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Accelerating industrial decarbonisation amid energy crisis and economic uncertainty

21-23 February 2023 | London, UK 

Panel discussions | Private roundtables | Site visits | 2 Day conference

 

Gold Sponsor:

Decarb Connect | Shell Energy

Bronze Sponsor:

Decarb Connect | CarbonRe

Decarb Catalyst | 21-23 February 2023 | London, UK

Hard-to-abate industrials, policy makers, tech companies, energy and other solutions providers will meet in London in February for the Decarb Catalyst conference.

Over two days of in-person panel discussions and private discussion roundtables, participants will explore the status of delivering on decarbonisation pathways to 2025 in an energy critical climate including these key questions:

  • What can and is being deployed right here right now?
  • Are energy prices expediting or relegating decarbonisation initiatives?

2022 has seen a major shift in landscape with heavy emitters, already used to operating in tight margins, in many cases having to increase energy spend threefold or more. This has the potential to change everything in terms of short term decarbonisation goals.

The Decarb Catalyst conference will explore the changed landscape for industrial decarbonisation initiatives and in what ways energy prices are catalysing or remodelling pathways to 2025 to 2030.

Key questions driving the discussion: 

  • What policy measures are being put in place to support industry and are they working?
  • How many plants are being shut down and what is the cost of ‘doing nothing’ in the current environment?
  • How to set clear and defined standards for the green premium and who should be responsible?
  • New accreditation systems – How are we measuring ‘what is being done now’ rather than ‘end goal’?
  • What is known about the economics of CO2 capture at different concentration levels?
  • Permission to fail –How to liberate the huge sums of capital that are floating around?

Whether you are an industrial emitter actively pursuing a decarbonisation pathway, or part of the support network, Decarb Catalyst is the only place to meet the decision-makers and influencers of all the key stakeholders.

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“Probably the best industry conference I have ever attended and the energy at the event was outright inspiring. Look forward to attending again next year!” Betty Jiang, Head of US ESG Research, Credit Suisse

“Extremely well planned with the highest quality of presentation and commitment of speakers. Looking forward to future Decarb Connect Conferences! Stuart Sokel, Managing Director, Birchwood Advisors

“Best conference I have attended in my 30 year career! I love it and made numerous contacts. Everything was relevant and well done.” Jerry Springs, R&D Director, Johnson Matthey

“A fantastic networking event for start-ups. I met 5 potential funders, 4 potential established company providers who want to work with us, and 3 tech start- ups with complementary business models. Amazing concentration of talent and opportunity.” Jeff Bonar, Chief Operating Officer, CapCO2

“An excellent place to meet leaders from all of the merging energy transition industries in addition to being incredibly educational. It is the perfect event to immerse yourself in the energy transition’s latest challenges and innovations” Brian Demet, Chief Geologist Schuepbach Energy LLC

Early Confirmed Speakers

Our discussion-orientated programme avoids powerpoint presentations and is largely panel discussions or private discussion roundtables.

Jarrod Hart

Jarrod Hart

Technology Director, Imerys

Gonzalo Galindo

Gonzalo Galindo

CEO, Cemex Ventures

Hanh Nguyen

Hanh Nguyen

VP Sustainability, OCI NV

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

CTO, Ineos

Marian D’Auria

Marian D’Auria

Head of Risk & Sustainability, GFG Alliance

Ed Heath Whyte

Ed Heath Whyte

Head of Environment and Sustainability, Liberty Steel

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

CEO & Co-Founder, Carbon Re

Buffy Price

Buffy Price

COO & Co-Founder, Carbon Re

Enrique Cornejo

Enrique Cornejo

Head of Industrial Carbon Capture Supply Chains, Hydrogen and Industrial Carbon Capture Directorate, BEIS

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Partner, Greenbackers Investment Capital

Ian Riley

Ian Riley

CEO, World Cement Association

What makes Decarb Catalyst the right event for you?

Get up close/hands on with site tours:

Decarb Catalyst is designed to offer continuous opportunities for networking and information sharing over three days. Before the conference starts on Tuesday 21st February you have the option of joining a series of site visits which will be announced shortly, as well as an optional pre-conference dinner.

Interactive sessions answering your questions:

On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February you have the option of proactively participating in the surrounding discussions throughout as little or as much as feels comfortable. Panel discussions with Q&A on stage are interspersed with a choice of private discussion roundtables which follow the Chatham House Rule to enable truly open and authentic dialogue.

Rub shoulders with real industrial leaders and other experts in decarbonisation:

With attendees from industry (including members of the Decarbonisation Leaders Network), financiers, technology collaborators and policymakers this is an audience that is entirely focused on decarbonising the heaviest emitting sectors.

Who you will meet

Industrial emitters: those who are serious about a 2030 target and are actively focused on decarbonising now

Energy companies: from traditional sources to renewable energy and alternative fuels suppliers

Technology providers: particularly TRL4 and above looking to start or scale up pilots with industrial partners

Policy makers & advisors: decision-makers actively adapting policy frameworks to facilitate decarbonisation of industry

Investors and financiers: looking for investable projects and future co-investors

Project developers and EPCs: looking to share project intel and meet future customers, investors and project partners

Advisors and transaction supporters: seeking to support complex, ambitious projects through key deal stages

Past attendees of Decarb Connect events include:

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Catalyst 2023 Site Visits

 

Getting up close to active decarbonisation tech and projects is your opportunity to get answers you need and to gain inspiration for the journey head. Join us on February 21st for a choice of site tours during the day and networking dinner in the evening. There are 30 places on each site tour, so early booking is essential. The site tours are limited to paid attendees only – Purchase your site visit ticket here >>

You’ll also be able to join our pre-conference Networking Dinner at 7pm on February 21st. You can purchase a ticket as an add on. Register to attend the private networking here >>

Site Tour 1 – RICE Initiative, Wales

This site visit will take place at Vale’s nickel refinery hydrogen and algae demonstration units in Clydach, Swansea valley. The RICE (Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions) biorefinery demonstrates CO2 utilisation through algae to carbohydrates, proteins and lipids, as well as speciality chemicals such as phycoerythrin and phycocyanin pigments (up to £72,000 per kg).

Site Tour 2 – ITM Power, Sheffield

This site visit will be taking place in ITM Power’s Gigafactory in Bessemer Park, Sheffield. The site forms part of the University of Sheffield Innovation District and will offer an advanced manufacturing and testing facility for ITM’s electrolyser systems, which generate hydrogen gas based on Proton.

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Partnering Opportunities

 

At Decarb Connect, we offer a plethora of opportunities across our global platform to meet your objectives, whether you want to find new leads, evaluate new partnership opportunities, amplify your leadership position or enhance your brand positioning, our packages are completely bespoke to meet your objectives.

Click here to take a look at our partnership prospectus to see how you could get involved.

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