Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 12.00-14.00 h.
Place: Chalmers Teknikpark, room Afrodite, Sven Hultins gata 9C, Gothenburg.
Lunchwrap and coffee/tea will be served during the seminar.
(Please note that the seminar is not intended for students.)
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(no later than 20 April).
Today, global fossil fuel consumption is about 2,500 million tonnes. At the same time, more than 80 million tonnes of oil equivalents of biofuels are produced per year. In addition, there is a small but exponentially increasing share of electricity in the transport sector. Even with greatly improved efficiency, the transition to a fossil-free transport sector is one of our biggest societal challenges. Given that almost 80% of road transport today is fossil-fueled and the goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030 in Sweden, both fast and extensive changes are required. In addition, we also need to reduce emissions from shipping and aviation. To achieve such radical transformation, major investments are required in combination with development and implementation of new technologies and new system solutions, and also the development of new business models and effective policy instruments.
What is the role of electricity and biofuels in the transformation? 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.
Electricity and biofuels - synergies and competition.
Patrik Klintbom, Senior Researcher RISE Viktoria and Chair ETIP Bioenergy, RISE.
The role of biofuels, electrofuels and electricity in the transformation of the transport sector.
Maria Grahn, Researcher Energy Systems Analysis, department of Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers.
Moderator: Johanna Mossberg, Focus Area Manager Fossil-free transports, RISE.
Following the presentations there will be a panel discussion, including:
Frances Sprei. Assistant professor, department of Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers
Jonas Sjöblom, Associate professor, department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers
Karin Pettersson, Researcher and Project manager, RISE
Markus Norström, VP Energy and Biobased Economy, RISE.
Poseidon, lecture hall, Chalmers teknikpark, Johanneberg Science Park