Impact Breakfast: The Science of Energy

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This session presents various scientists and entrepreneurs exploring the different aspects of energy.

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This event will be livestreamed. Please register as attending to gain access to the talks. We encourage you to register as soon as possible, for either physical or digital attendance.

This Impact Breakfast presents scientists and entrepreneurs within the field of renewable energy. The talks will borrow from a wide range of topics, from circular carbon economy to harnessing the power of the sun.

Our host and moderator for the morning is Vebjørn Bakken, Director of UiO: Energy.

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08:00

Doors open in Forum - Forskningsparken. Breakfast and testing.

09:00

Opening words by our moderator, Vebjørn Bakken - Director of UiO:Energy

09:05

Unni Olsbye, Professor – The Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo. Europe's Green Deal - towards a circular carbon economy.

09:18

Per-Anders Stensby Hansen, Researcher - Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology Chemistry, University of Oslo. Solar hydrogen - Adapting sunlight to fit the technology.

09:31

Arild Selvig, CEO - ZEG Power. Production of clean, fuel cell quality hydrogen from natural gas with integrated CO2 capture.

09:44

Magnus Thomassen, Chief Product Officer - HYSTAR. Efficient PEM electrolysers for large scale green hydrogen production.

09:57

Closing words by Vebjørn Bakke

10.00

Program end.

More about the presentations:

  • Europe's Green Deal - towards a circular carbon economy. Unni Olsbye, Professor – The Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo  

The European Green Deal is a plan to make EU's economy sustainable. As part of the Green Deal, EU aims to be climate neutral in 2050, e.g. by decarbonising the energy sector and decoupling economic growth from resource use.

This talk focuses on Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) - the process of capturing CO2 from industrial sources and recycling it for further usage. This aims to provide breakthrough catalyst and process technology for the conversion of CO2 to fuels and chemicals. A successful project will contribute to a circular economy and the replacement of fossil fuels, leading to a decrease in CO2 emissions.

  • Solar hydrogen - Adapting sunlight to fit the technology. Per-Anders Stensby Hansen, Researcher - Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology Chemistry, University of Oslo.

Using sunlight for photochemical hydrogen production can be major breakthrough for the shift to green energy carriers and allows decentralized and on-site production. But a major barrier for this technology is that the best photochemical materials is transparent to most of the solar spectrum. It has proven very difficult to increase solar absorption without deteriorating the materials photochemical properties. We have therefore chosen to turn the problem around and rather say that it is the sunlight that doesn’t fit the material. In the SunUP project we aim at transforming unused sunlight into UV, thereby drastically increasing the effective utilization of sunlight by the photochemical material.

  • Production of clean, fuel cell quality hydrogen from natural gas with integrated CO2 capture. Arild Selvig, CEO ZEG Power

ZEG Power is developing systems for production of clean hydrogen based on natural gas with integrated CO2capture at a competitive price. The process is labelled Sorbent Enhanced Reforming (SER). ZEG’s proprietary technology is patent-protected and built on 2 decades of R&D. ZEG will deliver their first commercial ZEG hydrogen plant with integrated CO2 capture at Kollnes on the west coast of Norway in late 2022 - next to the Northern Lights CO2 injection and storage infrastructure currently under construction. The plant will produce approximately 1 tonne of fuel cell quality hydrogen per day with a carbon capture rate in excess of 90%

  • High performance electrolysersfor green hydrogen production. Magnus Thomassen, Chief Product Officer, HYSTAR

Hystar is developing the next generation PEM electrolysers for green hydrogen production. The patented Hystar technology is based on 15 years of research at SINTEF an enables significantly higher hydrogen production rates than conventional electrolysers at a lower energy consumption. Hystar has recently been awarded a 16MNOK IPN project from the research council of Norway to design and construct our first prototype stack platform for MW-scale electrolysers.

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Organiser Forskningsparken - Oslo Science Park

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Oslo Science Park is centrally located only 8 minutes from Oslo city center. 300 companies are located in our 57.000 square meter community of offices & labs including two canteens, a bakery, academy and a conference center.

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