The president of the Commission for Sustainable Development and Environment of CEOE, Carles Navarro, has been in charge of moderating this day that has had companies in the cement, electrical, infrastructure, chemical, ICT, refining, steel and paper sector.

The cement sector has referred to the importance of improving sustainability and efficiency in construction, especially in terms of CO2 emissions. In addition, they have highlighted other techniques for decarbonization such as the use of recycled materials or alternative fuels. Along these lines, Jesús Ortiz, CEO of Heidelberg, explained his project on CO2 capture in industrial processes, and Isidoro Miranda, CEO of Lafarge Holcim, his project on new low-CO2 cements.

To tell the initiatives of the electricity sector, Luis Manuel Santos Moro, Innovation Director of EDP Spain, has tried the hybridization of storage technologies, and John Chamberlain, of Naturgy, has talked about the new renewable energies. They have stressed that to achieve a 100% decarbonized economy in 2050, the development of renewable gas and, in particular, H2 is essential.

The infrastructure sector has been represented by Rubén Ruiz Arriazu, director of operations of Suez Spain, who has talked about biofactories, a new management paradigm in sewage treatment plants for a circular economy. Its objective is to achieve a circular model, through the generation of energy, water reuse and recovery of waste resulting from the purification, generating a positive impact on society and biodiversity.

Then the panel has had the interventions of the chemical sector. About circular economy and energy efficiency, Andrea Firenze, general director of Covestro, and industrial gases: technology and molecules essential for the energy transition have spoken Jorge Gómez, SWE commercial director of Air Liquide.

Another of the sectors that has been accommodated within this day has been the ICT sector, with the representation of the president of Ametic, Pedro Mier, who has presented the results of the sustainable mobility think tank where more than 80 representatives from all over Europe have participated . A project focused on sustainability and mobility that began with the electric vehicle.

Carlos Martín, technical and environmental director of AOP, has talked about the refineries of the future: much more than oil. Within this refining sector, it has highlighted its strategy towards the evolution of eco-fuels. "Energy efficiency is a basic lever for our activity and with it we have managed to reduce emissions," he said.

The steel sector has been represented by Susana Peregrina, head of the Arcelor Mittal R&D Center in the Basque Country, who has spoken about the way of manufacturing CO2 neutral steel. Among the solutions he has proposed, he has talked about biomass and the necessary support for companies in the sector.

Finally, Isaac del Moral, ASPAPEL Energy Director, highlighted the importance of paper innovation for decarbonization and also highlighted the importance of reaching climate neutrality.



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