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Renewable Solutions for Energy Intensive Industry

The Colloquium on Renewable Solutions for Energy Intensive Industry will provide an overview of renewable technologies for electricity and process heat commercially available and currently under development. The colloquium will host presentations from universities, research institutes and energy supply companies. Presentations from industry on renewable energy applications are also invited.

Global agreements to aim for less than 2°C global warming requires CO2 emissions to achieve net zero by 2060. Energy intensive industries are often criticized for lack of emissions reductions. In addition, carbon tax and its implications for industry necessitates an evaluation of alternatives to fossil fuel use. This colloquium strives to have an open discussion on the technologies available, the barriers to their implementation and how to overcome them.


Camielah Jardine
Head of Conferencing • SAIMM
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7


To provide an opportunity for energy intensive industry to engage with companies and researchers in the renewable energy field. To inform on the state of technology development and promote the adoption of renewable energy solutions.

Who should attend

The conference is aimed at delegates from industry operating mines, smelters, kilns and other minerals processing units requiring heating, cooling or electricity and includes:

  • First line, middle, and senior management
  • Plant/production engineers
  • Process/development engineers
  • Design engineers