Events: Energihttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyThu, 24 May 2018 11:42:22 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Conference-Negative-CO2-emissions.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Conference-Negative-CO2-emissions.aspxInternational conference on negative CO2 emissions<p>Kårhuset, university building, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>With the future climate at stake, a deeper and fuller understanding of negative emissions is needed.​</p><div>The purpose of the conference is to bring together a wide range of scientists, experts and stakeholders, in order to engage in various aspects of research relating to negative CO2 emissions. This will include various negative emission technologies, climate modelling, climate policies and incentives.​ <span style="background-color:initial">​</span><span style="background-color:initial">We hope to see you in Gothenburg, Sweden, May 22-24, 2018!</span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="http://negativeco2emissions2018.com/">Read more on the conference's official website</a>. </span></div> <span></span> <div><br /></div> <div>We are preparing the full conference programme, but the main sessions will include topics such as: </div> <div><ul><li>Negative CO<span style="background-color:initial">2 in climate modelling</span><br /></li> <li>Negative CO2 <span style="background-color:initial">polic</span><span style="background-color:initial">y</span><br /></li> <li>Negative CO2 <span style="background-color:initial">​incentives</span><br /></li> <li>BECCS technologies<br /></li> <li>Enhanced weathering<br /></li> <li>Afforestation and reforestation<br /></li> <li>Altered agricultural practices<br /></li> <li>Soil management/biochar<br /></li> <li>Direct air capture<br /></li></ul></div> <div></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Background:</h5> ​<span style="background-color:initial">The objective of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2ºC, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5ºC. The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report quantified the global “carbon budget”, that is the amount of carbon dioxide that we can emit while still having a likely chance of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.</span><div><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div>The exact size of the carbon budget cannot be specified with high confidence since it depends on many uncertain factors, including emission pathways for non-CO2 climate forcers. This said, the remaining budgets for the 1.5ºC and 2ºC targets have been estimated at about 200 and 800 Gt of CO2 . With unchanged present emissions at about 40 Gt CO2/year these budgets would be exhausted in as few as 5 and 20 years, respectively. Consequently, most of the IPCC emission scenarios able to meet the global two-degree target require overshooting the carbon budget at first and then remove the excess carbon with large negative emissions, typically on the order of 400‑800 Gt CO2 up to 2100.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>At the same time as negative emissions appear to be indispensable to meet climate targets decided, the large future negative emissions assumed in climate models have been questioned and warnings have been raised about relying on very large and uncertain negative emissions in the future. With the future climate at stake, a deeper and fuller understanding of the various aspects of negative emissions is needed.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>We hope to see you in Gothenburg, Sweden, May 22-24, 2018!</strong></span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions will be held May 22-24, 2018, at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference is organized by Chalmers with support from Global Carbon Project, the city of Gothenburg, Nordic Energy Research, ECOERA, Center for Carbon Removal, and the International Energy Agency, i.e. IEAGHG, IEAIETS and IEA Bioenergy.</div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Johan-Ahlstrom,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Johan-Ahlstrom,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxJohan Ahlström, Space, Earth and Environment<p>EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​Cost-Effective Pathways for Gasification-Based Production of Biofuels.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Johan Ahlström presents his licentiate thesis “Cost-Effective Pathways for Gasification-Based Production of Biofuels”. Johan is a PhD Student at the division of Energy Technology, at the department of Space, Earth and Environment. </span><div><br /></div> <div>Examiner and supervisors: Simon Harvey, Professor, Energy Technology</div> <div>Discussion leader: Tobias Richards, Professor, Tobias Richards, Professor​, University of Borås. </div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture-Frances-Sprei.