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Afholdt CORC Carbon Forum: The transition to a green energy future without Russian gas

The CORC Carbon Forum is a new platform for discussions on how to accelerate the green transition and on the role of carbon in the future. This first event in the forum will focus on how we secure a transition to a green energy future without Russian gas in Europe. Join us for expert talks, panel debates and networking online here on 7th December 2022 from 12:00h!

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7. december 2022 kl. 12:00

Online

PROGRAM

Moderator: Ida Ebbensgaard

PART I: WELCOME TO THE CORC CARBON FORUM

12:00: HOW DO WE GET DENMARK, THE EU (AND THE WORLD) ON TRACK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE?
Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Professor and CEO, Novo Nordisk Foundation - in conversation with moderator Ida Ebbensgaard.

12:15: WELCOME AND SCOPE OF CORC CARBON FORUM
Alfred Spormann, Professor and Executive Director, Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center (CORC)

12:30: A GLOBAL PATH FROM TODAY’S ENERGY CRISES TO LONG-TERM CLIMATE GOALS 
Simon Bennett, Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)

12:45: REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT IN DENMARK AND EUROPE FOR RAPID IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ENERGY AND CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES
Stig Uffe Pedersen,  Deputy Director General, Danish Energy Agency

13:00: WHICH HANDLES DO WE NEED TO TWEAK TO SPEED UP THE GREEN TRANSITION IN EUROPE?
Marta Victoria, Associate Professor, Aarhus University/CORC 

13:15: PANEL I: WHICH SOLUTIONS ARE NEEDED TO DECARBONIZE EUROPE AND MOVE BEYOND THE DEPENDENCE OF RUSSIAN GAS? - A REALITY CHECK

  • Simon Bennett, International Energy Agency
  • Ulrich Bang, Senior Director, Energy, Environmental and Climate Policy, Dansk Erhverv
  • Marta Victoria, CORC/Aarhus University
  • Theresa Scavenius, MP, Alternativet

COFFEE BREAK (13:45-14:15)

PART II: HOW DO WE ACCELERATE A GREEN ENERGY FUTURE IN EUROPE AND MOVE BEYOND DEPENDENCE OF RUSSIAN GAS?

14:15: KEYNOTE: MICROBIAL ELECTROTECHNOLOGIES FOR CONVERTING CO2 INTO NATURAL GAS AND CHEMICALS
Bruce E. Logan, Professor and Director of Institute of Energy & the Environment, Penn State University

14:45: SCALING OF BIOGAS PRODUCTION FOR REPLACING FOSSIL NATURAL GAS
Søren Holm, CTO, Nature Energy

15:00: PANEL II: HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD AND WHICH CHALLENGES ARE THERE?

  • Bruce E. Logan, Penn State University
  • Søren Holm, Nature Energy
  • Anne Paulin, MP, Socialdemokratiet
  • Marie Bjerre, MP, Venstre
  • Christian Ibsen, CEO, CONCITO

Q&A from the audience

15:40: CLOSING REMARKS BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CORC, PROFESSOR ALFRED SPORMANN

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This first edition of the CORC Carbon Forum kicks off the series with a focus on decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors and the role of carbon-neutral alternatives to natural gas in this transition. Electrifying industrial processes where possible and producing carbon-neutral methane gas is pressing in the light of the imminent energy crisis and the climate crisis.

How do we decarbonize Europe’s energy system and, at the same time, find solutions for becoming independent of Russian gas?

What considerations and challenges are at play?
What will the role of gas in Europe be in the future?
What role does science play in finding new and viable solutions?
And what are the alternatives?
How do we unleash the innovative potential of ecosystems in Denmark and abroad to deliver on developing and scaling emerging technologies needed for the green transition?
Together with experts we will set the stage for a debate where information and differing views will be presented, and above questions will be explored. As a keynote speaker, we are welcoming Professor Bruce Logan from Penn State University to present one of the promising solutions for producing green methane from CO2. See the entire agenda below.

We invite policymakers, industry, organizations, civil servants, and other relevant stakeholders to join the discussion.