Decarbonising industry through the energy crisis

Jerome Lucaes joins Alex Cameron to talk about the impact of the European energy crisis on industrial CO2 strategies

Jerome Lucaes is the former Head of Marketing and Sustainability for RUSAL and now leads FFZero which advises industrials on Net Zero strategy and execution. He joins Alex Cameron, Founder of Decarb Connect, as part of the podcasts miniseries on the energy crisis.

Listen in to gain Jerome’s perspective on how the crisis presents opportunity as well as challenge, specifically the opportunity to accelerate decarbonisation as long as the right incentives remain in play. The conversation explores examples of shifts that industrials in sectors from copper, steel, glass and ferts are making – from energy efficiency programs through to a widening energy mix. You’ll also get some insight on how the current environment impacts the plans for hydrogen in industry.

Jerome’s an advocate for using the crisis as an accelerator to move away from fossil fuels (not simply turning from gas to other, dirtier fuels) and also talks about the way industrial leaders can balance the short term crunch with long term goals for Net Zero.

With so much to consider, the conversation also takes a look at the role of investors as well as industry and government during this time of upheaval. Finally, we talk about how to plan for change while so much is going on at a macro level.

Jerome’s expertise comes from years in sustainability leadership roles at RUSAL and Rio Tinto. If you have similar or aligned decarbonisation experience and would like to talk about any issue relating to industrial decarbonisation, get in touch. We welcome stories, experiences and different voices from around the world.

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Decarb Connect supports the acceleration of industrial decarbonization around the globe. We share insights and facilitate collaborations across the emerging decarbonization ecosystem. We look specifically at the most energy-intensive industrials from cement, metals and mining, glass, ceramics, chemicals, O&G and many more and help connect them to technology disruptors, investors and advisors.

Through the Decarbonisation Leaders Network (DLN), our members (a cross-sector network of those leading decarbonisation in energy-intensive industries) share insights and experiences as they accelerate their Net Zero plans. Check out Decarb Connect’s offerings and learn about the Decarbonisation Leaders Network members, meetups and benefits.

If you enjoyed this conversation, take a look at many more conversations and discussions about industrial decarbonisation taking place across Decarb Connect’s global event series.

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Many thanks to Janno Media for their support and expertise in the edit and production of our series.