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Roundtable Discussion to Foster UK-India Partnership for Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency

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Date(s) - 28/09/2016
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

BEIS Conference Centre


A half day Roundtable was organized on 28th September, 2016, to facilitate interaction between Indian industry and their counterparts in the UK, relevant UK technology & trade associations, service providers and policy makers under the Knowledge Exchange Platform initiative which is a joint initiative of Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Institute for Industrial Productivity, supported by British High Commission. The objective of the roundtable is to provide; (i) an insight to the industrial energy efficiency market in India (ii) experiences and learning of UK policies in the area of energy efficiency and climate change, in particular EU-ETS, and (iii) an insight on the possible technology offerings from UK and networking opportunity to forge B2B collaborations.


Figure 1 Participants at the Roundtable Discussion to foster UK-India partnership for promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency

The opening remarks were presented by Mr. Somnath Bhattacharjee, Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity. Mr. Bhattacharjee in is opening remarks welcomed all the delegates from UK and India and made a brief presentation on the rationale behind Knowledge Exchange Platform, objectives and vision and the milestones achieved so far with the continued support of the Indian industries. He mentioned that the objective of KEP is to promote peer to peer learning, to encourage peer to peer learning within a sector, facilitate exchange of information and best practices across industry sectors, sharing of knowledge on international best available technologies and practices and facilitate Policy Discussion Forums on key issues. He urged the delegates to actively participate in this forum so as to bridge the technology gap and stimulate possible collaborations between UK and India.

In her introductory remarks, Ms. Sandy Sheard, Counsellor for Energy, Climate & Growth Unit, British High Commission, mentioned that India needs energy and energy management as its’ energy consumption growth rate is fastest in world and its natural gas consumption will triple by 2030. As committed in INDCs, India has to achieve 175 GW of renewable energy (including wind and bio-mass) by 2022, on which world is keeping an eye. She also gave an overview on BHC’s role in supporting and assisting India’s initiatives in the area of energy efficiency. She said that BHC is closely working with Bureau of Energy Efficiency in its flagship program known as Perform Achieve and Trade scheme. The scheme in the first cycle has over achieved the target assigned to the industries and has achieved 26 million tons of CO2 emission reduction. She said that PAT Scheme and INDCs targets are huge and offer enormous amount of potential for commercial collaboration and technology transfer between UK and India.

The special address was presented by Mr. Paul Van Heyningen, Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Use, UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategies (BEIS). He mentioned that BEIS is responsible for developing policies in the area of energy efficiency. In BIES, energy efficiency, climate change and business are brought together in order to reduce costs, improve productivity and reducing emissions He mentioned that for UK Government, exploring new industrial strategy for energy efficiency and CO2 emissions is extremely important. He said that UK has the lowest energy intensity in the major economies. Its industrial energy intensity has fallen by 16% since 2005 and CO2 emissions have reduced to the tune of 38% since 1990. UK has been able to overcome majority of the barriers in faster implementation of energy efficiency improvement initiatives and such learnings can be shared with India.

The roundtable had two Panel Discussion viz. Exploring UK-India Policy learning Opportunities and Exploring Commercial Collaboration Opportunities between UK and India. The minutes  with all the relevant annexures and presentations made  can be downloaded from the links given below.

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Roundtable Discussion to foster UK-India partnership for promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency
Opening session
Introduction to KEP and expectations from the RoundtableMr. Somnath Bhattacharjee, Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity India
Introductory Remarks Ms. Sandy Sheard, Counsellor for Energy, Climate & Growth Unit, British High Commission
Special AddressMr. Paul van Heyningen, Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Use, UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Panel Discussion 1 Exploring UK-India Policy learning Opportunities
Overview of the Indian policies to promote industrial energy efficiency and possibilities for shared learningMr. K.K. Chakarvarti, Expert Consultant, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
UK Government initiative on promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency and opportunities of shared learning’s with IndiaMr. Paul van Heyningen, Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Use, UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Experiences of EU-ETS initiative and exploring the synergies and learning opportunities from the experiences of UK Emissions Trading Group (ETG)Mr Paul Dawson, ETG Chair and Ms Lucy Candlin, Co-Chair of the ETG EU ETS Working Group – and ETG Director
Panel Discussion 2 Exploring Commercial Collaboration Opportunities between UK and India
Sectoral perspective of Indian Industry and scope for international technology transfer and cooperation
Cement SectorMr. Sajjan Singh Jain, President, Mangalam Cement Limited
Aluminium SectorDr. Anupam Agnihotri, Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre
Pulp & Paper SectorMr. Pavan Kumar Suri, Executive Vice President (Works), JK Paper Limited
Textile SectorMr. Harvinder Rathee, Head – Engineering, Arvind Limited
Presentation on Cement industry technology options Mr. Richard Woosnam, Projects Manager, Fairport Engineering
Presentation on Aluminium industry technology options Mr Andrew Riley, Chairman, Mechatherm International
Presentation on Pulp and Paper industry technology options Mr Daven Chamberlain, Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA)


