Large scale solutions, for a large scale purpose

2020.02.26-28

Demo North - a global summit

The northern part of Sweden
Who
Sylvia Lee

Sustainability Strategy Manager

Facebook

When
Wednesday
26/02/2020
11:00-11:35
Where
Demo North Main Stage

Keynote

Open innovation of the datacenters of tomorrow

Facebook is committed to fighting climate change and have set a science-based target to reduce their emissions by 75 percent by 2020. Facebook are doing their part to fulfill the spirit of The Paris Agreement and global action through their support of the We Are Still In coalition, and ramping up their own efforts. By sharing the latest solutions for resource-efficient data centers through the Open Compute Project, Facebook leads the way.

When
W
‍‍2/02/2020
11:35-12:10
Who
Martin Pei

Chairman

Hybrit

Where
Demo North Main Stage

Keynote

Towards fossil free steel

In 2016, SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall joined forces to create HYBRIT – an initiative that endeavors to revolutionize steel-making. HYBRIT aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steel making, with fossil-free hydrogen. The result will be the world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology, with virtually no carbon footprint.

Who
Annika Viklund

SvP Vattenfall Distribution

Vattenfall

When
Friday
28/02/2020
08:45-09:20
Where
Demo North Main Stage

Keynote

Enabling fossil free living within a generation - networks will be key

More and more sectors are realizing that to reach climate targets, we will need more electricity, not less.  Fossil free energy and electric solutions can minimize carbon emissions across sectors. Vattenfall operates the hydropower that fuels the region’s industries, but is also a key player in partnerships and innovation for the electrification of everything from transports to steel making.

When
Thursday
‍27/02/2020
10:40-11:20
Who
Peter Carlsson

CEO

Northvolt

Where
Demo North Main Stage

Keynote

The world’s greenest battery

Climate action scenarios call for 100 million electric vehicles by 2030, and more and more sectors look to electricity as a substitute for fossil power. Battery production needs to be scaled up fast, and sustainably. With the ambition to produce the world’s greenest batteries on an unprecedented scale, Northvolt has taken on the challenge.

When
Thursday
‍27/02/2020
10:00-10:40
Who
Magnus Edin

CEO

Sunpine

Where
Demo North Main Stage

Keynote

World leading bio refinery

SunPine is a world leading bio refinery built around a Swedish innovation and entrepreneurial achievement. Today, SunPine is an established billion-kronor industry that contributes to the green transformation of society and thus improves the world.

SunPine has a clear business idea linked to green forestry in Sweden. “SunPine’s process and employees seek to be world leaders in the production of renewable products based on sustainable forestry.”

Whilst policymakers and consumers across the world are loudly debating the issue of climate change, they are clearly not capable of achieving the desired effects. CO2 levels in the atmosphere are still rising. Our hope is that the industries responsible for a vast majority of all greenhouse gas emissions are agile enough to make the necessary technology shift for a fossil free living within this generation. 

For more than 60 years, north of Sweden has been a test and demonstration ground for industry-leading companies from all over the world. Representatives of Space, Steel, Transportation, Mining, Energy, Batteries, Materials and Data Centers are now for the first time all gathering to showcase how large scale solutions are solving large scale problems.

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