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KTH Energy Dialogue 2021 recordings now available

The first panel discussion was entitled “Sustainable developments: how science and business meet”. KTH's current Vice President for Sustainability as well as the previous one, as well as representatives from Hitachi Energy and Carnegie, and KTH Energy Platform director, participated. Photo: Fredrik Persson
Published Jan 26, 2022

The 2021 edition of KTH Energy Dialogue focused on impactful sustainable research. The program highlighted the width of research fields at KTH with a selection of topics vital for the transformation towards sustainability. Specifically for this year, guest speakers added a business perspective, and short pitches presented research impact cases that all contributes to sustainable energy developments.

Panel A - Sustainable developments: how science and business meet

  • Jenny Larsson, Country Managing Director, Hitachi Energy, Sweden
  • Lena Österberg, Head of Sustainability Research & Strategy Carnegie
  • Per Lundqvist, Professor and Vice President for Sustainability at KTH
  • Göran Finnveden, Professor and Former Vice President for Sustainability at KTH
  • Lina Bertling Tjernberg, Professor and Director of the KTH Energy platform

Panel B - Outstanding innovation: Research Impact Cases from KTH

  • Super capacitors for clean water - Joydeep Dutta, Professor in Functional materials
  • Impact on first wall construction and cost reduction in future fusion reactors - Per Petersson, Dr. Researcher at Division of Fusion Plasma Physics
  • Direct conversion of CO2 to biofuels with bacteria - Paul Hudson, Associate Professor in Protein Science 
  • High-voltage fast-acting circuit breakers enabling the super grid - Staffan Norrga, Associate Professor in Power Electronics
  • New legislation on embodied carbon in buildings - Tove Malmqvist Stigell, Docent and Researcher in Sustainable Buildings

Panel C - Challenges and possibilities with large scale wind power developments

  • Lennart Söder, Professor in Electric Power Systems and Markets
  • Ulla Mörtberg, Associate Professor in Energy Systems & Environmental Assessment
  • Sergei Glavatskih, Professor in Machine Design and Tribotronics

Panel D - Future solutions combining solar cell technologies and recyclable battery solutions

  • Lars Kloo, Professor of Chemistry 
  • Kerstin Forsberg, Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering 
  • Bo Normark, Honorary doctor at KTH, Industrial Strategy Executive EIT InnoEnergy

The complete program

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KTH Energy Dialogue 2021 articles and program

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