Pollutec 2014: positive answers to environmental and energy matters
Pollutec runs from 2nd to 5th December at Lyon Eurexpo.
Day after day the news hammers home the message that we have entered a period of change that means we must address the environmental and energy challenges in all of society’s activities, whether it be in industry (more responsible production), in local authorities (improvement in living conditions, homes, transport,…) or in the service sector (reducing the impact of offices, hospitals and other institutions)… It is here that POLLUTEC comes into its own as a show where one can find answers to all these different challenges.
POLLUTEC, which runs from 2nd to 5th December at Lyon Eurexpo (France), will be highlighting new developments and all that the environment and energy industries have to offer in response to the major, cross-sector challenges that confront them. This 26th Pollutec edition, will bring together some 2,300 exhibitors, including 30% from abroad, in order to satisfy the expectations of professionals (engineers and technicians, decision makers, specifiers…) searching for innovative and high performance equipment for their activities.
As a general show, POLLUTEC covers all sectors of the environment(1) and the topics that are at the heart of current concerns such as the management of emerging pollutants, the circular economy (preservation of resources, eco-design, the recovery and exploitation of materials…), atmospheric pollution, urban mobility, biodiversity and natural risks, all of which are viewed primarily in terms of innovation and expertise. In keeping with recent developments, the AMM (analysis-measurement-monitoring) sector is being transformed into the IMA (instrumentation-metrology-automation) sector by expanding to take on board topics linked to process performance. As part of its global approach, the show is highlighting solutions to three major cross-sector challenges: sustainable urban development (Sustainable City focus), high performance, responsible production (Sustainable Industry focus) and sustainable development in the hospital environment (Hospitals and Sustainable Development focus), with each focus being supported by a dedicated programme.
There will also be some 400 lectures open to all dealing with important current topics. Ones that have already been announced include regional waste management, the fight against illegal sites, the exploitation of plastics and metals, post-disaster waste management, the circular economy and the urban mine, smart water, rainwater management, energy efficiency, energy storage, self-supply, air quality and health, the hydrogen model, ecological engineering and the impact of developments in regulations on the energy transition.
Over the four days there will be a host of innovative solutions on show on the stands, competing for the various awards and trophies and in the forums and themed villages (2) organized by the show’s expert partners. A new Innovation Business Lounge will focus on French and European cleantechs. Specifically, it will be hosting the LeCleantech business meetings, which bring together start-ups, major groups and investors to address the latest trends and business opportunities in the market.