Transformation towards climate-neutral industries

Registration

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All students can register for one module. You can specify two preferences. Please use the numbers “1” and “2”. If you have not been assigned a place in the project after the end of the assignment and are still interested in participating, please contact sibel.yildirim[@]ipw.rwth-aachen.de directly.

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Academic Responsibility

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Grit Walther

Chair for Operations Management

Contact Person

Schedulue

Start

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Time

Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Place

Digital (Zoom)

Contents

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the coming years and decades. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions requires a profound change in our economic systems, this is especially true for the energy-intensive raw material industries, such as the steel, cement, chemical, aluminium and paper production.

In this Leonardo Lecture, we will analyse the challenges and possible solutions for a sustainable, climate-neutral and competitive raw materials industry in North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany by 2045. The results from the NRW strategy project SCI4climate.NRW are presented by experts from the RWTH Aachen University, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Wuppertal Institute and the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, as well as other partners, such as the Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V. and the VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • classify the importance of energy-intensive industry for the transition to a climate-neutral society, including the identification and evaluation of the associated opportunities and challenges and innovative technologies for greenhouse gas reduction in the energy-intensive industry,
  • derive technology and innovation roadmaps,
  • assess infrastructure needs, e.g. with regard to pipelines for hydrogen and CO2 as well as storage technologies, and
  • explain and critically reflect on the political and legal framework conditions for a transformation to a climate-neutral industry.

Program

Overview

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Transformation of the Basic Industries – Importance for Climate Protection and Possible Pathways to Climate Neutrality for Steel, Chemistry and Cement

Wuppertal Institute

Technologien

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Low-CO2 steel production through the use of hydrogen technologies

VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH

Approaches to climate neutrality in the cement industry

Verein deutscher Zementwerke e.V.

Chair of Operations Management, RWTH Aachen

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Importance of infrastructure for industrial transformation

Fraunhofer UMSICHT

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CCU – role of science using the example of the Carbon2Chem® project

Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Methods

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Modelling approaches for the transformation to a climate neutral industry

Chair of Operations Management, RWTH Aachen

Policy Instruments & Strategies

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The EU’s Fit for 55 legislative package as an important step towards a policy framework for industrial transformation

Wuppertal Institute

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Resource efficiency as a core strategy for a climate-neutral industrial transformation

Wuppertal Institute

Business models & tools for implementation

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On the way to climate neutrality: circular business models

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln e.V.

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Digital Product Passport in the Raw Materials Industries

Wuppertal Institute

Procedure/Working method​

Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation.

Certificate

Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)
Protocol with critical analysis  (2 CP, not graded)
Term Paper (5 CP)

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