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European Sustainable Energy Week 2022
Batteries Europe took part in the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which is the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and includes a series of activities aimed at building a secure energy future for Europe. This year’s edition of the EUSEW takes a hybrid format, from 26-30 September on the theme of ‘Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition’.
Representatives of Batteries Europe alongside other Battery initiatives took part in a policy session on “Making the EU battery value chain future-proof by investing in people, skills and innovation”.
During the panel session, the Technical Leader of Batteries Europe Working Groups, Roberto Scipioni gave more insight on digitalisation to bring more flexibility to battery use and how the European battery ecosystem is working to support and overcome the great challenge of transforming the energy sector.
The objective of this session was to provide insight into how the European battery ecosystem is working to support and overcome the great challenge of transforming the transport and energy sectors and addressed the following key points: developing the education and skills needed to make this transition; investing in the technologies of the future to help them bridge the valley of death, and digitalisation to bring more flexibility to battery use.
Education and innovation are two of the drivers that need to be addressed to set the pillars of an independent European battery value chain to tackle climate change and reindustrialize the economy.
The session began with high-level presentations to set the scene and was followed by a panel discussion with experts representing the different initiatives in the European battery ecosystem working towards this goal, bringing a well-balanced perspective of the European battery industry.
• Vincent Berrutto, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
• Michael Lippert, President of BEPA and Batteries Europe, Director of innovation and solutions for energy at SAFT
• Thore Sekkenes, Program Director, EBA250
• Philippe Jacques, Managing Director, EMIRI
• Kristina Edström, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Battery2030+ Uppsala University
• Roberto Scipioni, Technical Leader, Batteries Europe
• Ilka von Dalwigk, EBA250 Policy Manager, EIT InnoEnergy
• Daniela Werlich, 2nd IPCEI on Battery Innovation
Watch the session on here