Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference


Wednesday, 23 June 2021


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

and online


English, German

What is it all about?

Accelerating decarbonisation:

  • Innovation
  • Green Deal
  • Best Practices

Energy efficiency ↔ Green recovery

Find out more!

Conference Fees

  • 20 Euro (online and presence) for the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference (23 June)
  • 70 Euro (online and presence) for all WSED conferences (21 - 25 June)

All fees include conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.


23 June


14.00 Competitive through the energy transition: A new paradigm for Europe's industry

As Europe moves towards becoming the first climate-neutral continent, industry is at the core of this transformation. A new paradigm is emerging from policy, finance and global supply chains: the industrial energy transition and independence from fossil fuels as a crucial factor for competitiveness. This session presents the new policy framework and key innovations for the industrial energy transition.

  • The new EU Industrial Strategy: competitiveness and climate neutrality
    Henning Ehrenstein, European Commission, DG GROW
  • The implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive in Austria
    Heidelinde Adensam, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • The industrial energy transition in practice
    Gerhard Dell/Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • Energy flexibility - new opportunities for industrial decarbonisation
    Alexander Sauer, Institute of Energy Efficiency in Production at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Processes4Planet: the industrial net-zero challenge
    Àngels Orduña Cao, A.SPIRE, Belgium
  • Key technologies for a climate-neutral European industry
    Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institute, Germany
  • The role of energy storage in the industrial energy transition
    Anneli Teelahk, European Association for Storage of Energy


16.00 Technology Session: Industrial heat and cold - renewable and energy-efficient

When addressing the net-zero challenge in industry, the decarbonisation of industrial heat and cold is crucial. This session presents innovative technologies and solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy in industrial processes from all over the world.

  • Renewable energy options for industrial process heat
    Keith Lovegrove, IPT Renewables, Australia
  • Renewable and efficient cold for industry
    Thomas Führer, STIWA, Austria
  • Best practice examples: biomass for industry
    Jaap Koppejan, Pro Biomass, NL


The industrial energy transition in practice

This session showcases best practice examples of how energy efficiency and renewable energy can be implemented in the daily reality of industrial companies and highlights key approaches.

  • Photovoltaics for companies - a success story
    Christoph Panhuber, Energie AG Oberösterreich Renewable Power, Austria
  • The world's first "Net Zero Carbon certified" apparel manufacturing facility
    Akila Fernando, Brandix Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Examples of successful energy management solutions
    Luis Marqués Almanza, GEN Europe Soluciones Energéticas, Spain

18.00 Conference end
19.00 Evening programme

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