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture-Frances-Sprei.aspxDocent lecture, Frances Sprei, Physical Resource Theory<p>Lecture hall: EC, EDIT</p><p>​&quot;​Diffusion &amp; disruption – examples from personal mobility</p>​Seminar for the title of &quot;Oavlönad Docent&quot; by Chalmers University of Technology – Frances Sprei, at the division of Physical Resource Theory, department of Earth, Space and Environment: <span style="background-color:initial">&quot;​Diffusion &amp; disruption – examples from personal mobility</span><span style="background-color:initial">&quot;</span>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture-Tobias-Mattisson.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture-Tobias-Mattisson.aspxInauguration lecture, Tobias Mattisson<p>Scaniasalen, Kårhuset</p><p></p>​​Welcome to the inaugural lecture by Tobias Mattisson, at the division of Energy Technology, at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment“Oxygen carriers and the quest for the perfect blend”<div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://doodle.com/poll/hqqfe5g56tr6v8ws">Register for the lecture no later than June 5​</a>! <br /><div><br /></div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Abstract: </h6><div><span></span><span></span><div>There are of course a considerable number of products where different substances are mixed for optimal behaviour, from apple cider and hot sauce to catalysts and welding-flux.  This is no different for chemical-looping (CLC) and oxygen carriers. The former is a technology highly applicable for carbon capture (and perhaps other applications). The oxygen carriers are the backbone of the process, and are solid particles transferring the oxygen needed to oxidize the fuel. There are several active base metal oxides, such as Fe2O3, Mn3O4 and NiO. Still, during the last decade our group have devoted considerable efforts in mixing and blending solid phase components  in order to enhance performance.  We can mix on the inter- or intra-particle level in order to achieve different mechanism and functionality. In fact, today our most promising active materials are blends of metal oxides of some sort,  in contrast to our initial efforts, which were largely based on simple mono-metallic systems.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Just before the turn of the century, I started my research endeavours within chemical-looping and oxygen carriers. A few years later, there was general expansion of the research in the area, something which was largely driven by the insight that there was a need for drastic reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases, and that carbon capture and storage could play an important role in achieving such reductions quickly. More specifically the intrinsic nature of the CLC process made it particularly interesting: It is a form of “unmixed combustion”, meaning that there is no separation work needed for obtaining high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the process. After two decades of research, the status of CLC and the climate have taken opposite paths. Emissions are more than 50% higher than when I started, and in fact, these two decades have been an unequivocal disaster for the climate. So unfortunately there is not a chemical-looping construction around every corner. Still, climate change is pervasive and from an ecological point of view, the driving force for implementation of CLC and carbon capture is perhaps no different today, and in fact, likely more critical than ever. And as I will try to show during my lecture, we have come a long way in our research, thus being well poised for accelerated up-scaling.  Unfortunately, economic incentives are not at a level where deployment of CLC, or any other carbon capture technology, can expand significantly. So, from a pragmatic point of view, we also need to look into other adjacent areas where the use of chemical looping and oxygen carriers could be used and have beneficial environmental impacts.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This inaugural lecture will thus discuss chemical-looping with a focus on oxygen carriers and mixing thereof. I will point to some very interesting phenomena obtained when mixing, and touch on topics such as thermodynamics, reactivity and stability. Further, I will look into the future, both for CLC and some adjacent processes which use the same underlying chemistry and discuss these process with respect to applicable oxygen carriers. I will not discuss climate change so much, as most of us are well aware of the precarious situation but may touch upon how intermittent climate change may have affected civilizations in the past. Still, the focus will be on oxygen carriers, and although it is highly unlikely  that I can give a precise recipe for the perfect oxygen carrier blend, I could likely provide the general direction of how to proceed, and maybe give some good examples of current alternatives.  </div> <div>So welcome!<span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div></div></div> https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture-Nicolas-Berguerand.