Accelerating decarbonisation in hard to abate sectors

Roadmaps, pilot project intel and cross-sector partnerships

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Our Mission

To accelerate decarbonisation of hard to abate industry sectors

The Decarb Connect Digital Festival is a global initiative that champions and accelerates the strategies & solutions that will fast track the decarbonisation of the toughest-to-abate sectors.

We bring together industrials, investors, policymakers, game changing technologies and innovators – all sharing evidence-based strategies and road maps that will inspire all stakeholders to rise to the net zero challenge. If you are responsible for defining industrial net zero strategy, or for implementing it, this is your cohort.

Through our podcast, subscribers and partners we have a deep reach into the global hard to abate sectors. We are proud to have the support of associations, think tanks and advocates for the hard to abate sectors including: the Carbon Trust, Cembureau, Aldersgate Group, worldsteel, World Cement Association, Energy Systems Catapult, the German Chemical Association and the Global CCS Institute.

“We’re usually pretty siloed, but we know we’ll need to work across our whole value chain to decarbonise… we need to work out how to get commitments & then to make sure that these projects benefit all participants in terms of reporting”

“There’s no strategy in “electrify – just use more renewables”.  I need reliable and powerful energy sources that can really drive industrial heat consistently… and I need it to be cost effective”

“To hit NetZero by 2050 means having major pilots completed in the next 5 years… emissions unlikely to be static in that time so the scale of this challenge will only increase”

Our Speakers

The speakers and panellists at the Decarb Connect Digital Festival will share intel on what is working, showcasing demonstrations and pilots. They’ll ensure that you learn from their set-backs as well as their wins. Armed with this, you can confidently speed up decisions, business plans and also avoid replicating expensive issues which have already been solved.

Speakers already confirmed include:

Dr. Dominic Emery

Chief of Staff


Catherine Barber

Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Transformation

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Per Brevik

Director of Alternative Fuels Europe & Head of Norcem Project


Jamie Gentoso

CEO, US Cement


Dr. Palma González García

Innovation Programme Manager

Glass Futures

Jason Beggar

Executive Director

Wyoming Energy Authority

Rob West


Thunder Said Energy

Kelsey Lynn Skinner


IP Group

Damian Beauchamp

Chief Development Officer

8 Rivers

Ian Riley


World Cement Association

Festival Focus


  • Map global policy and associated investment pots
  • Define the pathway to net zero and plot key test/result/scale timelines
  • Investigate cross-sector results to date
  • Agree industry-wide commitments


  • Identify new collaboration models and identify the right partners
  • Identify modular technologies that can scale with your plans
  • Establish how to take demos to first fully at-scale initiatives
  • Access funding and investment


  • Plan for roll out of net zero technology mix across asset base
  • Identify future decarbonisation-as-service clusters
  • Establish carbon re-use & circular economy business models

Key Themes

Technology Innovation & Strategy

  • Lessons learned from early energy efficiency, ccus, electrification and hydrogen projects
  • Identify the right mix of pre- & post combustion tech for your business


  • Explore projects from multi-company clusters through to modular tech
  • How to finance ccus to full scale


  • Is h2 going to be a viable, scalable tech for your asset base?
  • How are clusters and individual companies trialling h and with what results?

Finance and Investment

  • How to access finance from pilot to full scale projects
  • Corporate venture, vc’s and private finance groups: what tech are they backing

Emerging Business Models

  • Which future carbon reuse market models are likely to work for your business?
  • How are circular models already driving results for HTA sectors?

Policy Roadmap

  • How can you tap into EU, US and UK policy frameworks and funds to supporting your early demos and plans
  • Influence the debate about the right mix of incentives and taxes to drive decarbonisation

Watch Some Of The Sessions

Festival Programme

Keynote Sessions

6 keynote panels and talks giving insight into the C-level carbon agenda from strategy to policy 

Virtual Roundtables

12 small group discussions solving what matters most to you, hosted by speakers and decarbonisation advocates

Virtual Panel Discussions

7 Live streamed panels with polling and Q&A innovation, investment, technology and policy.  

One-to-One Interviews

6 industry interviews – hear execs from different sectors in discussion about an issue central to their strategy

Live Project Reviews

13 live project  updates, 10 more on-demand case studies detailing strategy and deployment evidence

Live Q&A's

13 sessions of hard talk on topics central to your remit  

Our Attendees

The Decarb Connect Digital Festival is for leaders in the hard-to-abate sectors. We seek to share the best-in-class projects and strategic insights from cement, metals, oil & gas, power generation, utilities, ceramics, glass, mining, chemicals.  

You’ll meet with COOs,  CTOs and heads of corporate & technical strategy, corporate venture, innovation, R&D, sustainability, energy & carbon. Our list of companies already sending leadership and deployment teams includes Cemex, Saudi Aramco, EdP Energias de Portugal, Blackslope, BP, Hatch, Orano, AGC Glass, Midrex Technologies, LafargeHolcim, Tupras, SABIC, Shell and many more. 

We’re proud to be a truly international festival, sharing what’s working and what’s about to be deployed around the world. You’ll meet a global group of delegates – we’re seeing delegate bookings from the USA, UK, South Africa, Turkey, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Canada, Portugal and Norway.


On-Demand Library

8-hours of on-demand content available during the event week and beyond. Our library of sessions will give you the chance to pick ‘n’ mix the content that interests you and consume it around your own schedule.

Survey Results

Survey analysis on how industrials are structuring resources for decarbonisation

Case Studies

Road test your plans against projects already in deployment – lessons learned and wins to date 

One-to-One Interviews

Focused insight from leaders across the hard-to-abate sector


Candid insight from industry movers and shakers on their journey to NetZero

Tech Battles

Showcases of 16 early stage tech disruptors in alternative abatement and industrial carbon re-use

Latest News & Insight

Bringing a full scale 300m euro CCUS project to fruition

Bringing a full scale 300m euro CCUS project to fruition

Per Brevik of HeidelbergCement talks with Alex Cameron, Founder of Decarb Connect The Norcem plant in Norway is about to break ground on its CCUS project after over 10 years of research, testing and planning. Find out about the project, the stage of developmeent and...

Helping industrial co2 abatement innovations to scale successfully

Helping industrial co2 abatement innovations to scale successfully

Alex is joined by Damian Beauchamp, President of 8 Rivers, and a leader in the deployment of innovations that decarbonize the toughest to abate sectors. With experience of major projects internationally, Damian talks about what it means to create conditions for...

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