Project highlights

Shift stakeholder workshop May 31st – an ear to the ground

As an initial roundtable meeting Shift invited primary stakeholders in the Swedish transport sector to tune in with the agenda of those making transport sustainability happen. In short, at the roundtable on May 31st in the IVL Stockholm office, representatives from both the urban passenger transport sector and long distance transport sector met up with the Shift team give input to both ongoing and future research orientation. Please find the Swedish summary of the sessions here: Anteckningar från Shift workshop 31 maj

Oslo conference concludes the NETP 2016 tour

The launching of the Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 report was rounded off at Litteraturhuset in Oslo on Monday at a combined event with the launch of the IEA’s global Energy Technology Perspectives.  The Norwegian Minister of Oil and Energy, Tord Lien, opened proceedings with a presentation emphasising the need for continued collaboration between the Nordic countries, and the value of reports like the NETP and the ETP.   I believe it’s fair to say that, for a decade or…

NETP 2016 Launched in Finland

Programme The Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives report received a positive reception in Helsinki. Among the participants was Riku Huttunen of the Ministry of Employment and Economy; Magnus Rystedt of the Nordic Eneironment Finance Corporation; Pasi Hellman of the Nordic Developmeny Fund; Eric Masanet of the International Energy Agency; Tiina Koljonen of VTT; Petteri Kuuva of the Ministry of Employment and Economy; Harri Laurikka of Bioenergy Association of Finland, Miju Westergren of Helsingin Energia; Helena Vänskä of Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association;…

Thumbs up for Balmorel

Flex4RES is off to a flying start and already one PhD course has started at DTU in Lyngby, Denmark. The 12 PhD students who are joining this course will study the Balmorel energy model during the months of January and February 2016. The Balmorel energy system model is used for modelling and analysis of the energy markets. One ambition of the Flex4RES project is to develop a common updated version of the Balmorel model, which will reflect the flexibility of…

Icelandic Launch of Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Nordic Energy Research have launched Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 in Iceland. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the Nordic energy system, tying directly into the IEA’s well-known global energy scenarios. The report’s central scenario offers a pathway towards a carbon-neutral Nordic energy system in 2050, in line with the climate targets of the Nordic countries. The event  featured speakers from the energy sector in Iceland and a presentation of the key results,  followed by…

Nordic ETP 2016 launches to an engaged audience in Copenhagen

Programme The regional launching of the Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives continued on Thursday with an engaging event in Copenhagen. Speakers such as Jean-François Gagné of the International Energy Agency, and Kenneth Karlsson of The Danish Technical University presented a range of findings from the report. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion with Christian Ibsen (Concito), Stine Leth Rasmussen (Danish Energy Association), Jørgen Abildgaard (City of Copenhagen), Peter Meibom (DONG Energy), Brian Vad Mathiesen (Alborg University) and Anders Kofoed-Wiuff…

Biofuel from Nordic resources

Research on biofuel is high on the agenda for Nordic co-operation. This includes jet fuel for aviation, biofuel from wood waste from Nordic forests, and methanol as fuel in marine transport.   Aviation At present, there is an ongoing study of sustainable jet fuel for aviation. Focus is on the commercial potential for initiating and scaling up production at a Nordic level, making use of Nordic know-how, feedstock and production facilities, and identify barriers and steps to take to remove…

Nordic ETP 2016 launched in Oslo

  Nordic Energy Research, in collaboration with the International Energy Agency and a number of leading research institutes, launched Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 in Oslo on the 26th of May at parallel session within the Norwegian Energy Research Conference. The session was moderated by Rune Volla, Director of Energy Department, Research Council of Norway, and featured an introduction by Nordic Energy Research Director Hans Jørgen Koch. The results were presented by Uwe Remme, IEA; Kari Aamodt Espegren, Institute for Energy Technology; János…

Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 launched in Stockholm

Programme Nordic Energy Research, in collaboration with the International Energy Agency and a number of leading research institutes, launched Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 in Stockholm on Monday. The launch event was at full capacity, with a live video stream of the launch accommodating viewers online. Swedish Energy Minister Ibrahim Baylan opened proceedings: I think […] that it’s important to continue to develop our cooperation [between Nordic countries], both when it comes to further integrating our common market with more…