07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
ExCeL, London



10:15 - 11:00

Expediting innovation in energy efficiency


Chair: Shane Long, Built Environment Innovation Lead, BEIS

Overview of Challenge Funds
Shane Long, Built Environment Innovation Lead, BEIS

Tom Lipinski, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Q-Bot
Rob Morrison, Co- Founder and Managing Director, Ventive
Luke Smith, Managing Director, Build Test Solutions


11:15 - 12:00

Expediting innovation in energy efficiency

Find out about innovative energy efficiency products and services for homeowners and small business.

Chair: Tim Cook, Joint Head of Built Innovation, BEIS

Research into supporting SMEs transition to net zero, and a forward look on non-domestic energy efficiency policy
Antoni Michael, Senior Policy Manager, BEIS
Alex Rathmell, Managing Director - Consultancy ep group
Digital Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP) Stephen Preece, Business Development Director, arbnco
Energy Savers Club
Louis Heywood, Customer Relationship Manager, Q Energy


12:30 - 13:15

FutureX Podcast

Martin Hurn, Event Director, Futurebuild
Dr Oliver Jones, Research Director, Ryder Architecture


13:30 - 14:45

Product and innovation pitches from Innovation Partners

13.30-13.45 Pitch 1 Kensa Contracting: Revolutionising the installation of renewable heating systems with innovative shared ground loop array infrastructure

Kensa’s game-changer product, the small-but-mighty Shoebox ground source heat pump, and our clever utilisation of shared ground loop array infrastructure, has enabled us to revolutionise the installation of renewable heating systems in flats and apartments, reducing heating bills and often helping to protect vulnerable people from fuel poverty. When installed as part of Kensa’s scalable low-carbon network, Shoebox heat pumps connect households to a net-zero carbon future with a cost-effective, low-carbon approach. This design reduces ground array costs and time, utilises waste heat, provide cooling and prevent overheating. By being ambitious and developing these solutions at scale, Kensa has created a blueprint for a 21st century renewable heat network that can replace fossil fuels with low carbon ground source heat pumps across entire communities. Using ambient temperature loops with networked heat pumps, it is possible to recycle waste heating and even provide cooling, all without creating harmful emissions.

David Broom, Commercial Director, Kensa Contracting

14.00-14.15 Pitch 2 INTERNORM WINDOWS UK LIMITED: Glazing. How to meet demanding specifications Today’s build requirements include Thermal efficiency, Noise reduction, Light Transmission, Privacy, Solar Gain (Overheating) and Security. Internorm explain how to balance these requirements with the right glass specification and shading solutions. Barry Miller, Head of Commercial, Internorm Windows

14.30-14.45 Pitch 3 The New Kitchen Essential Learn all about the new must have item for the British home. An informative talk on the huge range of health and sustainable benefits an INTU tap brings to every family and their environment.

David Culshaw, Technical Director, INTU Evolution (exhibiting as INTU Your Home)


15:00 - 16:00

MPA Cement: Net Zero delivery: Innovations to Decarbonise Cement

From carbon capture, use and storage, to new hydrogen networks and low carbon cement manufacturing, the UK’s journey to net zero needs new technologies on an industrial scale - plus an abundance of ambition. Innovation is needed for both products and processes. On the cement process hear from Hanson UK, who partnered with the Mineral Products Association and BEIS in an world first demonstration project using hydrogen technology. On product innovation hear the latest research and demonstration progress that will increase the range of low carbon cements and concretes available in the UK.

15.00-15.15 Net Zero Delivery: transition and innovation for cement and concrete
There are many ways to reach net zero and no rule book to follow but it’s clear that the net zero transition requires large scale change in the UK’s foundation industry, cement. Portland cement was first patented by a bricklayer from Leeds. That 19th century innovation needs to adapt, innovate and change for our 21st mid-century net zero ambition. This presentation will show how the industry is going from net zero roadmap to net zero delivery.

Richard Leese, Director- MPA Cement, Director- Industrial Policy, Energy and Climate Change, Mineral Products Association

15.25-15.40 Cement product innovations for low carbon concrete
In 2021, MPA Cement completed a three-year innovation programme which has successfully approved the use of new low carbon cement products for generic concrete applications. The innovative cements are a break from tradition as they utilise limestone powder in combination with fly ash or ggbs to substitute the energy intensive component - clinker. Not only do these cements work better in concrete, they also allow for further reductions in embodied carbon through better material efficiency. In this talk, the results of this project will be shared as well as details of a new MPA-led innovation project which focuses on the development of reclaimed clay materials for manufacture of low carbon cements.

Dr Colum McCague, Technical Manager, MPA Cement, Mineral Products Association

15.45-16.00 Hanson UK- Making net zero cement and concrete a reality
In the past year Hanson UK has demonstrated the world’s first net zero kiln fuel on cement kiln and commenced work on the delivery of the UK’s first fuel scale carbon capture project on a cement plant with the aim of producing net zero cement before 2030. This presentation will share the results from the Hydrogen fuel switching demonstration and introduce the work currently in progress to make net zero cement a reality through carbon capture and storage and Hanson UK’s partnership in the wider industrial decarbonisation project HyNet North West.

Iain Walpole, Head of Process and Sustainability Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage, Hanson



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