Media Partnership: Decarbonising fertilizer production. Pathways to sustainable food
This event is in-person only.
Today, half of the world’s food production depends on fertilizers. Fertilizers are therefore essential to ensure food security for all and strategic autonomy for Europe. However, the production of nitrogen-based fertilizers today is predominantly based on natural gas. The European industry is already investing in low-carbon and renewable production processes that will decarbonise fertilizer and food production and will contribute to the transition to climate neutrality in the EU.
While significant progress has been made to reduce the carbon intensity of fertilizer production, more needs to be done. Recognizing this, the European fertilizer industry commissioned Guidehouse consultancy to develop a Decarbonization Roadmap, exploring two main pathways for the sector in Europe. While the production of renewable and low-carbon fertilizers is achievable and promising, cost, scale, and regulatory challenges stand in the way of faster change.
The event will be an occasion to unveil the European Fertilizer Industry's Roadmap to Climate Neutrality. The distinguished panelists will be invited to discuss what is needed to ensure a successful transition. Questions will include:
- What are the principal drivers and inhibitors to moving towards low-carbon and renewable fertilisers?
- What regulatory framework is needed to speed up the transition while ensuring that European producers remain competitive globally?
- Will the EU policies allow for the technology-neutral approach given that the situation of production plants will vary significantly over different regions in Europe?
- How to make low-carbon fertilisers commercially viable?
- How should cost increase be shared across the value chain?
- What will the impact be on the end consumer?
Organised by: Fertilizers Europe
Media Partner: Euractiv
This event is in-person only.
Sofitel Brussels Europe
Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels
Antoine Hoxha, Director General of Fertilizers Europe
Christian Holzleitner, Head of Unit - Low Carbon Solutions: Land Economy & Carbon Removals, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Presentation of Decarbonisation Roadmap
Michiel Stork, Associate Director, Guidehouse
Martin Hlavacek, Member of the European Parliament
Carla Chiaretti, Energy Intensive Industries, Raw Materials and Hydrogen Unit, DG GROW, European Commission
Tiffanie Stephani, Fertilizers Europe Board Member
Andrei Marcu, Director of the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition
Claes Johannson, Director Sustainable Development, Lantmännen
09:30 - 10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:05 Opening Address - Antoine Hoxha, Director General of Fertilizers Europe
10:05 - 10:25 Keynote Speech - Christian Holzleitner, Head of Unit - Low Carbon Solutions: Land Economy & Carbon Removals, DG CLIMA, European Commission
10:25 - 10:40 Presentation of the Decarbonisation Roadmap by Michiel Stork, Associate Director, Guidehouse
10:40 - 11:55 Panel Discussion & Q&A
11:55 - 12:00 Closing Remarks
12:00 Networking Lunch