Free Alliance4ECEI webinar at the Sustainable Energy Days
On September 15 from 10:30 until 12:00 CEST, online, the Alliance4ECEI will host the Digital tools as enablers of more efficient energy consumption in industrial waste heat/cold recovery webinar, as part of the activities of Sustainable Energy Days at EUSEW2022 .
The Alliance4ECEI is a collaborative initiative originally founded by five European projects working on waste heat recovery and industrial energy cooperation: EMB3Rs, INCUBIS, R-ACES, SoWHat and S-PARCS. The Alliance4ECEI was later joined by the CORALIS, BAMBOO and WEDISTRICT projects as well.
The session is jointly organised by the five board members of the Alliance4ECEI and their collaborators with the aim of analysing the current situation of the waste heat/cold technologies and challenges and how digitalisation can contribute overcome those by bringing useful software tools to the market.
The event will first address the challenge and later the different solutions to that challenge provided by the Alliance4ECEI. Afterwards, a round table discussion is organised involving stakeholders along the value chain.
Boosting energy cooperation at the EU level
Energy represents up to 20 % of the total production costs for energy-intensive industries in Europe, and even more for some industrial sectors. Despite considerable technical progress in reducing energy consumption, a significant amount of input energy is still lost in the form of excess heat. The potential for energy cooperation and waste heat recovery is huge, it can lead to substantial primary energy savings, decarbonisation of the energy supply and subsequent reduction of CO2 emissions, and it is largely untapped.
It is against this background that the projects forming the Alliance4ECEI were funded and that they decided to join forces in March 2021 with the aim to maximising their impact. Since then, the Alliance4ECEI has already organized a workshop to present the results of S-PARCS, one of the founding projects which concluded in June 2021. Moreover, it hosted two sessions at Sustainable Places in Rome, Italy, and at the European Sustainable Energy Week in 2021, and it has carried out several communication activities, such as the launch of its own website.
Any EU-funded project, non-profit organization or association/organization based in Europe and working towards the decarbonization of the industrial sector, for example, through the recovery and use of excess thermal energy, or the integration of renewables in industrial processes, can apply to become a member of the Alliance4ECEI.