Agenda: Day 1

Decarb Connect’s Digital Festival agenda spans 3 days, with additional day of masterclasses and a library of on-demand content accessible throughout the event. The jam-packed programme ensures that you have access to a range of project expertise from across the hard to abate sectors. Senior execs from around the world will share tangible information on CCUS, H2 and energy efficiency projects as well as carbon reuse.

Day 1

Tuesday 26 January

Timezone GMT

10:00 – 13:20

Match Meetings & Access to On Demand Library of Content

At the centre of our mission is to give you the knowledge and the network to fast track your decarbonisation strategy. This session puts the ‘connect’ in Decarb Connect meaning that you can build a network to kick start future collaborations.

Whether you’re looking for potential partners, advisors or invaluable off-the-record chats with peers across industry – use the AI-driven platform to identify the most useful &  interesting attendees to meet. You’ll set up on-the-spot video calls, and benefit from suggested matches.

 

Theme: Strategic Innovation + Funding

12:15 – 12:40

Keynote Conversation: Paul Bodnar, Managing Director – Rocky Mountain Institute, interviews Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC COP26

Paul Bodnar interviews Nigel Topping about how to support accelerated results in decarbonisation within hard to abate sectors.

12:45 – 13:10

Keynote: ArcelorMittal – shaping a global company’s approach to net-zero & driving long term transition whilst enhancing and building competitivity 

Alan Knight, General Manager – Corporate Responsibility,  ArcelorMittal

13:15 – 13:45

Funding Panel: Accelerating innovation into reality – getting the right, great ideas funded & to scale

Moderator: Kelsey Lynn Skinner, Partner, IP Group
Cindi Choi, Managing Director, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures
Oliver Phillips, Director, Lime Rock New Energy
Nigel Purcell, Investment Director, Engie New Ventures

14:00 – 14:30

Technology Challenge Panel: Which services and technologies can actually deliver NetZero on time?

Moderator: Michael Burns, Partner, Ashurst
Rob West, Founder, Thunder Said Energy
Philip New, CEO, Energy Catapult
Tom Delay CBE, Chief Executive, the Carbon Trust

14:45 – 15:15

Open Innovation Discussion: How are open-innovation hubs selecting and supporting the best technologies – learnings from creating conditions for success in demo-pilot-scale up

Moderator: Dinah McLeod, Chief Executive, Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) 
Natalia Ruiz Saez, Open Innovation Hub Leader, Repsol
Cristina Aparicio Maeztu, Insight and Business Development Director, CEMEX Ventures
Damian Beauchamp, Chief Development Officer, 8 Rivers
Mairi Dillon, Investor Relationships Manager, CPI Enterprises

15:30 – 15:45

US DOE & CCUS: How technology and policy are developing to support decarbonisation

Mark Ackiewicz, Director for the Division of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research and Development (R&D) at the Department of Energy (DOE)

15:45 – 16:00

How BEIS is supporting decarbonisation innovation & scale-up in the UK – new funding update & routes forward

Catherine Barber, Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Transformation at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

16:00 – 16.30

Policy Q&A: Where are policies driving successful outcomes?

Get your questions answered on EU, UK & US policy and funding competitions. Confirmed panellists include:

Damien Meadows, Adviser on Legal and Inter-institutional Issues, European and International Carbon Markets – Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission

Catherine Barber, Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Transformation at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Mark Ackiewicz, Director for the Division of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research and Development (R&D) at the Department of Energy (DOE)

16:45 – 17.15

What’s the route to securing the volume of renewables, cost-effective energy needed to fuel decarbonisation?

Moderator: Mark Porter, Director, Director at Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance 
Dr. Jörg Rothermel, Head of department Energy, Climate Protection, Raw Materials, German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
Emmanuel Brutin, Public Affairs Director, CEMBUREAU

17:15 – 19:00

North American Match Meetings

International project updates, international speakers and delegates from around the world: Break out of both industry and geographical siloes to connect with peers in North America working on the same issues as you. Different regions have different approaches and financial models – but cross-sector experience always brings value and perspective. Use the AI-driven platform to identify the most useful &  interesting attendees to meet and keep an eye out for the recommendations for delegates that match your interests. On-the-spot video calls & messaging make it easy.

 

Keynote sessions

Live interactive sessions

Speakers

Hours of insight

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