Roadmaps are ready: now what?? Exploring the realities of the heat transition

This one-day event is jointly organised by the Horizon 2020 projects Heat Roadmap Europe 4 (HRE4) and ReUseHeat. For HRE4, it is the closing event where the final low-carbon heating and cooling strategies will be presented, their contribution to the EU 2050 long-term strategy and implementation at the national level will be discussed. The complementary ReUseHeat workshop will focus on mapping of urban excess heat sources, business models and bankability of such projects. The detailed programme with session descriptions will be available soon.

Please be aware of the nationwide strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019, which might heavily affect public transportation in the country.  When planning your trip, please consider arriving to Brussels the day before the event and staying in a hotel in a walking distance from the event venue.


08:30 - 09:00

Coffee & Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome speeches

  • Brian Vad Mathiesen, HRE coordinator, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Vincent Berrutto, Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), European Commission

09:30 - 11:00

Heat sector decarbonisation by 2050 - The EU long-term strategy, the HRE outcomes and policy implications

  • Facilitator: Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power
  • Hans van Steen, DG Energy, European Commission - tbc
  • Susana Paardekooper, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University, Denmark

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Heat sector decarbonisation - Panel on practical implementation

  • Moderator: Aksana Krasatsenka, DHC+ Technology Platform
  • Carsten Rothballer, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany
  • Daniel Trier, PlanEnergi, Denmark
  • Melanie Shaffu, E.ON, Germany
  • Andreas Mück, Viking Heat Engines, Norway
  • Antonio Zonta, Province of Treviso, Italy

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:15

Welcome from the ReUseHeat project

  • Alessandro Provaggi, DHC+ Technology Platform

14:15 - 15:30

Excess heat potential & barriers for investments

  • Urban Persson, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Daniela Leonte, Tractebel, Romania
  • Kristina Lygnerud, IVL, Sweden & Giorgio Bonvicini, RINA Consulting, Italy

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Excess heat investments in practice

  • Moderator: Alessandro Provaggi, DHC+ Technology Platform
  • Kristina Lygnerud, IVL, Sweden
  • Henry Wynn, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Angel Andreu, Veolia, Spain
  • Joost Declerck, Belfius, Belgium
  • Massimo Bertoncini, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Italy
February 13 2019

Rue de la Loi 42 Wetstraat, Brussels
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