Hall 1
 240124 H4Cs WS Exploring the sectoral H4Cs potential in EU regions
The Hubs4Circularity (H4C) aim at setting a new model of real circularity across Europe that allows to make the closing of resource streams (energy or materials) from different sources (industry or municipalities) a systematic reality. The potential of the H4Cs is different depending on the characteristics of the areas where the Process Industries are based. In some cases, H4Cs are being developed in areas with a relevant concentration of process industries. In other cases, as in Eastern Europe or depending on the sector (e.g. aluminium, minerals), the landscape may be more scattered and the potential to close the loops will be focused on value chains.

This session will explore cases that will bring knowledge to identify the potential of H4Cs in different industrial areas and regions in Europe.
   Hall 2
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BuildUPspeed - Speeding up industrialized building renovation by introducing the local pop-up factory concept
The EU project “BuildUPspeed” aims to expedite both the scale and depth of deep renovations within the EU building stock, aligning with, and bolstering the EU renovation wave. By championing and implementing industrialized renovation solutions, the project leverages the collective expertise of partners from the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Austria. These collaborations seek to conceive concepts that propel the renovation wave throughout Europe.

As an integral component of this project, a hands-on approach is developed to hasten the adoption of industrialized solutions on-site, particularly for large-scale projects such as district or building renovations. This approach is encapsulated in developing and implementing the Local Pop-up Factory concept.

In this workshop, participants will gain insights into the Local Pop-up Factory concept. The session will explore its potential and its diverse applications across Europe, contributing to the broader discussion on advancing innovative and efficient solutions for the renovation wave.
   Hall 3
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Flexibility and Load Management for Energy Grids: The Hidden Potential of Buildings
Delve into the role of buildings in reshaping our thermal and electric energy grids at our workshop, "Flexibility and Load Management for Energy Grids: Exploring Building Potential." In response to increasing energy demands and environmental concerns, this session investigates practical approaches to enhance grid flexibility and manage loads by integrating buildings as active elements in our energy systems. Participants will examine current research and real-world applications, exploring how buildings can transition from passive consumers to active contributors within the energy ecosystem. Engage with experts sharing insights on utilizing building infrastructure for demand response, energy storage, and decentralized energy generation. Understand the capabilities and necessities of advanced control systems, and new business models in enabling buildings to fulfill their potential.

The workshop will include case studies illustrating successful implementations, emphasizing the economic and environmental advantages of utilizing building flexibility. Seize this opportunity to connect with leading researchers from the IEA EBC Annex 84 and ES Task 43, industry professionals, and policymakers shaping the future of energy grids.
   Hall 4
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Sustainable Fuels for the Shipping and Transportation Sector
Join us for an inspiring workshop on how to introduce sustainable fuels on a large scale in the shipping sector and similar applications like industries and heavy-duty transportation. Key technology providers will share their plans for the future, and the two European research projects Fuelsome and Synergetics will showcase pathways for the generation, storage, and distribution of ammonia, methanol, methane, and hydrogen.

Explore solutions for ocean vessels, compare them with smaller applications on lakes and rivers, and delve into crucial aspects of fuel pathways from source to ship. Discover the newest developments in technology and learn more about the missing links for a full deployment of the required infrastructure. Join the discussion on the future of sustainable fuels in the shipping and transportation sector.




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