The focus group on learnings from innovation case studies, innovation biographies and an innovation database to create new pathways for REINVENT sectors took place in Dusseldorf.
Fredric Bauer presented results from REINVENT on innovation pathways for decarbonising European industries at the Achieving Net Zero conference organised by the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. Watch the broadcast here (Fredric’s presentation starts 1 hour 9 minutes into the stream).
Lars J Nilsson took part in the networking and knowledge sharing event for Horizon 2020 decarbonisation projects in Brussels, where insights from different projects were exchanged.
REINVENT’s Fredrik NG Andersson and Lars J Nilsson took part in a panel debate titled “Climate Change – What can we do?”, which was held in Lund as part of the event of the European association of former members of parliament of the member states of the Council of Europe.
REINVENT’s Lars J Nilsson will take part in the special opening panel titled ‘Technology outlook for the low-carbon economy’. Go to the events page to see the full programme of this event in Brussels.
REINVENT organised a stakeholder workshop on Closed Loop Biogenic Carbon Economy, hosted by the European Environmental Agency in Copenhagen, involving experts from the industry, policy and research.
Tobian Nielsen took part in “Japan-Europe Dialogue 2019, Pathway to Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution – Toward achieving Sustainable Development Goals”, representing STEPS and REINVENT, the two sister projects that address decarbonisation of plastics.
REINVENT’s Johannes Stripple and Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson are part of the group that organised the wonderful and thought-provoking Carbon Ruins exhibition in Lund. REINVENT’s researchers (Valentin Vogl, Jacob Hasselbalch, Paul G Raven, Fredric Bauer and Karl Holmberg) have also contributed to this exhibition with knowledge and insights from their work.
REINVENTers Bregje van Veelen (Durham University) and Mark Cooper (UC Davis, previously Lund University) are organising a session titled Realising transformative climate economies? The place(s) of green finance in the Anthropocene.
They are involved in Chapter 11, devoted to industry, and Chapter 3, devoted to mitigation pathways compatible with long-term goals, respectively.
REINVENT’s stakeholder workshop took place at PBL in the Hague, bringing together modellers, industry stakeholders and REINVENT.
Co-hosted by EASME, the initiative IN4climate.NRW and REINVENT, this event held in Brussels explores the coevolution of steel, plastics, and other sectors and the new interdependencies that may develop when moving to a fossil-free and closed-carbon loop economy.
Lars J Nilsson will take part in Climate leadership: European industry at the forefront, organised by the HYBRIT initiative as part of the EU Industry Days.
On 10 January a team of Reinvent researchers from Lund University participated in a webinar hosted by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (unpri.org) for their investor working group on plastics.
REINVENT workshop: Understanding Innovation Dynamics for Low-Carbon Transitions in Resource-Intensive Industries
It will take place in Brussels, involving REINVENTERs, policy-makers and industry stakeholders. This workshops connects to the innovation case studies we are currently conducting, across sectors and their value chains.
It will explore the nature of low-carbon finance, its governance dynamics, and the interactions and trade-offs between ‘low-carbon’ and other ‘sustainable’ qualities of new materials, products and processes.
REINVENT’s coordinator Lars J Nilsson moderated the panel debate titled ‘Lowering the climate impact of plastic materials’, held at Lund University and organised by EIT Climate-KIC. The video from this event is available here.
Lars J Nilsson (ULUND), Ernst Worrell (UU) and Mariësse van Sluisveld (PBL) from REINVENT have attended the LIFE platform meeting on climate change mitigation in energy intensive industries in Utrecht, the Netherlands (26-27 September 2018).
The meeting is hosted by LIFE OPTIMELT (http://lifeoptimelt.com/announcement.htm), a project that is recovering waste heat in glass manufacturing, and is organised in cooperation with the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA).
The two-day gathering will include plenary sessions on the policy context, industry commitments and technological solutions; workshops; a poster session; and field visits to the OPTIMELT project at the Libbey Leerdam glassware factory and Tata Steel’s Horizon 2020 project, HIsarna, both in the Netherlands.
Lars has presented in the session on EU-level policies on energy-intensive industries, GHG emission reduction and energy efficiency. To download a copy of the agenda, click here.
Cambridge, 5 September 2018
Lars J Nilsson, the project coordinator of REINVENT, attended the Advisory Board meeting of another Horizon 2020 programme, INNOPATHS. He held a speech titled ‘Decarbonisation policy landscape – key developments and impending issues’. This meeting marks a close collaboration between two Horizon 2020 projects.