The main objective of the project is to facilitate for the energy intensive industry (EII) sector in Europe a smooth and more secure transition to the adoption of Renewable Energies (RE) in their production processes and facilities. The project will guide the EIIs and their organisations in their path for a total decarbonization towards 2050 by providing vision and guidance to establish their long-term strategy for a coherent and more secure retrofitting an integration of current and future RE solutions in their facilities and processes.

RE4Industry goals

The specific goals that will enable the achievement of RE4Industry main objective include:

To set a multi-actor collaborative network, involved and actively compromised to gather and identify the needs of the sector, in order to make possible this transition

To show the RE technologies with more potential to be utilised by EIIs or integrated in their industrial processes, and mark the path in the short (2030) and long term (2050)

To identify, visualise and share success stories of EIIs already adopting RE with the innovations

To promote the early transition of EIIs by means of a direct accompaniment within companies

To achieve a common understanding and vision of the role that EIIs have to play towards 2050 a RE consumers and potential RE promoters

To promote a more favourable policy and market framework to allow the competitiveness of RE based EIIs goods

To ensure a growing interest and alignment of European society by means of a strong and coordinated communication campaign coherent with EII sector messages

To empower the sector and key organizations through knowledge transfer, strategic positioning and cross-border actions

RE4Industry visions

Short-term vision - 2030


Conventional RE heating

  • Biomass
  • Bioenergy carriers
  • Solar (high temperature)
  • Geotherm


  • CO2 balance > 0 (reduced according to RE use)
  • RE use <50%


  • Existing options for retrofit
  • Cases already implemented
  • Lessons learned
  • Insight in cost / economics
  • Opportunities (e.g. for financing, long term RE contracting)
  • Positive social perception
  • Influence for a better framework

Long-term vision - 2050


  • Conventional RE heating / power
  • New RE (solar thermal, bio syngas)
  • H2 (electrolysis / syngas)
  • E-fuels (synthesis fuels from RE based hydrogeneration of CO2 captured)


  • CO2 balance ≤ 0 
  • RE use = 100%


  • Scope to understand the future options on RE
  • Implications for retrofitting to produce and adopt e-fuels
  • Energy balances and key indicators of adopting each RE alternative (for an early decision making in short-medium term)
  • Expected costs for RE use