In the lab at Luleå University of Technology, experiments are underway with the goal of turning carbon dioxide and plants into hydrogen. The gas is described as necessary for the big investments in northern Sweden to really get started.
Over two days, 150 experts, investors and decision-makers from above all Sweden and Finland gathered at Luleå University of Technology to increase cooperation within the Nordic hydrogen industry. At the conference, a number of action points were developed which will form the basis of a joint action plan for the Gulf of Bothnia, which is planned to become the world's largest hydrogen gulf.
Welcome to a half day at Boden Business Park where we talk about the green hydrogen gas. Many people talk about hydrogen as a given part in the sustainable society of the future. Boden is singled out as a node in the northern Nordic region's green hydrogen network, which gives us and the region unique conditions and competitive advantages. We have invited some of the region's leading experts in the field who are already scouting for the hydrogen society of the future. What does this mean for the region and how should small and medium-sized companies think about hydrogen?
Cecilia Wallmark, operations manager within Luleå University of Technology's hydrogen initiative CH2ESS, participates in a podcast about hydrogen and the investments in northern Sweden. Listen to episode 83 of the solar podcast: Cecilia Wallmark, About hydrogen infrastructure in the north.
Hydrogen is a key to a fossil-free energy system in Northen Sweden. Right now, the world is watching us to see how we take the first steps towards a fossil-free steel industry. That was discussed at Vetenskapen hus in Luleå last week.
The prestudy on hydrogen pipelines for transporting hydrogen across the border from Finland and for long distances in northern Sweden, is completed. The result shows that hydrogen pipelines may be needed as a complement to power lines for industry's large hydrogen and energy needs in northern Sweden. A new type of infrastructure is then emerging that needs more appropriate regulations for ownership and governance.
Cecilia Wallmark, Director of the CH2ESS hydrogen initiative at Luleå University of Technology, participated in a panel discussion on hydrogen together with representatives of six other countries from the Nordics and South America, as well as the Netherlands, at the high-level Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburg.
The aim of this project is to understand hydrogen embrittlement in rolling element bearings. This is crucial for reliable hydrogen pumping and compression systems, which are key for future hydrogen infrastructure. Luleå University of Technology is therefore running a research project on the issue in collaboration with SKF.
Luleå University of Technology's hydrogen seminar at Almedalen, was popular. The starting point was the large industrial initiative with green hydrogen in northern Sweden, which are expected to be of great importance globally. Afterwards, it was both ordinary people, industry representatives, researchers and politicians who took the opportunity to ask their questions to the participants.
Brazil is the world's second largest producer of biofuels. A new international research study involving Luleå University of Technology shows that the production of renewable fuels from sugarcane in Brazil can be increased by more than 40 percent, without cultivating more land. With the help of hydrogen, each sugarcane is better used in biofuel production.
Luleå University of Technology's hydrogen initiative CH2ESS celebrates one year in the service of hydrogen. On 18 May last year, the initiative was launched, which since the start has aroused great national and international interest. The 1st anniversary was celebrated with a workshop at the university together with industry partners and other actors to prioritize important initiatives in education and research against hydrogen.
Today, H2 Green Steel, SSAB, IUC Norr and Luleå University of Technology with the future areas Creaternity and SUN, as well as the hydrogen investment CH2ESS held an inspiring workshop at Vetenskapens hus for companies about the green transition.
A special VIP evening for students at Luleå University of Technology about the green transition attracted great interest and commitment. 150 students had come to meet several of Luleå University of Technology's researchers and PhD students and the leading-edge companies in the industrial green transition in Sweden.
The hydrogen initiative CH2ESS at Luleå University of Technology has a new leader, Cecilia Wallmark, who holds a doctorate in Engineering and is a recognized expert in the field of hydrogen. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of technology of hydrogen and fuel cells in Sweden and internationally. Before joining Luleå University of Technology, she worked at Sweco, where the development of the field of hydrogen was her focus for many years.
Building a high-pressure pipeline for hydrogen around the Bothnian Bay is a huge infrastructure investment that is now being analyzed by the research institute RISE and Luleå University of Technology. The goal is to develop scenarios and solutions for the role of hydrogen in the energy system.
Rikard Gebart, Manager for Luleå University of Technology's hydrogen initiative CH2ESS, Michael Nilsson, CDT and Kentaro Umeki, professor of Energy Engineering, at Luleå University of Technology will speak on 18 January at Sweden Innovation Days.
The hydrogen meeting in Luleå with a focus on green hydrogen for industrial change in Europe is completed with its final report. The meeting was initiated by the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and was carried out in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology. The report now forms the basis for further activities at European level via the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Germany.
Green hydrogen for transition in Europe has been in focus at roundtable discussions in Luleå for a couple of days. Participants have been stakeholders from politics, industry and academia from Germany, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden – including Rikard Gebart, Professor of Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology.
H.E. Kamapradipta Isnomo, Indonesian Ambassador in Sweden and Latvia visited Luleå University of Technology. The Ambassador showed a great interest in the university's research in eHealth and got to see the activity laboratory and energy engineering.
SKF is a new partner in Luleå University of Technology's hydrogen initiative CH2ESS. As part of the collaboration, SKF will participate in and fund research within hydrogen use in industrial processes and energy systems, speeding up the development of fossil-free bearing steel.
Luleå University of Technology and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have signed a strategic partnership agreement. The collaboration has focus on industrial transformation, skills development, talent supply and research that contributes to a carbon-neutral energy future.
The hydrogen system of the future will consist of several parts for production, distribution and storage. The distribution and storage parts in particular will be important in order to achieve a robust and economical system. Interesting in that context is the idea of using pipeline technology for distribution.
Luleå University of Technology is now making an extensive research and education investment in close collaboration with leading basic industries and energy producers. The focus is on hydrogen in industrial processes and energy systems. The core is the university's advanced pilot plant for large-scale industrial experiments, LTU Green Fuels.
Here, the problem of directly reducing iron ore to metallic iron with hydrogen gas is investigated, by studying the effect of the composition of the ore pellets, prevailing process mechanisms and how the entire process chain can be optimized.