Enabling industrial decarbonisation: The vital role of solar thermal and geothermal for the energy transition in industry


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: October 11, 2023
  • TIME: 17:30
  • LOCATION: Brussels

EGEC and Solar Heat Europe are pleased to invite you to an important event on October 11th from 17:30 to 19:30,  focusing on the crucial topic of industrial decarbonisation, a key component of the EU’s climate and energy security objectives.

The event will take place at the European Parliament (EP) from 17:30 to 19:30 and it will be chaired by MEP Beatrice Covassi, co-chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup. Following the event, we invite you to join us for Cocktails and Networking.The bulk of manufacturing industry greenhouse gas emissions comes from the use of fossil fuels for heating at different temperatures.


Half of manufacturing heat requires low-to-medium temperature ranges which are best met by local renewable heating resources such as solar thermal and geothermal resources.

This event will explore how to accelerate industry’s transition to renewable heating through examples in Europe and abroad and outline the dedicated support structure required to aid European industry.

Welcome : Beatrice Covassi, Member of the European Parliament and Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup

Keynote speech : Lukasz Kolinski, Head of Unit, Renewables and Energy System Integration, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Case studies:

  • Adele Manzella, Coordinator of geothermal projects, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (CNR-IGG)
  • Giovanni Vercammen, Chief Technological & Energy Officer at Boortmalt Group and Hugues Defréville, CEO Newheat

Panel discussion (moderated by Anna Gumbau):

  • Pedro Dias, Policy Director, Solar Heat Europe
  • Sanjeev Kumar, Head of Policy, EGEC
  • Adele Manzella, Coordinator of geothermal projects, CNR-IGG
  • Giovanni Vercammen, Chief Technological & Energy Officer, Boortmalt Group
  • Hugues Defréville, CEO Newheat


Intervention by Member of the European Parliament, Professor Zdzisław Krasnodobeski

Closing remarks followed by Cocktail & Networking




Contact: Garance Galliaerde, secretariat@investmentindustryintergroup.eu

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