Towards a Fossil-free Industrial Sector – Activities at Chalmers

The need for rapid and drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is a serious challenge for society. Within the profile area Energy in a Circular Economy within Chalmers Energy Area of Advance, scientists are working on a wide range of cross-linked fields with the goal of finding enabling solutions for a rapid transition in the industrial sector, including large heat and power plants and biorefineries. This seminar provides a forum for presenting important activities at Chalmers and discussions of opportunities for further cooperation with industry, academia and institutes in the industrial sector.

Date:
28 March 2017
Time:10 am–4.30 pm
Venue: Palmstedtsalen, Chalmers Student Union Building, Chalmersplatsen 1, Gothenburg

The event is open to anyone having registered in advance. It is free of charge and includes coffee and lunch. 
Last day to register is 20 March. Go to registration form​


PROGRAMME


9:30-10:00 Registration and coffee 
10:00-10:15 Welcome and introduction
                         Mats Rydehell, Director Chalmers Energy Area of Advance
                         Thore Berntsson, ECE Profile Community Building
Biorefineries 

(Feedstocks, biochemical, chemical and thermochemical conversion technologies and processes, separation processes, process integration, products and product mixes (power, heat, biofuels, materials, chemicals).​

10:15-10:55 Chalmers activities
                         Hans Theliander, Forest products and chemical engineering
                         Henrik Thunman, Energy technology
                         Lisbeth Olsson, Industrial biotechnology
10:55-11:15 Comments from industry representatives
                         Lars Lind, Perstorp
                         Mattias Backmark, PREEM 
                         Mikael Hannus, Stora-Enso
                         Owe Jönsson, E.ON
11.15-11:35 Discussion


Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Separation technologies (post combustion, pre combustion, oxyfuels, chemical looping), integration in industrial processes, the role of CCS in the industrial sector, biogenic CCS technologies and systems, storage options for captured carbon.
11:35-12:05 Chalmers activities
                         Anders Lyngfelt, Energy technology
                         Filip Johnsson, Energy technology
12:05-12:50 LUNCH
12:50-13:10 Comments from industry representatives

13:10-13:30 Discussion
Energy Efficiency in Industry
Enabling technologies (e.g. industrial separation processes, combustion processes, heat pumps, etc), process integration, the role of energy efficiency measures and interaction with e. g. CCS and biorefiner
ies.​
13:30-13:55 Chalmers activities
                         Simon Harvey, Energy technology
13:55-14:15 Comments from industry representatives

14:15-14:35 Discussion
Methods and models for technical, economic and environmental assessment of industrial concepts
System aspects and consequences of combining new and existing technologies, industrial clusters, system aspects of biomass production, future policy instrument consequences, interactions with power grids, life cycle assessment methodology.​
14:35-15:00 Chalmers activities
                        Matty Janssen, Environmental system analysis
15:00-15:20 Coffee

15:20-15:35 Comments from industry representatives

15:35-15:45 Discussion
15:45-16:30 General discussion
 

Welcome!

Thore Berntsson, Profile Community Building
Göran Berndes and Martin Seemann, Profile Leaders
Mats Rydehell, Director Chalmers Energy Area of Advance

Published: Thu 10 Nov 2016. Modified: Wed 15 Mar 2017