Industriedialog Forschung

De-Fossilization of Industry and Mobility: How can it work?

21. September 2023
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Sustainable Energy Innovation Systems for Climate Neutrality The European Union (EU) is seeking to transition to an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Energy-intensive industries, such as steel industry, are a crucial piece of the puzzle, as is the mobility sector.

Energy-intensive industries currently account for half of the energy consumption of the entire EU industry and, due to its energy-intensive production processes, are responsible for 14 per cent of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the EU. At the same time, EIIs employ around 7.8 million people and provide a value-added of EUR 549 billion (4.55% of the EU total).

Transport is responsible for about a quarter of the EU’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and causes air pollution, noise pollution and habitat fragmentation. More concretely, it is the only major economic sector in Europe where GHGs have increased since 1990 and is also the largest contributor to nitrogen oxides emissions, which harm health and the environment. Similarly, road transport is one of the main sources of environmental noise pollution in Europe. If Europe aims to become climate-neutral by 2050, this cannot be achieved without a sustainable mobility system, based on cleaner and more active transport modes, cleaner fuels and, where possible, reducing the need for mobility.

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Hörsaal i1 Technische Universität Graz
Inffeldgasse 18 / Erdgeschoss
8010 Graz


Forum Technik und Gesellschaft


19:00 Uhr


Eichlseder Helmut
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

INVITED LECTURE: De-Fossilization of Industry and Mobility: How can it work?; Georg BRASSEUR Em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.; President of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 2013-2022 and Professor emeritus of the Institute of Electrical Measurement and Sensor Systems, TU Graz


Walter BERGER Dipl.-Ing. Dr.; Managing Director, voestalpine Research Services Donawitz

Jürgen RECHBERGER Dipl.-Ing.; Vice President and Business Field Leader of Hydrogen & Fuel Cell, AVL GmbH


MODERATION: Gerhard MURER Dipl.-Ing.; Speaker of TU Graz Forum Technology and Society

Followed by a BUFFET