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Energy Storage in the metalworking industry: ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE expands trade fair cooperation

In future, the ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE (ESE) trade fair will cooperate with the world's leading trade fairs for metallurgy and foundry technology, GNTM. As part of the cooperation, energy-intensive industries will receive information on how they can use storage systems to implement energy saving measures, which in turn help them secure competitive advantages and commit to climate protection. ESE is expanding the user initiative that was started last year and which also comprises the cooperation with EuroShop, the world's leading trade fair for the investment needs of retailers, and ProWein, the world's leading trade fair for wine and spirits.

The next ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE will take place in Düsseldorf from 10 to 12 March 2020.

“Our analyses show that many commercial users in retail, the metal industry and viticulture currently don't see storage as an integrated part of their energy systems and thus do not tap potentials for energy efficiency and climate protection,” says Dr. Andreas Moerke, who has run ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE since mid-2019 and was CEO of Messe Düsseldorf Japan before that. “By cooperating with the leading trade fairs in these industries, we can show thousands of companies how energy storage can contribute to climate protection. In the coming months, we will approach the numerous customers of these trade fairs and connect them to energy storage system providers at ESE.” 

Increasing interest in sustainability and energy efficiency
Resource and energy efficiency help reduce costs and are turning into important competitive advantages, despite the fact that electricity often makes up the lion’s share of energy demands. This applies to energy-intense industries such as foundries as well as to the food retail sector. Studies have shown that in these segments, over 80 percent of energy is used in the form of electricity. At the same time, electricity costs are increasing – when it comes to foundries, by a whopping 42% in the past five years, according to the Confederation of German Foundry Industry. 

As a large share of electricity in turn flows into generating heating and cooling, industrial heat storage technologies are also gaining importance. At ESE, they once again play a central role and are a focal point at the trade fair, where they have their own area, as well as at the conferences that take place in parallel.

Given the fact that resource and energy efficiency are becoming more important, Messe Düsseldorf has already established initiatives such as ecoMetals for the metal industry. This initiative honours particularly dedicated companies and presents them during a tour of the trade fair. 

EuroShop presents intelligent solutions around energy topics in retail at ECOpark, their special area. The new cooperation with EuroShop and ESE ensures that energy storage solutions and their contribution to climate protection and cost-reductions in retail will be a prominent subject of discussion in the ECOpark in 2020


Offers for users at ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE
At the ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE in Düsseldorf, new information offerings such as the "Decarbonisation Hub" and free lectures for metal-producing companies will be available to representatives from the metalworking sector to obtain first-hand information.

Information on ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2020 | Trade fair centre in Düsseldorf
ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE is the trade fair for the global energy storage industry and focuses on applications and energy systems. The international conferences that take place in parallel offer the world’s largest conference programme on all energy storage technologies. They comprise the 9th ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE Conference (ESE) by Messe Düsseldorf and the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) by EUROSOLAR e.V. The focal points are economics and finances (ESE) as well as science and research (IRES). 

Free tickets for users from the metalworking industry at: https://www.eseexpo.com/en/Metal_Industry
To learn more, pelase visit: www.energy-storage-online.com

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