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Aarhus Power-to-X Symposium Program

Short program description

Day 1 Industry day, co-organised by the Energy Cluster Denmark and Danish Center for Energy Storage. Major leading Danish industrial players will provide an overview of their goals, the technologies they use to achieve these goals and the challenges they face. Conference dinner 19.00.

Day 2 Academia day. Here we will bring together some of the world’s leading scientists who are at the forefront of research in the field of Power-to-X, covering a range of topics such as direct CO2 and N2 reduction, green ammonia and methanol spanning from TRL 2 to 5. Conference dinner 19.00.

Day 3 Foulum pilot scale facility visit. We will go to the state-of-the-art research facilities in Foulum and see the pilot scale demo units for green methanol and ammonia synthesis gas and upgrading of biogas plants with green hydrogen. The day ends at 12.30.

WEDNESDAY, 1 JUNI

09:30 – 10:00

Registration & Coffee

Stakladen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark 

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10.00 – 10.10

Opening talk

By professor Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen (AU)

10.10 – 10.35

Setting the stage

By professor Gorm Bruun Andresen (AU)


10.35 - 12.10

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR GREEN HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

Moderated by
Ebbe Kruse Vestergaard
Green Lab Skive

10.35 – 10.45

Hydrogen as a key factor

By Ebbe Kruse Vestergaard
Green Lab Skive

10.45 – 11.00

Novel concept of electrolysers

By Anne Lyck Smitshuysen
DynElectro


11:00 – 11:20

Snacks, Coffee & Networking


11.20 – 11.35

Overview of emerging low-cost electrolyser technology

By Marc Hvid Overgaard
Stiesdal

11.35 – 11.50

Large-scale electrode production for alkaline electrolysis

By Lars Pleth Nielsen
Advanced Surface Plating

11:50 – 12.10

Panel Discussion


12.10 - 13.10

Lunch, Coffee & Networking


13.10 - 14.30

BIOFUELS - A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO DECARBONIZE HARD-TO-ABATE SECTORS

Moderated by
Ralph-Uwe Dietrich
German Aerospace Center

13.10 - 13.20

Hard-to-abate sectors

By Ralph-Uwe Dietrich
German Aerospace Center DLR e.V.

13.20 – 13.35

Power-to-gas energy storage

By Doris Hafenbradl
Electrochaea

13.35 – 13.50

Power-to-oil

By Ib Johansen
Circlia Nordic

13.40 – 14.10

Biofuels

By Alex Miles
Enerkem, Canada

14:10 – 14.30

Panel Discussion


14.30 - 15.00

Snacks, Coffee & Networking


15.00 - 16.15

ELECTRIFICATION OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Moderated by

By Anne Krog Jensen
Blue Power Partners

15.00 – 15.10

GW projects on e-chemicals

By Anne Krog Jensen
Blue Power Partners

15.10 – 15.25

e – SMR as a solution to significantly decarbonize steam reforming

By Peter Mølgaard Mortensen
Haldor Topsøe

15.25 – 15.40

e-methanol as a green energy carrier, fuel and a precursor

By Søren Knudsen Kær
ReIntegrate

15.40 – 15.55

Dynamic Haber-Bosch Reactor for Green Ammonia production

By Pat Han
Skovgaard Invest

15:55 – 16.15

Panel Discussion


16.15 - 16.20

Closing notes and bridging to day 2


16.20 – 17.00

Drinks, Snacks & Networking


19.00 – 22.00

Conference dinner

Restaurant Food Club Århus, Klosterport 6, 8000 Aarhus C

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THURSDAY, 2 JUNE

08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

Stakladen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark 

How to find the location

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09.00 – 09.10

Opening talk

By Emil Drazevic (AU)


09.10 – 15.00

CARBON CAPTURE, STORAGE & UTILIZATION SESSION

09.10 – 10.00

Plenary by Prof Alfred M. Spormann, Stanford University,

Director of the Novo Nordisk CO2 center at Aarhus University

10.00 – 10.20

Technological advances in Bio/Electrochemical carbon dioxide capture & utilization (CCU)

By Deepak Pant, Separation and Conversion Technology, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium

10.20 – 10.40

PV-driven biomethanation: A performance assessment of the microbial adaption to maintain stable operation with frequent starvation periods

By Mads Ujarak Sieborg, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering - Industrial Biotechnology, Aarhus University, Denmark


10.40 – 11.10

Snacks, Coffee & Networking


11.10 – 11.40

SOEC and Catalytic Methanation of CO2 in Biogas

By John Bøgild Hansen and Christian Dannesboe, Haldor Topsøe

11.40 – 12.00

Effect of Power Quality on the Performance of Alkaline Water Electrolyzer

By Lauri Järvinen, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, Finland


12.00 – 13.40

Lunch & Poster Session


13.40 – 14.00

Electrocatalytic conversion of biomass-derived compounds over bimetallic AgCu 3D catalysts

By Patricia Benito, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Università di Bologna, Italy

14.00 – 14.20

Electrified hydrogenations of biomass-derived platform chemicals by a magnetic heating of Ru nanocatalysts

By Saso Gyergyek, Department for Materials Synthesis, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

14.20 – 14.40

Hydrophobic Copper Interfaces Boost Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Ethylene in Water

By Hongqing Liang, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. (LIKAT Rostock), Germany

14.40 – 15.10


Snacks, Coffee & Networking


15.10 – 16.50

GREEN AMMONIA SESSION

15.10 – 15.50

Online Keynote by Prof Kartish Manthiram

California Institute of Technology, USA

15.50 – 16.10

Electrochemical Nitrogen Fixation - From Theory to Experiments

By Egill Skúlason, Science Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

16.10 – 16.30

Power-to-Ammonium using Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

By Doug. F.  Call, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA

16.30 – 16.50

Oxygen Evolution Reaction at Fe-N-C catalyst in water-in-salt-electrolytes with alkaline additives

By Jun Maruyama, Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Japan


16.50 – 16.55

Closing notes and bridging to day 3


18.30 – 22.00

Gala Conference dinner

Arrival between 18.30 - 19.00
Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus

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22.00 - ...

Treasure Hunt Challenge Aarhus City

PhD/Postdoc and I-feel-young types


FRIDAY, 3 JUNE

08.15 – 08.30

Meeting by Stakladen

Stakladen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark 

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08.30 – 09.30

Bus to Foulum & Networking

Brief intro to Foulum


09.30 – 10.30

Tour of Bio and Chem Power-to-X Demo Sites

In Foulum we are meeting at: Burrehøjvej 43, 8830 Tjele, Danmark. Find the location here.


10.30– 11.30

Tour of other facilities

Green biorefinery and Hydrothermal Liquefaction 


11.30 – 12.00

Light lunch


12.00 - 13.00

Trip to Aarhus and Conference End