At a joint event of the EASME, the IN4climate.NRW initiative and the REINVENT project, a common understanding of opportunities, challenges and political requirements for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries will be developed in a multi-stakeholder format. Technology paths and roadmaps are emerging in various sectors, including steel, plastics, paper and cement. The focus is on the role of electrification, carbon recycling and the use of biogenic carbon, CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), and new interactions between sectors. Based on an inventory of current knowledge on future options and strategies, this event will look at the implications for future policy making, research and society as a whole. It will not only focus on individual sectors, but will also explore joint development and the new interrelationships that can arise from moving to a CO2-free, closed carbon cycle economy.
REINVENT is funded by EU Horizon 2020 and gathers an interdisciplinary team of five research institutions with established networks in industry as well as excellent track records on impact from previous work on policy and engaging in public debate. The team works closely with a selected group of partners representing various stakeholders along the value chains (e.g., SCA, Covestro, German Steel Federation and IKEA). The event "Transition to fossil-free basic industries: technology pathways and policy needs" will take place on Monday, 18 March 2019 from 13.00 to 16.30 at DG Research, Rue du Champ de Mars 21 / Marsveldstraat 21 in Brussels. Further information can be found in the following link.