15th Concawe Symposium

16 October 2023 - 17 October 2023


The 15th edition of the Concawe Symposium will take place on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

This 2023 edition will focus on challenges and opportunities to meet EU’s climate and air quality objectives and the potential contribution to those of the fuel manufacturing industry.

The Symposium will start with two keynote speeches, one will highlight the importance of energy security, the required evolution of industry and challenges ahead, and the other one will compare the supporting policies on both side of the Atlantic Ocean. Then, the first session will set the general context of the European Green Deal and Fit-for-55 and will discuss some of the key challenges but also the enabling technologies which could be used at scale to decarbonise Europe: electrification and batteries, electrolysis and green hydrogen, renewable and low-carbon fuels (including advanced biofuels and e-fuels). A second session in the same day will explore the latest trends and focus on multi-contribution scenarios.

The 2nd day will kick-off with keynote speeches on EU and US approaches on ambient air quality policy development. Then, the third session of the Symposium will look into the application of mitigation measures for exceedances of air quality limit values at city level and the future actions which could be effective in further improving air quality. Finally, the fourth session will focus on source apportionment modelling and insights will be provided on its role in supporting air quality assessment and planning. Each session will end by a debate with the speakers, in which the public will be invited to ask questions and share comments and experience.

For more information on the agenda and the topics, please check the draft programme.

Registrations are open here.

For any questions about the event, please contact symposium@concawe.eu.