Material challenges for a sustainable energy transition
KTH Materials Dialogue 2023
The energy sector relies heavily on materials for a diverse range of applications, including power generation, energy storage, conversion, and transportation. The careful selection of materials in these applications is paramount, as it can have a profound effect on the overall efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of energy systems. In essence, the importance of materials in the energy sector cannot be overstated.
Time: Thu 2023-05-11 10.00 - 15.00
The mitigation of climate change necessitates a shift from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy system. The focus of this workshop is to address the critical challenges related to materials science involved in achieving sustainable energy conversion, storage, and transmission. Specifically, the workshop aims to explore promising opportunities within the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, photovoltaics, and high voltage transmission.
The organisers of this event are the KTH research platforms for Material and Energy , which are dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and creating an environment conducive to developing innovative solutions to future challenges. The event is co-organised by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) chapters II and IV. By bringing together experts in these fields, the workshop seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas and encourage the development of pioneering knowledge that can contribute to a sustainable future.
Tuula Teeri, President, IVA
Introduction to the seminar by the moderators
KTH Materials Platform: Jonas Weissenrieder, Professor and Director, Ulrica Edlund, Professor and Deputy Director, (IV)
KTH Energy Platform: Lina Bertling Tjernberg, Professor and Director, (II), Christophe Duwig, Professor and Deputy Director
Energy transition and sustainable supply of high quality iron concentrate
Ulla Sandborgh, CEO, Jokkmokk Iron, (II)
Catalysis for a sustainable energy system
Energy efficiency for high voltage equipment and life time extension models
|13:30 –13:50||Coffee break|
Enabling technologies for solar energy
|14:40 –15:00||Panel discussion – Summary and outlook
Annika Ramsköld, Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Vattenfall, Joydeep Dutta, and Bo Normark
Program notice: In parentheses, the department affiliation of the participating IVA members is indicated: II – IVA's department for Electrical Engineering, IV – IVA's department for Chemical Technology