; and demand-side management (DMS) solutions.
This session focuses on the development of technological and systemic utilisation solutions for industrial energy flow, such as process heat, in order to meet energy demand. Such energy networks not only minimise industrial energy demand for production energy, but also primary energy demand for the overall energy system. The utilisation of industrial waste heat or the adoption of novel heat exchange technologies are two highly beneficial solutions that can be applied, both of which will be explored in this session.
This session will address technological and systemic utilisation strategies to accelerate the industrial energy transition in order to meet industrial energy demand while reducing process-related CO₂ emissions. Against this background, the topics of this session include options to reduce dependency on natural gas, as well as sustainable technologies to transform Austria’s material products industry.
This session focuses on the decarbonisation of industrial processes, such as lowering CO₂ emissions through efficient energy use and the use of novel technologies or processes. Disruptive process technologies, optimisation strategies and alternative process routes will be particular focus of this session.
This session will cover technological and systemic utilisation solutions for industrial heat networks, such as industrial heat pumps or heat exchange systems, which have been developed to meet industrial thermal demand. The use of industrial heat pumps or the adoption of novel heat exchange technologies are two solutions that can be highly beneficial in reducing not only the energy demand of industrial production, but also the primary energy demand of the whole energy network.
The global innovation landscape provides an excellent basis for the development of novel solutions to achieve the targeted climate goals. With numerous research projects on the deployment of new sustainable technologies in full swing, we now want to take the next step: NEFI Technology Talks bring together national and international efforts in the context of selected, industrial decarbonisation topics, synthesize findings and results, and form synergies to leverage further developments and drive them forward.
In this NEFI Technology Talk, possibilities are shown how heating and cooling networks can be decarbonised with the help of geothermal energy and industrial waste heat. In a series of lectures, not only the corresponding technologies will be presented, but also possible business models and holistic concepts based on successful examples.
Group of participants:
Industry and Municipalities
Questions and panel discussion
Questions and panel discussion
The industrial sector aims to make use of green electricity as a source for energy and feedstock production towards reducing climate impacts. Electrifying industry implies important changes to processes and also influences the entire energy supply chain. This workshop aims to give an overview about the broad topic of industrial electrification, its importance in the decarbonisation innovation system, and its international context: technologies for direct and indirect electrification, country-specific perspectives from the IEA IETS Task 19 participants, energy resource demand from industries, demand for system and infrastructure services.
Presentations from IEA IETS 19 participating countries, in randomized order.