21–23 March 2022

Berlin, Germany

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Energy & Sustainability Forum

Decarbonising the Downstream Industry



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Welcome to the 2nd Annual ESF 2022 – Energy & Sustainability Forum

Following the great success of the inaugural ESF held virtually in June 2021, Euro Petroleum Consultants is pleased to announce the Energy & Sustainability Forum 2022 will take place from 21-23 March in Berlin.

The transition is a pathway, not a moment in the story. As the transition accelerates, so does the complexity, challenging the industry to invent new technologies, new supply chains, new value chains and new markets, all with collaboration at the heart.

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With no one single solution to achieve net zero, the industry must form a coherent approach to take advantage of all opportunities including hydrogen, liquid fuels, circular economy, and clean and reliable energy. Meeting climate change neutrality is a science and technology challenge, and as a science and engineering-based industry, the downstream industry is well equipped to do that.

Through interactive panel discussions, presentations and case studies, ESF 2022 will explore:

DECARBONISATION STRATEGIES & DEPLOYMENT - Our keynote session will look at how the industry can be enabled and supported to move as fast as it can, in the technology directions that’s best for them and wider society. It will present opportunities for refiners and producers to carbon base line their assets and accelerate the adoption of low carbon technologies. What is achievable short term through the delivery of energy and operational efficiency to minimise carbon footprint and operating costs

H2 - THE KEY ENABLER TO THE FUTURE OF THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY & THE UTILISATION OF CO2 - Europe’s politicians are pushing hard for green hydrogen but for the industry to deliver within the desired timeline, we need enough renewable power for the electrification of crackers along with the development of a non-energy intensive route to produce olefins. Until then fossil based blue hydrogen, using carbon capture and sequestration, remains a proven key mechanism to allow the industry to reduce its emissions. This session will explore the latest low and zero carbon technologies and projects essential to achieving deep decarbonisation targets.

CIRCULARITY - With such expectations from stakeholders on Scope 3, how can we get more of our products/services to be circular? Innovation, regulation, integration, and infrastructure are all needed to ensure that waste becomes a valuable material that comes back into the chain. There is a big innovation challenge for the whole industry to make these technologies scalable and affordable, especially to be successful by 2050.
This session will help you scale and commercialise circularity, by working with the entire value chain and deploying the best technologies on the market to help close the loop.

TRANSITION & DIVERSIFY - The transition is a journey with many steps, not a competition or challenge between technology or colour. Cooperation and collaboration are needed between different sources of energy and the many opportunities available today must be embraced in parallel. This session will look at the latest conversion technologies to support the evolution of refiners and producers through increased flexibility and (product slate) diversification, including the production and development of new bio, renewable and e-fuels.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Pre-Conference Seminars

Monday, 21st March 2022, Berlin Marriott Hotel

Delivering a low-carbon future:
How will you achieve your Net-Zero ambitions?

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Getting to Net Zero Emissions: Innovations for Refining & Chemicals

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Register your interest to attend the seminars

Complimentary registration open to all operators and producers


Held on the 16th & 21st September 2021

ESF 2021 – 1st Energy & Sustainability Forum

31 May–2 June 2021, Virtual

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+44 (0) 20 7357 8394      info@europetro.com