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May 2021

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European Commission updates its EU industrial strategy

Brussels (May 2021) - This week the European Commission updated the EU Industrial Strategy to ensure that its industrial ambition takes full account of the new circumstances following the COVID-19 crisis and helps to drive the transformation to a more sustainable, digital, resilient and globally competitive economy. It shows support for industrial sectors that are strategic to the European economy and that are pushing to rally and decarbonise in the post-COVID-19 era, but that are dependent on an enabling framework preventing carbon leakage.

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How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry

Brussels (May 2021) Aluminium is one of the most recycled commodities in the world, but the processes involved in the production of this metal still leave a high environmental impact on the planet. New waste heat recovery technologies can take the industry one step closer to achieving cleaner production methods.

 

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#03 Augmented Reality (AR) - From visualized data to x-applications for the digital energy industry.

Brussels (May 2021) - Augmented reality can do much more than make the invisible visible. It connects our analog and digital data worlds. In doing so, it creates transitions that did not exist before. 2D data can be linked with 3D data and visualized. 

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The EU Coordinated Plan on AI: Expectations for the Energy Transition

Brussels (May 2021) - The European Commission published on 21 April 2021 its newest set of actions and regulations for managing the development of Artificial Intelligence in the European Union. This vastly popular technology is gaining ground quickly throughout member states, bringing hope for solutions to reach EU energy and climate targets, as well as risks to evolve in counter-effective and even dangerous directions.

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April 2021

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State-of-the-art of the industrial digital landscape

Brussels (April 2021) - The last industrial revolution may have started in the digital service sector but in the past decade heavy industries are slowly embracing the new digital wave with the design and development of specific tools that could help their manufacturing processes increasing productivity and therefore competitiveness.

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February 2021

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Is Blockchain the solution for Carbon Tracing, Sustainable Supply Chains and Circular Economy?

Brussels (February 2021) For most (or at least many) people Blockchain "has something to do with Bitcoin", kind of a weird digital currency with enormous price fluctuations and recently prominently featured by media following Elon Musk buying Bitcoins for more than a billion USD. But there are other initiatives underway, driven by global majors in industry and IT and supported by global platforms as well as innovative Blockchain startups. 

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October 2020

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Europe’s energy-intensive industries coping with covid crisis while trying to stay on sustainable path

Brussels (October 2020) - Current times are posing many challenges; among these, people that have to cope with the COVID-19 crisis and with a paralysed economy. And what's happening to industries?

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September 2020

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Europe’s steel industry and the need to decarbonise

Brussels (September 2020) - Steel industry needs to decarbonise, but what will be its cost? Would consumers be willing to pay for a "greener" steel? Are there incentives and initiatives going on?

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August 2020

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Latest report - Economic and steel market outlook 2020-2021

Brussels (August 2020) - The latest report, released by EUROFER - the European association of steel industry, showcase the economic and market outlook for 2020-2021 in the steel industry.

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June 2020

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Investing in improving energy efficiency is industry's chance to be part of the post-pandemic economic recovery

Brussels (June 2020) - In January 2020, the European Commission presented its European Green Deal Investment Plan.

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May 2020

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European Green Deal call - public consultation open until june 2020

Brussels (May 2020) - The European Commission launched a public consultation to help shape the EU #GreenDeal call - open until 3rd June 2020.

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CEMBUREAU's roadmap towards #Cement2050 - a Carbon Neutrality Roadmap

Brussels (May 2020) - CEMBUREAU, representing the interests of European cement industry, publishes its roadmap that "looks at how CO2 emission can be reduced by acting at each stage of the value chain [...] to achieve zero net emissions by 2050".

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CEFIC shares concrete example of how chemical industry in Europe is fighting the Covid-19

Brussels (May 2020) - CEFIC, the European Chemical industry Council, has recently shared a list of initiatives led by chemical industries all around Europe, in order to support countries in the battle against Covid-19

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Circular Aluminium Action Plan - EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM shares its strategy for achieving aluminium's full potential for circular economy by 2030

Brussels (May 2020) - European Aluminium, representing the entire value chain of the aluminium industry in Europe, published its strategy towards a circular economy approach for 2030.

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EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM shares a set of recommendations for a sustainable industrial recovery plan

Brussels (May 2020) - European Aluminium, representing the entire value chain of the aluminium industry in Europe, outlines a set of concrete recommendations that the EU Commission and Member States could take into consideration to help industries overcome the current crisis.

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CEMBUREAU position paper on EU recovery - a joint declaration by CEOs of the European Cement Industry

Brussels (May 2020) - CEMBUREAU, representing the interests of European cement industry, publishes a position paper for concrete actions to achieve a successful recovery plan.

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April 2020

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EUROFER's priorities on carbon neutrality and circularity for steel

Brussels (April 2020) - EUROFER, representing the entirety of steel production in the European Union, shares its priorities and vision on carbon neutrality and circular economy for steel market.

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How COVID-19 might implicate the European fertilizers industry

Brussels (April 2020) - CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, shares a vision on how the Covid-19 outbreak might affect European Fertilizers industry.

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CERAME-UNIE position on European Commission’s circular economy action plan

Brussels (April 2020) - CERAME-UNIE, the Brussels-based umbrella organisation representing the European ceramic industry structured in nine sectors, expresses its position towards the EC Circular Economy Action Plan.

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CEFIC and "Facts and Figures 2020" on EU chemical industry

Brussels (April 2020) - CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, shares "Facts and Figures 2020" of European chemical industry, "a wealth generating sector of the economy and a major contributor to building a sustainable future for Europe".

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CEMBUREAU's contribution to a Green Deal for Europe

Brussels (April 2020) - "With 15% of CO2 emissions reduced in cement manufacturing since 1990, we have already made significant changes and will continue to do so across the cement and concrete value chain." CEMBUREAU, representing the interests of European cement industry, shares its contribution for a EU Green Deal.

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March 2020

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New Circular Economy Action Plan

Brussels (March 2020) - As one of the main building blocks of the European Green deal, the European Commission has approved and published the "New Circular Economy Action Plan", that "aims to make our economy fit for a green future, stregthen our competitiveness while protecting the environment and give new rights to consumers".

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