SUNRISE Finland Stakeholder Workshop, 9 December 2019, Turku Finland
We would like to thank all of the participants in the SUNRISE FINLAND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP in Turku, on Monday 9th December.
In total, we estimated that the SUNRISE Workshop gathered more than 60 attendees. We would like to give special thanks to our invited speakers for coming and enlivening the sessions by excellent talks. The workshop had the opportunity to gather SUNRISE academic and industry supporters. The workshop covered the topics in the solar research direction which will feed into a comprehensive science and technology roadmap, and discussions on the governance of SUN-ERGY, the future large-scale initiative in the area of fossil-free fuels and chemicals, which stems from two European flagship initiatives on Energy, SUNRISE and ENERGY-X.
The workshop finalized with a panel discussion moderated by Yagut Allahverdiyeva. Panellists were Juho Korteniemi (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland), Kyösti Lempa (Nordforsk), Baerbel Friedrich (German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina), Frédéric Chandezon (SUN-ERGY), Eva-Mari Aro (EASAC vice-chair, University of Turku), Joanna Kargul (SUN-ERGY), Reko Leino (Academy of Finland), Jero Ahola (LUT University).
Core discussion points of the panel were: (i) the plans of funding agencies to support transition to clean energy, circular economy and for promotion of bioeconomy sectors (ii) what Finland’s strategy is in this respect (iii) how SUNRISE community can influence EU H2020 strategic calls (iv) what the most efficient way is to store and transport solar energy and (v) how to keep funding balanced between fundamental and applied research.
Here you can find the talks from the workshop, some photos can be found at the bottom of the page.
Opening remarks - Eva-Mari Aro / Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne PDF
SESSION 1. SUNRISE solar fuels and chemicals S&T roadmap for a circular economy
Frederic Chandezon - Overview of the SUNRISE action and of the SUN-ERGY initiative PDF
Reko Leino - Funding opportunities and upcoming research programs PDF
Arne Roth - Approach 1 - Electrochemical conversion with renewable power PDF
Joanna Kargul - Approach 2 - Direct conversion via integrated artificial photosynthetic systems PDF
Yagut Allahverdiyeva Rinne - Approach 3 - Direct conversion via biological and biohybrid systems PDF
SESSION 2. SUNRISE supporters (academy and industry)
Merja Penttilä- The SynBio PowerHouse PDF
Mika Valden - Surface Science Approach to Solar Fuel Production via Artificial Photosynthesis PDF
Jero Ahola - Power-to-X in energy transition PDF
Johan Bobacka - Research at the ÅA - Electrochemistry and electroactive materials PDF
Paulina Uronen – Algae-based aviation fuel provides a sustainable choice for airlines PDF
Tekla Tammelin - FinnCERES Academy Flagship- Competence Centre for the Materials Bioeconomy PDF
Maija Pohjakallio - Solar-based polymers - possible applications in Sulapac materials PDF
Linda Fröberg Niemi- Turku Business region: Academy - Industry relationship PDF
Juha-Pekka Pitkänen - Carbon neutral production of natural protein sources PDF
Bärbel Friedrich - The global CO2 challenge: A view from the German National Academy Leopoldina PDF
Tom Granström- St1 pathway to the future of renewable energy PDF
Registration for the conference has been closed. Thank you for your interest!
Link to the final programme is available here: The Final Programme
We are looking forward to seeing you soon at the SUNRISE Finland Stakeholder Workshop on 9th December. The workshop will be held in the Biocity Presidentti meeting room (Tykistökatu 6, Turku / Finland).
For questions about the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that the SUNRISE FINLAND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP will be held in December 9, 2019 in Turku (Biocity Presidentti meeting room, Tykistökatu 6), and cordially invite you to join us.
The EU SUNRISE (“Solar energy for a circular economy”) coordination and support action (CSA https://www.sunriseaction.eu) is preparing a large scale research initiative aiming to provide novel technologies for a sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from sunlight and abundant raw materials such as CO2, O2 and N2.
SUNRISE involves three principally different approaches: Electrochemical conversion with renewable power, Direct conversion via integrated artificial photosynthetic systems and Direct conversion via biological and biohybrid systems. Recently SUNRISE and Energy-X (another EU CSA initiative selected by EU) announced the joint cooperation as a major step towards building a carbon neutral EU.
In order to enhance national collaboration and also to include stakeholders (industry, governance, funding agencies) into the discussion concerning sustainable energy/chemicals production in Finland and in Europe, the University of Turku is organizing a national SUNRISE Finland Stakeholder Workshop on Monday, 9th of December in Turku.
To learn about the programme please see: The programme
Registration is now open! Participation is free of charge (lunch is not included), however space is limited, we encourage you to make your reservation early.
To register click HERE! Please register latest by 2nd of December 2019. The details of the final programme will be announced soon.
We look forward to meeting you in December in Turku, Finland!
Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne & Eva-Mari Aro