Industrial Decarbonization Symposium 2024

Industry accounts for a staggering one-third of the United States’ total energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It’s imperative that we unite forces to catalyze change through collaboration, cutting-edge research, and the creation of revolutionary technologies. 

The Industrial Decarbonization Solutions Hub (IDSH) at UC Davis stands as a beacon of commitment to transforming the industrial landscape. Our mission is to pioneer sustainable innovation, elevate energy efficiency, and sharply reduce carbon emissions. Our focus is on empowering industries to enhance economic competitiveness while making profound reductions in their environmental impact.  

We hope you will join us for the second biennial Industrial Decarbonization Symposium, scheduled for April 16, 2024. This symposium builds on the success of past events, providing a robust platform for public and private sector stakeholders to delve into the vast potential for decarbonizing our industrial sector. The symposium will convene leading minds from industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations, igniting a dynamic exchange of ideas and forging alliances essential for driving forward the research, policy, and practical strategies vital in our collective pursuit of industrial decarbonization. Our objective remains unwavering: fostering collaboration, pinpointing partnership opportunities, and propelling the adoption of solutions that lower costs, cut emissions, fortify resilience, and optimize flexibility. 

By forging alliances across sectors and harnessing the power of innovative solutions, we are charting a course toward a future where industries not only thrive economically but can also drastically reduce their environmental footprint. 

Additional details, including event agenda and link to register, will be made available in February.

Register today for this exciting, free event on April 16, 2024! 

2024 Industrial Decarbonization Symposium
April 16, 2024
University of California, Davis
Tentative Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration

8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and Introduction

  • Kelly Kissock, UC Davis
  • Sabbie Miller, UC Davis
  • Prakesh Rao, LBNL

9:00 – 10:00 am
Opening Plenary Panel: California’s Role in Industrial Decarbonization

10:00 – 10:20 am Break

10:20 – 12:20 am Breakout Session 1: Pathways to Net-zero Materials Production
Breakout Session 2: Life Cycle Product Design, Leading with Efficiency, Clean Electricity, Low Carbon Fuels

12:20 – 1:20  pm Networking Lunch and Poster Session

1:20 – 3:20 pm Breakout Session 3: Emissions assessment methods and novel technologies

Breakout Session 4: Industrial Heat Pumps, Load Flexibility, Carbon Accounting, Advanced Research in Ag & Food Processing

3:20 – 3:40 pm Break

3:40 – 5:00 pm Closing Plenary Panel: Leaders in Industrial Decarbonization

5:00 – 5:15 pm Closing and Wrap-up

  • Kelly Kissock, UC Davis
  • Sabbie Miller, UC Davis
  • Prakash Rao, LBNL


5:15 pm Happy Hour and Networking

  • Live Jazz
  • Poster Session