Minimised waste and maximum use – a deep dig into circular economy


09.00-12.00 Masterclasses with Eva Ahlner, Leonardo Rossado, Maria Ljunggren Söderman, Leif Asp, Árni Halldórsson, Björn Johansson and Mélanie Despeisse
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14.30-16.30 Fulbright inaugural lecture with Professor David Blekhman
See livestream


​All staff, students and other interested are invited to Chalmers Sustainability Day 2019!

The 8th of November, it's time for this year's edition of Chalmers Sustainability Day. The theme, Circular Economy, is a common word within sustainability but what does it really mean? The short explanation is “an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources” in which the circular system 6R (rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, repair) is part of the scope. 
When asking the question “What does circular economy means to you?” to the audience at last years’ sustainability day, we got many answers: Closing the loop, New business models, Responsibility, Green capitalism, Extraction of rare metals but top of the mind were “No waste” and “Reuse of resources”. 
Lars Nyborg, director for the Production Area of Advance and organizer of the event, confirms the ambiguity around the term. He compares circular economy to an umbrella, under which several different contexts and definitions can be gathered. 

- I think you will see this variety in the program. We are really happy to gather all the expertise from Chalmers in circular economy, says Lars Nyborg.

The day begins with a master class in Runan with many of Chalmers leading researchers in circular economy. The speakers will give short and popular scientific introductions to their subjects. Invited speaker is Eva Ahlner, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, who is representing Sweden in the implementation of one of the sub-goals within SDG12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns) in Agenda 2030.

The afternoon program includes workshops, presentations, demonstrations and exhibitions . You can build your own sustainable kitchen, make bio-composites, design for circular consumption, learn how to better reuse Chalmers’ furniture and much more. 

Welcome to dig into the program and circular economy!


General information:

  • Most of the programme will be held in Chalmers Conference Centre Johanneberg (map) , the Student Union Building, with a few exceptions (see programme).
  • Please note, there will be no lunch served at the event. There are several restaurants at Chalmers campus that offer sustainable options on their menus during the day.
  • Language: Mostly in English, otherwise presented in Swedish in the programme.

Programme overview:

09.00-12.00 Masterclasses, in Runan conference hall (full programme of morning session)
12.00-13.00 Lunch on your own (not included in the programme)
13.00-16.30 Afternoon sessions: workshops, presentations and exhibition, in Chalmers Conference Centre, HSB Living Labs and the Composite Lab (the afternoon programme)

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS 1 NOV: REGISTRATION >


The 2019-2020 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology

“If you build it, he will come” – Hydrogen Infrastructure

Inaugural lecture with David Blekhman
Professor of Technology, Technical Director Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, California State University, LA, USA​
14.30-16.30 in Palmstedtsalen, Chalmers conference centre
16.30-18.00 Reception





Published: Wed 09 Oct 2019. Modified: Fri 08 Nov 2019