Energy Efficiency in Industry

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General information

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris resulted in the signing of the Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016 in New York by 174 nations on this planet. In the adopted version of the Paris Agreement the parties will pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. The 1.5°C goal will require zero emissions sometime between 2030 and 2050, according to some scientists.

Industrial efforts to reduce energy demand, allowing the transition to a carbon free society are thus needed. Energy efficiency is the key for allowing the introduction of renewable energy on a global scale.

Reaching energy efficiency requires a complex mix of technological measures. Care must be taken that several measures do not obstruct each other and an overall view has to be kept.

This course aims at providing the participants this overall view. The course treats a wide scope of topics : from heat to power, control and the economical and legislative context of energy. New energy technologies emerging in the market are treated and the link with the EU policies has been added. Each topic starts with the scientific fundamentals and ends with industrial examples. After attending the course, participants will be able to apply the gained knowledge in energy projects in their company.


Contact Person: UGain (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0312 - Policy and governance", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: Ghent University Technology Park - Building 904
Gent, Belgium

Building 904, Technologiepark, Zwijnaarde

The lessons are given from 16h00 till 21h15 with a sandwich break and a coffee break. All lessons are given on Tuesday expect the second lesson of module 1. This lesson is scheduled on Wednesday.



The fee includes the tuition fee, course notes, soft drinks, coffee and sandwiches. Payment occurs after reception of the invoice. All invoices are due in thirty days. All fees are exempt from VAT.


Module 0
Basic concepts € 570

Module 1
Heat production and transport € 675

Module 2
Thermal cycles € 900

Module 3
Electric grids and drives € 825

Module 4
Energy management and policy € 800

All modules € 3.400


When a participant of a company subscribes for the complete course, a reduction of 20% is given to all additional subscriptions from the same company, even on single modules. Invoicing is then done by one company invoice. AIG and VBIG members receive a reduction of 10% on the prices mentioned in the table. Special prices for Ghent University staff (email for more information) and members of Ghent University Association (email for more information). Reductions can't be combined.

Cancellation policy

When cancelling up to 10 days before the start of the course or module 25% of the participation fee will be charged. When cancelling less than 10 days before the start of the module, the full fee is due.

Training cheques

Ghent University accepts payments by KMO-portefeuille (; authorisation ID: DV.O103194).


This advanced course is intended for all energy intensive industries and will cover the possibilities for energy recovery and efficient energy use. Everybody involved in energy related projects or energy management in an industrial context will find attractive topics in the course. Not only the process engineer or energy manager, but also auditors and consultants will take benefit of this course.

Basic engineering skills are required to enrol


Academic level: PhD, Lifelong Learning

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
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