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Energy Talks&Drinks – Flatten the climate curve: the change towards sustainable and circular industries

3 December 2020 @ 17:30 - 19:00



The climate goals are clear: a 49% reduction in CO2 by 2030 and a 95-100% reduction by 2050. The industry has a 31% share of the current CO2 emissions and feels the pressure to become more sustainable. One way to reach these sustainability goals is the transition towards a circular economy. A big task for industries such as maritime and offshore, but not an impossible one. During the Energy Talks&Drinks on December 3 we will look into circularity within the maritime and offshore (energy) sector.


What does the maritime and offshore industry needs to do to become circular? What are the challenges and what are the opportunities? Who are the first movers to set the example?


Jan-Willem Kanters, Director at Cirkellab
Since 2013, Jan-Willem Kanters has been specializing in Circular Economics and with Cirkellab, among other things, conducted a study into circular opportunities in the Maritime Top Region, commissioned by the region. Based on this research and various other projects and contacts in the maritime sector, he will give an introduction to the transition to a circular economy and the opportunities and challenges he sees in the various maritime sub-sectors. About designing differently, reusing, recycling and material choices in relation to economic conjuncture, energy transition and sustainability in the rest of society.

Arnold Mulder, Sector Banker Energy at ABN AMRO
As Sector Banker Energy, Arnold closely follows developments in the sector, in order to identify both risks and opportunities for companies. Creating circular business models and offering financing options is part of this. Arnold will tell you more about this.

Henk Grunstra, Product Director Ferries at Damen Shipyards Group
For more than 10 years Henk Grunstra is managing the Product Group Ferries within the Damen organization. The focus has been very early on alternative fuels like LNG and later full electric sailing. The ferry industry is by tradition very much in the front line of political and social developments. There for it is often a front runner for public goals such as more sustainability. Today the maritime industry needs to move towards circular solutions on top. How will this affect the ferry industry? Will this be possible in the way the business is currently organized? More about this on 3 December.


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3 December 2020
17:30 - 19:00


Buccaneer Delft


Buccaneer Delft
Paardenmarkt 1
Delft, 2611 PA Netherlands
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