Take away:
• UK Government provides financial support to companies for energy efficiency investments via various schemes. Out of these schemes, the most helpful scheme is enhanced capital allowance. This is quite similar to accelerated depreciation for renewable energy in India. It was discussed that in India also there should be some scheme by Government to fund investment in energy efficiency schemes.

• Mr. SS Jain from Mangalam Cement Limited, India, mentioned that possible areas for learning and collaboration between Indian Cement industry and UK can be the exploring the strategies and technologies available to enhance the usage of Alternate fuel and raw materials.

• Dr. Anupam Agnihotri from JNARDDC, India, mentioned some areas where the exchange of information can take place between Indian Aluminium industry and UK viz. baking furnace preheating curve optimization, process optimization to improve current efficiency in pots, reduce busbar drop, pot controller upgradation, lining design upgradation, thermal balance control in pots, inert anodes, current ramp up, use of SPL as alternate fuel, setting up facilities for alloy development, prototype product development recycling technology, collaborate on training needs of the industry and improvements for automobile and construction industry.

• Mr. P K Suri from JK Paper Limited, India, mentioned that possible areas for learning or collaboration between Indian Paper industries and UK can be in the area of new plant & equipment / rebuilds to improve energy efficiency, methods and practices for Energy efficiency and conservation, new technologies for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

• Mr. Harvinder Rathee from Arvind Limited, India, mentioned that collaboration between the Indian Textile industries and UK can be in the area of the assessing the requirements and technology options suitable to enhance energy efficiency, enhance the productivity and quality of product, technology with the environmental compliance and to improve the competitiveness of industry through acquisition of state-of-art technologies.

• Fairport Engineeering Limited has expertise in the following, which can be utilized by Indian Aluminium and Paper Industry:
1. Red Mud disposal, a waste generated by Aluminium Refineries in India.
2. import substitution for paper coating calcined clays for the highest quality writing papers, equivalent to Alphatex from ECC (then Imerys) for paper sector.
3. Increased usage of Alternate Fuels in Cement kilns
4. ‘Oxy Combustion’ in which pure oxygen is used in place of air. In this technology heat efficiency is much better and there is no thermal NOx and it increases the capacity of equipment as well.
5. They are also working on nano cement materials to enhance the properties and weather resistance of the cement/concrete.

• Indian Paper Industry can take advantage of the technologies supplied by members companies of PITA in the following areas:
1. Compact Engineering – High Efficiency IR Dryer and Moisture Profile Controller. Supplied IR to Emami Paper, India.
2. Invista – Low cost sensor manufacturer for effluent treatment and process control.
3. IAC (Industrial Automation and Control Ltd) – Expertise in energy saving variable speed drives.
4. Kadant – For Doctor Blades (including lower friction and ceramic tip doctor).
5. Poole Projects Ltd – Specialist in paper engineering and design management
6. Spooner – Air flotation dryer impingement dryer, air turns, coolers/chillers etc.
7. Walmsleys – Paper / Board machine – new / rebuild, relocation and energy efficiency services.
8. Woollard & Henry Ltd – Dandy roll, cylinder moulds and steam moisture profiler.
9. Rotajet System- - pellets out of de-inking sludge and wet residues of recycling plant

• UK’s various schemes like CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) needs to be closely examined by India for the development of similar schemes.

• Energy efficient burners & furnaces as designed by Mechatherm may be considered for wider adoption by Indian Aluminium Industry

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