Chalmers Energy Area of Advance regularly arranges lunch seminars on different energy topics, sometimes in Swedish and sometimes in English. The seminars are free of charge, include a lunch sandwich and are open to anyone interested in the subject – researchers, students, and people from society and industry. Pre-registration is required as seats are limited.
Electricity and Biofuels for transport - do we need both?
Date: 26 April 2018
What is the role of electricity and biofuels in the transition toward a fossil-free transport sector? Are there synergies and how can these be utilized? This and much more will be discussed in our lunch seminar arranged by AoA Energy and AoA Transport in collaboration with RISE. In addition to the presentations, we also aim for the seminar to be a good venue for questions and discussions regarding a possible continued co-operation between Chalmers and RISE within this field of expertise.
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Successful, industry relevant research projects - focus on FFI
Date: 14 March 2018
Fordonsstrategisk forskning och innovation (FFI) finances research and development activities regarding road transport and Swedish automotive industry. The activities have a focus on climate, environment and safety, and the grants amount to about SEK 1 billion per year. At this seminar, we will hear Peter Kasche from the Swedish Energy Agency's (Energimyndigheten) explaining the agency's view on what makes successful FFI projects, while Prof. Lars Davidson, Chalmers, will give examples of how FFI projects can be performed with a balance between academic excellence and industrial relevance.
The Solar Energy Revolution - obstacle or opportunity for sustainable development?
Date: 12 October 2017
Will the Solar Energy revolution contribute to a more sustainable development or will it leave us with material shortage and unpredictable amounts of garbage? Electrical engineering Professor, Meng Tao, has been awarded the 2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology, which have brought him to Sweden and to Chalmers University of Technology. Welcome to a Lunch seminar where you get to know more about his interesting research. Björn Sandén, Chalmers Professor, Technology Management and Economics, will also participate in the seminar.
Aviation in a carbon neutral future
Date: 20 January 2017
Swedes’ air travel affects the climate as much as the car traffic in Sweden, according to a new report from Chalmers and KTH. But in our increasingly globalized world, there is great reluctance to restrict air travel. Is it possible to make airplanes more climate friendly, so that we can continue to fly? Are biofuels the solution? Which means of control can provide desired change? The seminar is held in Swedish.
Carbon capture – a risky game or a necessity for the climate?
Date: 9 December 2016
It may be necessary to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to slow down global warming. This could be done by capturing and storing the carbon dioxide bound in biomass. But the research community cannot agree – is carbon capture a means of saving the climate or is it an irresponsible way of playing with future of the planet? The seminar is held in Swedish.
Gobigas – technical success at the wrong moment?
Date: 21 October 2016
In close collaboration with Chalmers, Göteborg Energi could in 2014 inaugurate Gobigas – the world's first large-scale plant for production of biogas from forest waste. The attention concerning Gobigas in Swedish press has mainly focused on high costs, impairment and political storms. But technically, Gobigas is a success which abroad is hailed as a milestone in bioenergy.
Food and climate – how do we eat sustainably?
Date: 21 September 2016
The world's food production causes large emissions of greenhouse gases. What do we eat and how do we produce our food for a sustainable future? Welcome to a seminar where we take part of both researchers' and farmer's perspectives on food and climate. The seminar is held in Swedish.
Marine energy – how do we tame the powers of the ocean?
Date: 20 May 2016
The sea is full of energy. Waves, currents and temperature differences offer attractive opportunities for renewable electricity generation. But the share of marine power in the grid is still vanishingly small. What is the status of marine power generation and what happens in the field? The seminar is held in Swedish.
Solar energy – a revolution underway
Date: 10 March 2016
In just one hour, the sun radiates more energy to the Earth than mankind consumes in a year. With steadily declining prices for solar cells and improved efficiency, the solar revolution is now for real. Welcome to a lunch seminar (in Swedish) about solar energy from some different perspectives!
Electric vehicles – a route to a sustainable society?
Date: 26 January 2016
Passenger and goods transportation contributes globally to about one fifth of the energy use and of the energy related CO2 emissions. And there is a substantial risk that CO2 emissions from transport will rise sharply in the future if we don’t transform our transportation systems. In this transformation, electric vehicles can play a substantial role. The seminar is held in Swedish.
Ilmenite – the discovery that may revolutionize the combustion industry
Date: 8 December 2015
It was a pure coincidence. But without long-term industrial cooperation and several hundred man years of research, it could hardly have occurred. Fredrik Lind and Henrik Thurman at the Division of Energy Technology at Chalmers has made a discovery with potential to revolutionize the combustion industry. The seminar is in Swedish.