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PROCESS launches new Process Energy Summit 2013

| Editor: Gerd Kielburger

The 1st Process Energy Summit 2013 will be held from November 19-20 at Vogel Convention Center in Wuerzburg, in the heart of Germany. The location used to be the former printing facility of the PROCESS Publisher. Vogel Business Media has a tradition of more than 120 years.
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The 1st Process Energy Summit 2013 will be held from November 19-20 at Vogel Convention Center in Wuerzburg, in the heart of Germany. The location used to be the former printing facility of the PROCESS Publisher. Vogel Business Media has a tradition of more than 120 years. (Photo: VBM)

The green transition and increasingly intense competition between regions as they try to attract and retain business investment are putting significantly more pressure on Europe and Germany to find additional ways of reducing energy and resource consumption. At a time when industry is trying to make more intelligent and efficient use of energy, the Process Energy Summit 2013 will provide a platform for sharing information on developments, prospects and solutions which may point the way forward.

The fact is that the chemical industry, along with all the other energy-intensive industries, is caught between a rock and a hard place. Energy costs are rising, CO2 emissions are too high, the ground rules for the energy transition are completely up in the air and there is intense competition between Europe, the Middle East and Asia to attract and retain industry. On top of that, the shale gas boom is driving down the price of energy and feedstock in the US. What all of this means is that the ability to use energy efficiently is now even more critical for the future of the European process industry. Producers depend on a reliable supply of electricity to maintain production. “There is increasing concern that some day we may have to push the red power-off button,” said an Energy Manager at one of Germany’s chemical makers.

Is energy efficiency excellence the answer?

Given this scenario, how can the industry remain competitive and maintain a stable production environment? How will the shale gas boom in the US affect producers in Germany and Europe? Should chemical producers view energy autonomy as a utopian dream or a realistic vision? Can operational excellence provide a pathway to energy efficiency excellence? How much remaining leverage is there in energy and resource efficient process technology? What feasible strategies exist for coupling regenerative energy and chemical production?

These are just some of the compelling issues which will be on the agenda at the Process Energy Summit 2013 in Würzburg, in the heart of Germany. This cross-industry communication platform will focus on the current and future challenges facing the process and equipment supply industry. Every manager will have the opportunity to gain a greater insight into the energy issues.

The event will take place on November 19th – 20th, 2013 at the Vogel Convention Center in Würzburg, in the heart of Germany. Leading figures in the process industry will discuss feasible strategies for significantly increasing energy efficiency in production, and they will highlight new ways of enhancing process ROI and competitiveness. The two-day Summit including the Energy Solution Area will promote direct contact between users, plant designers, the plant engineering industry, chemical park operators and equipment suppliers. It will create the ideal opportunity to engage in a constructive dialogue.

For more information please contact: PROCESS Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Gerd Kielburger, gerd.kielburger@vogel.com, Tel: +49 (0)931 418 2536

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