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture-Nicolas-Berguerand.aspxDocent lecture, Nicolas Berguerand, Energy Technology<p>Seminar room Earth, Energy Technology</p><p>​Thermochemical conversion of fuels using catalytic materials in fluidized bed reactors​</p><div>Nicolas Berguerand presents his lecture for promotion to (oavlönad) docent: ​&quot;Thermochemical conversion of fuels using catalytic materials in fluidized bed reactors&quot;. </div> <div>Welcome to the seminar room &quot;Earth&quot;, the division of Energy Technology, Hörsalsvägen 7A. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>After the lecture, coffee and cake is served at the division.  </div> <div><br /></div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Abstrac​t:​</h6> <div>An increased use of sustainable energy sources such as biomass is of great importance if we progressively want to relax our dependence on fossil fuels and minimize their detrimental effect on the environment. For a while, though, fossil fuels still will be used. This means that technologies that allow mitigating CO2 emissions must be part of the transition strategy to meet climate and energy targets. In line with these considerations, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) from fossil fuel combustion and biomass combustion/gasification have a strong potential. </div> <div>Amongst these fields, Chemical-Looping Technologies used for carbon capture or the indirect gasification of biomass rely on circulating fluidized beds. Fluidized beds are attractive, since they induce high fuel conversion and allow fuel flexibility. The bed material does not solely function as a heat carrier for the reactions, but can also play a key role in the chemical conversion routes. Circulating bed materials present many similarities with blood hemoglobin which transports oxygen from the lungs to different body tissues where oxygen is consumed and hemoglobin reduced.</div> <div>In this lecture, I will highlight the inherent advantages fluidized bed technologies present compared with other thermochemical conversion routes using the hemoglobin analogy as illustration.</div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Webinar-Bioenergy-GoBiGas.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Webinar-Bioenergy-GoBiGas.aspxFree webinar: IEA Bioenergy on GoBiGas, with Chalmers' Henrik Thunman<p>Webinar</p><p>​The IEA (International Energy Agency) Bioenergy-program is hosting a free webinar on the subject GoBiGas: An Industry Relevant State-of-the-Art Reference for Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification. As one of the presenters, we find Chalmers Professor Henrik Thunman, division of Energy Technology.</p>​<span>In the seminar there will be presentations on experiences and advancements achieved through the GoBiGas-project, the Göteborg Energi's project aiming at methane production via gasification. </span><br /><span><br />Presenters are Professor Henrik Thunman, division of Energy Technology, department of Space,  Earth and Environment and M.Sc. Freddy Tengberg, Site manager at GoBiGas. Moderator: Kevin Whitty, professor at the University of Utah and leader of the IEA Bioenergy Task 33: Gasification of Biomass and Waste. <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br />https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Call-for-proposal_IDC-2019-20.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Call-for-proposal_IDC-2019-20.aspxCall for proposal, AoA Energy: Interdisciplinary collaboration projects 2019-2020.<p></p><p>​ Approx. 1.5 MSEK/yr. Latest application date: 27 June 2018 (NEW DATE).</p><span><br /><span style="font-size:18px"></span><strong style="font-size:18px"></strong></span><span><strong><em>Call:</em></strong><br /> <strong>Invitation to apply for funding from Area of Advance Energy, for interdisciplinary research ideas within all energy fields.<br /></strong> <br /><em>Area of Advance Energy allocates 8 MSEK per year over 2019 and 2020 for interdisciplinary projects in the size of 1-2 MSEK per project per year.</em><br /><br />The project must focus on aspects connected to a future sustainable energy system. It should be interdisciplinary and include expertise from at least two different research groups or two different approaches with the attempt to shed some light to the same research question. Examples of two different approaches are: theory + experiment, technology + behaviour, component + system, interview + model or any method 1 + method 2. Collaboration with external partners is positive, and remember that AoA-funding only can used by employees at Chalmers, <em>see more below</em>.<br /><br />The application may be written in Swedish or English, and should contain clear motivations for why the suggested project should be prioritised, see instructions in the template below . We need your application no later than <em>27 June, 2018</em>.<br /><br /><strong>Primary evaluation criteria: </strong><br /><ul><li>Relevance for the energy research field.