The European Summit on Energy Efficiency for the Life Sciences Industry

The 2022 Future Bridge hybrid conference was held in Berlin. Over the course of two days, attendees viewed presentations and case studies from industry experts, while enjoying numerous networking activities. 

The conference was dedicated to the vital need for efficiency in the energy-intensive pharmaceutical industry. Life sciences are 55% more emission-intensive than the automotive industry, and as the world decarbonizes, it is crucial to limit energy expenditure. Pharmaceutical companies need to certify that their facilities are energy efficient to comply with future regulations while still providing the world with life-saving medication. Participants had the opportunity to learn about compliance laws, the latest in efficient process systems, and innovations in energy-plan digitalization. 

Leading experts from 17 prominent companies attended the Energy Efficiency for the Life Sciences Industry summit. The event was sponsored by Siemens, qlair, CAREL, Enel Green Power, the ZETA Group and The E.ON Group. Other attending companies included NextPharma, Bayer AG, Johnson & Johnson, Akorn, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Ipsen Pharma, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Alcon, and Dr. Reddy’s

Laboratories. The “European Summit on Energy Efficiency for the Life Sciences Industry” allowed professionals and decision-makers to network and discuss best practices for energy efficiency. 

The summit focuses on six main topics, energy requirements, and compliance regulations, best practices for structure and design, energy transition, innovations in HVAC systems, cleanroom optimization, and efficient processing systems. 

  • On day one, participants learn about energy-management plans and building a roadmap for sustainability in life sciences. After a networking session, there were case studies of HVAC optimization and carbon-reduction strategies. 
  • Day two opened with a speech about scaling up decarbonization in life science companies, followed by a case study on heat recovery projects. After another networking break, attendees could learn about temperature monitoring systems. The event concluded with a presentation on how to reduce costs and CO2 emissions and a round table discussion.

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