Director Anne Cathrine Gjærde of Nordic Energy Research gave a presentation during the Technoport Summit. The talk was on solving 3 global challenges. Many of the topics covered at Technoport can be closely related to research which is or has been funded by Nordic Energy Research. Current funding includes projects under the research programme Sustainable Energy Systemes 2050. Whereas others can be found under the research period for 2007-2010 or in our publication TASTE! Energy Cookbook for the same periode.

Solving 3 Global Challenges in 15 minutes

In her speech Mrs. Gjærde said:

“In meeting the grand challenges, and in seizing the opportunity to forge a green economy, energy plays a vital role. Without clean energy and lack of new and better green energy technologies our economies will remain on the wrong path, the cost of growth to large, and in the end prevent the necessary transition towards sustainable energy system.

The necessary transition is in itself faced by a threefold challenge: Environment, Economic growth, and Energy security. The Nordic region has already proved it is doable. We shall not rest our laurels, but continue to develop this positive way of green growth.”

What is Technoport

From 15 – 18 April 2012 the Technoport 2012 conference hosted an impressive number of panel discussions, presentations from high caliber speakers and not least a wide range of session on the resources and technologies needed to fulfill the ambitions for a future carbon neutral society. During the conference researchers explored how smart technology can play a role in the transition to a greener economy. The 1st RERC took place in Trondheim in 2010, and gathered more than 400 participants from 21 different nations. During Technoport RERC Research 2012, scientists from all areas of environment-friendly energy research had an opportunity to give an update on and discuss recent technological and scientific achievements in 13 parallel sessions.