</li> <li>Interdisciplinary (include expertise from at least two different research groups or two different research approaches, see examples above).</li> <li>High scientific quality.</li> <li>Potential for successful implementation (competence, project plan incl time plan etc).</li> <li>Please also consider criteria as gender and the UN sustainability goals. </li> <li>Costs that can be covered by AoA-funding.</li> <li>Salary for senior researchers including assistant professors (max 25% of full time, exceptions need to be motivated).</li> <li>Postdocs (500 kSEK/year, exceptions need to be motivated).</li> <li>Guest researchers.</li> <li>Travel costs. </li> <li><strong><em>N.B: </em></strong>AoA-funding cannot be used to recruit PhD students.</li></ul> <p><span><span>Please note that costs connected to knowlege exchange, research mobility, and similar activities also can be applied for, separately, when your need appears. This can be done from the AoA Energy initiative funding. Templates for this separate application can be found here: <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/insidan/EN/about-chalmers/areas-advance/procedures-for/procedures-for" target="_blank" title="http://www.chalmers.se/insidan/EN/about-chalmers/areas-advance/procedures-for/procedures-for">http://www.chalmers.se/insidan/EN/about-chalmers/areas-advance/procedures-for/procedures-for</a>. Applications for initiative funding can be submitted any time of the year.</span></span><br /></p> <p><br /></p> Remember that granted funds must be used during each budget-year as presented in your budget. <br />The project proposal, of max 2 A4 pages, should be sent to the Area of Advance Energy: <a href="mailto:energy@chalmers.se" title="energy@chalmers.se" target="_blank">energy@chalmers.se</a>. A decision will be made by the directors <em>Maria Grahn, Tomas Kåberger, Anders Hellman</em> and <em>Annemarie Wöhri</em> before mid September.<br /><br /><br style="font-size:18px" /><span style="display:inline-block;font-size:18px"></span><strong style="font-size:18px">Template </strong><span style="font-size:18px">Interdisciplinary project proposal Area of Advance Energy </span><br /><em>(Max 2 A4 – after erasing the instructions.) </em><br /><br /><strong>Aim:</strong> Overreaching goal of the project (approx 0.5 A4). <br /><br /><strong>Project description: </strong>Background (problem description, rough state of the art, knowledge gap), Research question(s), Methods, Project plan including time plan and other relevant information, e.g. goals and milestones (approx 1 A4). <br /><br /><strong>Organisation and Budget: </strong>State affiliation (department and division) for the main project leader and list people involved, both the researcher(s) that will take part of this funding as well as other researchers involved (if the project is larger than this funding). Main applicant should have a tenure position (fast tjänst, faculty or specialist) at Chalmers or being assistant professor, but funds can be used by other Chalmers’ research staff categories (however not PhD students). Please list a preliminary distribution of annual fund between different staff categories. (approx 0.5 A4). <br /><br /><strong>CV: </strong>A maximum 2 pages CV for the main applicant(s) and if applicable also the researcher(s) that will use the majority of the funding. </span>https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Call-for-proposal_Small-projects-2018.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Call-for-proposal_Small-projects-2018.aspxCall for proposal, AoA Energy: Small projects 2018<p></p><p>​​Approx. 300 kkr. Latest application date: 27 June 2018 (NEW DATE).</p>​<span><span><br /><br /><strong><em>Call: <br /></em></strong><strong>Invitation to apply for funding from Energy Area of Advance, for small projects during 2018, within all energy fields. </strong><br /><br /><em>The Area of Advance </em><span><em>Energy </em><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><em>allocates 4 MSEK for the remaining months of 2018, for small projects in the size of approx. 300-500 kSEK per project.</em><br /><br />The project must focus on aspects connected to a future sustainable energy system. <br /><br />The application may be written in Swedish or English and should contain clear motivations for why the suggested project should be prioritised, see instructions in the template below. We need your application no later than <em>27 June, 2018</em>.<br /><br /><strong>Primary evaluation criteria: </strong><br /><ul><li>Relevance for the energy research field.</li> <li>Potential for successful implementation (competence, project plan incl time plan etc).</li></ul> <br />Please also consider criteria as gender and the UN sustainability goals. <br /><br /><strong>Costs that can be covered by AoA-funding:</strong><br /><ul><li>Salary for senior researchers including assistant professors (max 25% of full time, exceptions need to be motivated).</li> <li>Postdocs (500 kSEK/year, exceptions need to be motivated).</li> <li>Guest researchers.