Libbey and Praxair EuroHolding hosted a meeting to discuss climate change in energy intensive industries.

The meeting was in regards to the EU targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020, 2030 and 2050.

The agenda for the LIFEmeeting included plenary sessions on the policy context, and industry commitments and technological solutions.

It also included working groups that focused on key issues of shared concern and possible synergies among the participating projects.

The meeting also included field visits to the Optimelt project at the Libbey Holland premises and Tata Steel’s Horizon 2020 project, HIsarna, both in the Netherlands.

The meeting brought together beneficiaries of the LIFE programme and other EU funding mechanisms, policymakers and stakeholders.

They discussed how energy intensive industries can contribute to realising the EU roadmap to eventual decarbonisation.

The gathering helped facilitate and exchange of good practices and synergies between projects that are designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions in heavy industry, such as the glass sector.

It took place in Utrecht, The Netherlands on September 26 and 27.

For more information on LIFE Optimelt, visit the project website.

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