Accelerating decarbonisation in hard to abate sectors
Roadmaps, pilot project intel and cross-sector partnerships
Live interactive sessions
Hours of insight
Months On Demand Access
To accelerate decarbonisation of hard to abate industry sectors
The Decarb Connect Digital Festival is a global initiative that champions and accelerates the strategies & solutions that will fast track the decarbonisation of the toughest-to-abate sectors.
We bring together industrials, investors, policymakers, game changing technologies and innovators – all sharing evidence-based strategies and road maps that will inspire all stakeholders to rise to the net zero challenge. If you are responsible for defining industrial net zero strategy, or for implementing it, this is your cohort.
Through our podcast, subscribers and partners we have a deep reach into the global hard to abate sectors. We are proud to have the support of associations, think tanks and advocates for the hard to abate sectors including: the Carbon Trust, Cembureau, Aldersgate Group, worldsteel, World Cement Association, Energy Systems Catapult, the German Chemical Association and the Global CCS Institute.
The speakers and panellists at the Decarb Connect Digital Festival will share intel on what is working, showcasing demonstrations and pilots. They’ll ensure that you learn from their set-backs as well as their wins. Armed with this, you can confidently speed up decisions, business plans and also avoid replicating expensive issues which have already been solved.
Speakers already confirmed include:
Dr. Dominic Emery
Chief of Staff
Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Transformation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Director of Alternative Fuels Europe & Head of Norcem Project
CEO, US Cement
Palma González García
Innovation Programme Manager
Wyoming Energy Authority
Thunder Said Energy
Kelsey Lynn Skinner
Chief Development Officer
World Cement Association
- Map global policy and associated investment pots
- Define the pathway to net zero and plot key test/result/scale timelines
- Investigate cross-sector results to date
- Agree industry-wide commitments
- Identify new collaboration models and identify the right partners
- Identify modular technologies that can scale with your plans
- Establish how to take demos to first fully at-scale initiatives
- Access funding and investment
- Plan for roll out of net zero technology mix across asset base
- Identify future decarbonisation-as-service clusters
- Establish carbon re-use & circular economy business models
Technology Innovation & Strategy
- Lessons learned from early energy efficiency, ccus, electrification and hydrogen projects
- Identify the right mix of pre- & post combustion tech for your business
- Explore projects from multi-company clusters through to modular tech
- How to finance ccus to full scale
- Is h2 going to be a viable, scalable tech for your asset base?
- How are clusters and individual companies trialling h and with what results?
Finance and Investment
- How to access finance from pilot to full scale projects
- Corporate venture, vc’s and private finance groups: what tech are they backing
Emerging Business Models
- Which future carbon reuse market models are likely to work for your business?
- How are circular models already driving results for HTA sectors?
- How can you tap into EU, US and UK policy frameworks and funds to supporting your early demos and plans
- Influence the debate about the right mix of incentives and taxes to drive decarbonisation
Become a partner & showcase your decarbonisation solution or service
6 keynote panels and talks giving insight into the C-level carbon agenda from strategy to policy
12 small group discussions solving what matters most to you, hosted by speakers and decarbonisation advocates
Virtual Panel Discussions
7 Live streamed panels with polling and Q&A innovation, investment, technology and policy.
6 industry interviews – hear execs from different sectors in discussion about an issue central to their strategy
Live Project Reviews
13 live project updates, 10 more on-demand case studies detailing strategy and deployment evidence
13 sessions of hard talk on topics central to your remit
The Decarb Connect Digital Festival is for leaders in the hard-to-abate sectors. We seek to share the best-in-class projects and strategic insights from cement, metals, oil & gas, power generation, utilities, ceramics, glass, mining, chemicals.
You’ll meet with COOs, CTOs and heads of corporate & technical strategy, corporate venture, innovation, R&D, sustainability, energy & carbon. Our list of companies already sending leadership and deployment teams includes Cemex, Saudi Aramco, EdP Energias de Portugal, Blackslope, BP, Hatch, Orano, AGC Glass, Midrex Technologies, LafargeHolcim, Tupras, SABIC, Shell and many more.
We’re proud to be a truly international festival, sharing what’s working and what’s about to be deployed around the world. You’ll meet a global group of delegates – we’re seeing delegate bookings from the USA, UK, South Africa, Turkey, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Canada, Portugal and Norway.
8-hours of on-demand content available during the event week and beyond. Our library of sessions will give you the chance to pick ‘n’ mix the content that interests you and consume it around your own schedule.
Survey analysis on how industrials are structuring resources for decarbonisation
Road test your plans against projects already in deployment – lessons learned and wins to date
Focused insight from leaders across the hard-to-abate sector
Candid insight from industry movers and shakers on their journey to NetZero
Showcases of 16 early stage tech disruptors in alternative abatement and industrial carbon re-use
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