2017: 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


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

(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
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

Published: Mon 05 Nov 2018.