An event to put the biggest problem in the energy transition on the map. Our
modern world needs heat more than anything else, but we never talk about it.
We're changing that Wednesday 17th of August at 08:30 am on the boat Brim
Explorer at Arendalsuka.
Put your finger on something made without heat, we dare you! While the transport
sector uses 35% of all energy, the production of heat for any purpose consumes
half of all energy used by humans. Half! And almost entirely produced from
fossil sources, resulting in 40% of the total CO2 emission. If you have a
material and want to turn it into something else, you will use heat. This is a
problem you cannot quit. There is no vegan choice for heat. You cannot escape
into the bus lane with your electric car, and there's no railway option for the
flight. You're in it. Almost everything is made using heat. However, we never
talk about it. So why should we?
Recently the Norwegian government launched their "Grønt Industriløft". One of
the most important challenges - heat - wasn't mentioned with a word. Even though
half of the energy demand from the industry is heat. The result? The energy
transition will go slower, at best. This is about what energy is used for, and
using the right technology to fill the need fast. It is impossible to talk about
decarbonizing the industry without talking about heat. And a heat problem is
most efficiently solved using a heat solution. We need to electrify industrial
process heat with renewable energy, and to do that we also need to be able to
store the energy as heat.
The Long Duration Energy Storage Council (LDES) and Kyoto Group will co-host the
event, with a virtuel guest speaker from McKinsey: "Heat: the forgotten word in
renewable energy" at Arendalsuka on August 17th at 8:30 am at the fully
electrical boat Brim Explorer. The event will also be held virtually. Eivind
Reiten (Chairman of Kyoto Group and former Minister of Petroleum and Oil in
Norway), and virtual guest speaker Godart van Gendt (Senior Expert at McKinsey &
Company), will participate in the discussion.
Are you not able to join the physical event? Registration is not necessary but
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About the event at ARENDALSUKA 2022:
· Who: Kyoto, LDES & McKinsey
· What: In-person and virtual discussion: "Heat: the forgotten word in
· Time: Wednesday, August 17th at 8:30 am CEST
· Where: The fully electrical boat Brim Explorer, Arendal, and live stream
For additional information, please contact:
Kyoto Group CEO Camilla Nilsson +47 48 29 56 85 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Long Duration Energy Storage Council Long Duration (LDES)
Director of Communications North America Larissa Y. Fair +1 703 346 1344 or
About Kyoto Group
Kyoto Group offers a thermal battery, the Heatcube, to produce, store and supply
renewable heat to industrial players. The Heatcube secures heat supply based on
renewable energy for industrial production process and thereby enables the
industry to significantly reduce their CO2 footprint. The Heatcube utilizes
lower-cost engery sourced from excess solar and wind energy.
To learn more: www.kyotogroup.no
About the LDES Council
The LDES Council is a global, executive-led non-profit membership organization,
comprising technology providers, equipment providers, renewable energy
companies, utilities, grid operators, investors, and end-consumers. It strives
to accelerate decarbonization of the energy system at lowest cost to society by
driving innovation, commercialization and deployment of long duration energy
storage. The LDES Council provides fact-based guidance and information to
governments, industry and broader society, drawing from the experience of its
members which include leading energy companies, technology providers, investors
To learn more: www.ldescouncil.com.