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How does Flanders tackle the transition to sustainable energy?

18 June 2019 09:00 – 13:00
VLEVA, Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussel

On Tuesday the 18th of June VLEVA takes you into the wonderful world of energy transition. Bart Castermans, policy officer at DG Energy, will give a keynote speech on the position paper ‘Europe climate neutral by 2050’ of the European Commission, while focusing specifically on energy. During this session we will share Flemish (and EU) success stories and projects with promising opportunities for energy transition

VLEVA is looking forward to welcoming you to this side event of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). 

How does Flanders tackle the transition to sustainable energy?


Ms Leen Govaerts, Unit Manager Smart Energy & Built Environment, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) /EnergyVille will chair this event.

 9.00 u. - 9.30 u.  Registration / coffee

  • 9.30 u. Introduction, Ina De Vlieger, VLEVA
  • 9.35 u. A Clean Planet for all: a European strategic long term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy, Bart Castermans, DG Energy
  • 10.10 u. Co-creating sustainable energy communities in Brussels, Maarten Messagie, Green Energy Park
  • 10.35 u. Preparing the electricity grid for 100% renewables, Koen Vanthournout, EnergyVille/VITO

11.00 u. - 11.15 u. Coffee break 

  • 11.15 u. Innovation and education at Terranova Solar and Fabriek Energiek, Daan Temmerman, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
  • 11.40 u. Steel2Chemicals – how the energy transition and circular economy can go hand-in-hand, Matthijs Ruitenbeek, Dow
  • 12.05 u. Port of Antwerp demonstration area for circular energy&feedstock, Didier Van Osselaer, Port of Antwerp

12.30 u. - 13.15 u. Network opportunity and lunch with sandwiches


More information

Contact VLEVA-liaisonofficer Ina De Vlieger via ina.devlieger@vleva.eu / 0476 45 67 80 and Melanie De Caluwé via melanie.decaluwe@vleva.eu / 0484 74 55 96.

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