</li> <li>Travel costs. </li> <li><strong><em>N.B.</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong>AoA-funding cannot be used to recruit PhD students.</li></ul> <br />Remember that granted funds must be used during 2018. <br /><br />The project proposal, of max 2 A4 pages, should be sent to the Area of Advance Energy: <a href="mailto:energy@chalmers.se" title="energy@chalmers.se" target="_blank">energy@chalmers.se</a>. A decision will be made by the director <em>Maria Grahn</em>, <em>Tomas Kåberger</em>, <em>Anders Hellman</em> and <em>Annemarie Wöhri</em> within a week after deadline.<br /><br />Please note that costs connected to knowledge exchange, research mobility and similar activities also can be applied for, separately, when your need appear. This can be done from the Energy AoA initiative funding. Templates for this separate application can be found here: <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/insidan/EN/about-chalmers/areas-advance/procedures-for/procedures-for" title="http://www.chalmers.se/insidan/EN/about-chalmers/areas-advance/procedures-for/procedures-for" target="_blank">http://www.chalmers.se/insidan/EN/about-chalmers/areas-advance/procedures-for/procedures-for</a>. Applications for initiative funding can be submitted any time of the year.<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Template </strong>interdisciplinary project proposal Area of Advance Energy </span><br /> <em>(Max 2 A4 – after erasing the instructions.)</em><br /><br /><strong>Aim:</strong> Overreaching goal of the project (approx 0.5 A4).<br /><br /><strong>Project description:</strong> Background (problem description, rough state of the art, knowledge gap), Research question(s), Methods, Project plan including time plan and other relevant information, e.g. goals and milestones (approx 1 A4).<br /><br /><strong>: </strong>State affiliation (department and division) for the main project leader and list people involved, both the researcher(s) that will take part of this funding as well as other researchers involved (if the project is larger than this funding). Main applicant should have a tenure position (fast tjänst, faculty or specialist) at Chalmers or being assistant professor, but funds can be used by other Chalmers’ research staff categories (however not PhD students). Please list a preliminary distribution of annual fund between different staff categories. (approx 0.5 A4).<br /><br /><strong>CV:</strong> A maximum 2 pages CV for the main applicant(s) and if applicable also the researcher(s) that will use the majority of the funding. <br /><span style="display:inline-block"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span></span>https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/Pages/Initiative-seminar-on-Electromobility.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/Pages/Initiative-seminar-on-Electromobility.aspxInitiative seminar on Electromobility<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building, Palmstedtsalen, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to an Initiative seminar on Electromobility, arranged by Areas of Advance Transport and Energy.</p><span class="text-normal page-content"> <strong>What role will electric vehicles play in the future, for how we plan our cities, for our economy, our health and for the environment?</strong><br /><br />Having been around for more than a century, electric vehicles are now coming into use on a scale that may have major implications  on travel and transportation - by air, by water and by land.  Areas of Advance Transport and Energy are happy to welcome you to a full day at Chalmers, where we discuss different aspects on electromobility.<br /><br /><strong>WHEN</strong>: 13 September 2018<br /><strong>WHERE</strong>: Palmstedssalen, Chalmersplatsen 1, Göteborg<br /><em>The seminar will be in English.</em><br /><br /><strong>SESSIONS</strong><br /><ul><li>Visions for the future</li> <li>Liveable cities</li> <li>Policies, regulations and driving forces</li> <li>Technology aspects on electromobility</li></ul> <br />Registration is open! <br /><a href="https://www.anpdm.com/public/event/RegistrationForm/4144504177494A584A7940">REGISTER &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br /><br />More information will be published on the </span><span class="text-normal page-content"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/Initiative-seminar-2018/Pages/default.aspx">seminar web page &gt;&gt;</a></span><br />https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Chalmers-Sustainability-Day2018.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Chalmers-Sustainability-Day2018.aspxChalmers Sustainability Day 2018<p>TBA</p><p>​Chalmers Sustainability Day is back - Tuesday 23 October 2018. This year’s theme is Good Health and Well-being.</p>​ <br />More information will follow, stay updated through the event webpage: <a href="/en/about-chalmers/Chalmers-for-a-sustainable-future/sustainability-day2018/Pages/default.aspx">Chalmers Sustainability Day 2018</a><br /><br />For now, save the date!