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2nd NEFI-Conference
October 13-14, 2022

In Europe, the order of the day is climate neutrality by 2050. Austria wants to go ten years ahead and become climate neutral by 2040. To achieve these goals, we will need more than mere lip service.

New processes, new efficiency, and innovations will be required – that became clear at the first scientific conference of the NEFI Innovation Network. Due to the great interest and the outstanding importance of transforming the industrial energy system, the NEFI-Innovation network organises the second scientific NEFI-Conference from October 13-14, 2022 in Linz.

October 13-14, 2022

Redoutensäle, Promenade 39, 4020 Linz, Austria

Topics and focal points:

  • International Expert talks with representatives from politics, research, and industry

  • Scientific Exchange on the decarbonisation of the industrial energy system

  • Presentations and Scientific Paper Awards

As part of the two-day conference in the Redoutensäle in the city center of Linz, experts from politics, research and industry will discuss the social, political and – above all – the technological changes for a climate-friendly industry. In the scientific sessions concrete solutions and first findings from the 17 NEFI projects will be presented.

Main topics

The two-day event puts its focus on the NEFI innovation fields for the decarbonisation of the industrial energy system.

  • Technological fields of innovation:
    Energy efficiency and new processes, renewable energies, storage, and Demand Side Management (DSM), industry and grid.
  • Systemic fields of innovation:
    Regulatory framework and policy, system solutions and infrastructure, and new business models.

We will announce the detailed program and the possibility of registration here in the coming weeks. Please make a note of 13-14 October, 2021.

Participation is free of charge.

NEFI – New Energy for Industry is grouped around a consortium including the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Montanuniversität Leoben, OÖ Energiesparverband and Business Upper Austria, the business agency of the Upper Austrian Government. It was created to drive forward the industrial energy transition. NEFI is an energy model region funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund and supported by the Federal States of Upper Austria and Styria.

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The two-day conference event focuses on the NEFI innovation fields for the decarbonisation of the industrial energy system.
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Innovation fields
In the framework of NEFI key technologies for decarbonizing the industrial energy system are addressed in three technological and three systemic innovation-fields.
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