Sustainable industrial innovation through renewable energies

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 05 May 2021

In the meeting on 9 March, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked with Gilles Colson, Cluster GreenWin​, Cédric Brüll, Cluster TWEED, and Axel Soyez from Desimone about Wallonia’s strategy on renewable energies to increase sustainable industrial innovation. 


The cluster GreenWin is an innovation cluster for sustainable materials and chemical engineering, and acts on technology transfer and technological partnerships to support advancement of renewable energies at Walloon, Belgian and European level.

The Wallonia Climate & Energy Framework foresees a usage of 23.6% of renewable energy in 2030 through green certificate scheme, self-consumption and energy communities. The challenge is to phase out nuclear energy and achieve a strong increase of renewables at the same time.

Clusters are supporting this transition:

  • through “collective” self-consumption and energy communities
  • platform and transversal coordination between projects
  • building pilot cases, demonstrators, and living labs
  • renewable energy community at business park level
  • new business models for energy storage
  • new hubs for hydrogen ecosystem in Wallonia

Axel Soyez from Desimone, a Walloon SME with a focus on automatisation and robotics, shared the activities of the ACCUTHERM project on R&D of single axis sun trackers for solar energy optimisation. The idea is to use thermal energy storage for positive cold application (cold storage). As the market is only emerging, they continue to look for partners to enter the market with the solutions.

The morning session are open to everyone.

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Watch the recording of the session below.

green win presentation
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