Upcoming Events

Innovation X-Change on Energy Productivity

Date: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Time: 8.45am start, concluding at 5:00 pm for networking drinks

Location: Aerial Function Centre, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo

Public transport runs nearby and parking is available


Click here to REGISTER NOW!

View the program here.


Don’t miss the chance to network with peers and catch up with our 2xEP innovation agenda. 

A2EP presents a day of stimulating speakers and information exchange to showcase game changing advances in Australia and internationally. The focus of the X-Change is opportunities for energy productivity improvement through new technologies including Industry 4.0, new approaches to processing including heat, and new business models that drive transformative change. 

Sessions will examine the optimal integration of renewables and demand management in business; how transport, logistics and storage can be transformed; and new energy practices being utilised for process heating. Speakers will canvass what is really happening in the field with case studies they are implementing.

Our special guest is Jim Davis, CIO at the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) in Los Angeles. Jim co-founded the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and is currently on the Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Leadership Council and the Leadership Council for Mforesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight. 

Other speakers include: Ivor Frischknecht (ARENA), Frank Zeichner (IoT Alliance Australia), Renald Gallis (Thinxstra), Alan Pears (RMIT University), Ricardo Hoffman (Johnson Controls), Brad Semmler (Cold Logic), Mark Gjerek (MOM3ENTUM), Michael Bellstedt (MINUS 40), Chris Briggs (ISF), Ariel Liebman (Monash University), Peter Haenke (ARENA), Brian Spak (CSIRO), Jeff Renaud (E nerNOC), Mark Hammond (Truck Industry Council), Greg McGarvie (GetGreen), Chris Lee (Climate-KIC Australia), Mark Goodsell (AiGroup), Stuart White (Institute for Sustainable Futures), Cristien Hickey (NSW Office of Environment & Heritage), and Jonathan Jutsen (A2EP).




ARENA's A-Lab on Process Heat (in conjunction with A2EP)

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Time: TBA

Location: TBA


Energy for process heating is a significant cost for many Australian businesses. It is largely provided by non-renewable energy sources (usually gas) and often a source of significant energy inefficiency and waste. ARENA is seeking to facilitate a step-change reduction in fossil fuel use for industrial process heating applications through measures that substantially improve energy productivity AND increase renewable energy uptake. ARENA welcomes your expertise as it develops programs in this area.

A-Lab is ARENA's social innovation lab. It seeks to drive innovation across the energy sector by facilitating a sector-wide network of industry leaders and innovators to share knowledge, develop projects and design programs. In this A-Lab session, participants from across the process heating supply chain are invited to help ARENA co-design a future funding initiative intended to accelerate this step-change. Click here to learn more about A-Lab and the work done to date.

If you’re interested in participating in a one-day A-Lab with a focus on process heating, on Wednesday 11 April in Sydney, please tick the box when you register for the X-Change or email A2EP.  Places are limited and ARENA aims to balance the range of expertise and interests.




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