Rising to the challenge: transitioning your energy intensive site to net zero

Rising to the challenge: transitioning your energy intensive site to net zero
20 Sep 2022

Rising to the challenge: transitioning your energy intensive sites to net zero

Are you looking for practical ways to decarbonise your sites and reduce energy costs?

Join us for this webinar on 20 September when we will be exploring the real-world issues for decarbonising manufacturing sites and industrial processes, review current and future options for taking action to help you tackle the rapidly increasing cost of energy, and find ways to dramatically reduce your carbon emissions.

The industrial sector is one of the most difficult to decarbonise, yet its decarbonisation is a core part of the EU and UK’s ambitious plans to transition to net zero by 2050. The 2020s is a crucial time to lay the bedrock to get in line with this ambition and not be left behind. Over the next few years we will see more and more industries switch away from fossil fuel combustion to low carbon alternatives, responding to external pressures to remain competitive, retain customers and keep costs low in the face of spiralling energy price increases.

Join the webinar to find ways to reduce your energy costs, decarbonise and future-proof your sites.

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Serious and sustained efforts to decarbonise industry can be expensive, difficult and daunting, but it doesn’t need to be that way. In this session we will reveal:

  • The full extent of pressures pushing industries to decarbonise, not least the rapid and massive increase in energy costs - and why action is needed now

  • Short, medium and long term planning – creating a decarbonisation pathway for industrial companies.

  • The direction of technology for decarbonising heat – what are the options available now and in the future?


  • Richard Hodges, Principal Consultant, Industrial Energy Efficiency and Processes, Ricardo
  • Paul Finnegan, Business Development Manager, Heat Decarbonisation, Ricardo
  • Kathryn Warren, Principal Consultant, CHP and Heat Decarbonisation, Ricardo
  • Emma Piercy, Head of Climate Change & Energy Policy, Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

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Who is it for?

This webinar will be particularly useful for those in energy-intensive industrial manufacturing sectors including: cement, steel, aluminium, glass, ceramics, food and drink, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, and automotives. It will be of interest to those who deal with energy and environment as part of their roles: QHSE managers, dedicated energy and environmental managers, as well as site managers and operational managers looking for an overview of actions to take towards reducing costs and enhancing sustainability.

Energy, heat and decarbonisation expertise

The webinar will be hosted by Ricardo's decarbonisation experts, sharing our experience supporting  industrial clients combined with our knowledge of government policy to provide a view on future developments. We will draw on examples from the work we have delivered for clients, for example, identifying a massive £500,000 for a food and drink site.

From the heavy industry perspective, we will be joined Emma Piercy, Head of Climate Change & Energy Policy at the FDF. Emma will share examples of practical actions that have been taken by their members, and discuss the future direction of decarbonisation in the sector to illustrate the changes that we will see in other industries this decade. 

At the end of the session you will also have the opportunity to pose your questions to our panel.
So whether you’re concerned about the rising costs of gas and electricity, the pressure from stakeholders to demonstrate your sustainability and looking for ways to modernise and future-proof your site this webinar will help you identify ways to move forward.

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Related pages:

Heat decarbonisation