Towards Sustainability: The Role of Hydrogen in Society

  • Datum: –12.00
  • Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet New Ångström, Room 101195
  • Föreläsare: - Anders Hagfeldt, Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University - Mikael Åhlman, Strategic planner, Municipality of Uppsala - Mikael Nordlander, Director Industry Decarbonisation, Vattenfall - Jörgen Westlinder, R&D Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology - Lars Engdahl, Segment Manager Sweden, Utilities, Industry & Renewables, Hitachi Energy - Leif Hammarström, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hydrogen production techniques - Olle Eriksson, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials aspects - Björn Samuelsson, Lecturer, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Implementation of H2 Gotland Ferry - Charlotte Platzer Björkman, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Uppsala University - Jazaer Dawody, Senior Officer, Swedish Energy Agency - Christer Karlsson, Research and Business development, RISE - Ulf Jansson, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University
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  • Arrangör: UU Samverkan & Ångström Materials Academy
  • Kontaktperson: Harris Stamatopoulos
  • Seminarium

Ångström Materials Academy (ÅMA) och UU Samverkan bjuder in till en halvdags inspirerande tvärvetenskapligt seminarium på temat ‘Towards Sustainability: The Role of Hydrogen in Society'. Vi samlar akademiker, industrin och andra samhällsaktörer för att prata om vätgasens roll.

During this seminar we will discuss the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, including its potential, recent achievements and challenges to its deployment. Innovative research projects conveyed by Uppsala University’s researchers together with implemented projects by key industrial actors and others will be highlighted. We will offer recommendations to ensure that the proper conditions are developed to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen technologies, with the support of policymakers, the private sector and civil society.

The energy sector today is dominated by fossil fuels and accounts for 73 per cent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Global CO2e emissions must be cut by half by 2030 to avoid an increasing frequency and severity of dangerous and unprecedented weather extremes, including heatwaves, devastating floods and droughts, food and water security risks, population displacement, as well as the loss of lives and livelihoods (UN report on energy transition, 2021).

Thus an energy revolution based on renewable energy sources is urgently needed not just to accelerate economic progress and development, but also to reduce emissions that are rapidly warming our planet. At the same time the upcoming stout need for energy independency after the latest geopolitical conditions strengthen our society’s needs to invest in locally produced renewable energy resources - and Hydrogen is one of them.

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies have significant potential to enable this transition to a clean, low-carbon energy system. Hydrogen is a versatile, clean, and safe energy carrier that can be used both as fuel for power as well as in the industry as feedstock. It can be produced from (renewable) electricity and from carbon-abated fossil fuels. It produces zero emissions at point of use and can be stored and transported at high energy density in liquid or gaseous form. It can be combusted or used in fuel cells to generate heat and electricity. Innovative materials are a key factor for making the hydrogen technology a reality in the energy transition.

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PROGRAMME

09:00–09:05: Welcome
Björgvin Hjörvarsson & Harris Stamatopoulos, Uppsala University

09:05–09:20: Future opportunities and challenges
Anders Hagfeldt, Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University

09:20–09:35: A Regional and international outlook
Mikael Åhlman, Strategic planner, Municipality of Uppsala

09:35–10:05: The industrial outlook (short presentations)
- Mikael Nordlander, Director Industry Decarbonisation, Vattenfall
- Jörgen Westlinder, R&D Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology
- Lars Engdahl, Segment Manager Sweden, Utilities, Industry & Renewables, Hitachi Energy

10:05–10:30 Break

10:30–11:00 Research & Development at Uppsala University (short presentations)
- Leif Hammarström, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hydrogen production techniques
- Olle Eriksson, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials aspects
- Björn Samuelsson, Lecturer, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Implementation of H2 Gotland Ferry

11.00–11:55 Driving the change – different perspectives (Panel discussion)
- Charlotte Platzer Björkman, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Uppsala University
- Jörgen Westlinder, Sandviken Materials Technology
- Mikael Åhlman, Environmental strategist, Region Uppsala
- Jazaer Dawody, Senior Officer, Swedish Energy Agency
- Christer Karlsson, Research and Business development, RISE
- Industry association, TBC

11:55–12:00 Summary and outlook
Ulf Jansson, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University

12:00: Closing

The role of Hydrogen, illustration of H2.