Large scale solutions for a Global Purpose

2020.02.26-28

Demo North: A Global Summit

in the Swedish Arctic
Who
Denise Thaller

Director, Environmental Management Division

NASA

When
Wednesday
26/02/2020
13:10-13:45
Where
Demo North Main Stage

Keynote

Bringing space technology to earth

Worldwide, people have turned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for inspiration throughout our history. It is NASA's mission to "lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and bring new knowledge and opportunities back to earth.

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
Wednesday
‍‍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
Jonas Vinblad von Walter

Head of Production

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.”

For more than 60 years,industry-leading companies in the energy, manufacturing, transportation,aerospace, and technology sectors have utilized the unique landscape and climate of the Swedish Arctic for performance-driven research, development, and testing.  Remarkable achievements have been generated by relying on a simple formula:  connecting industry leaders with the right engineers,scientists, and access to some of the best testing facilities in the world.

This formula, however, must be expanded to meet the ever-increasing energy challenges confronting us globally.  As industry titans, policymakers, and consumers across the world continue to debate the issues of climate change and its negative effects, one thing is clear:  no solution yet exists that will enable us to make the necessary technological shift to live carbon-neutral within this generation.

Although the debate will continue regarding the actual causes of a changing climate and its eventual impact, scalable solutions must be developed to confront the undeniable reality that co2 and other greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are still rising.  The goal of Demo North is to bring together leaders in various industries to showcase how large-scale solutions can solve the global energy challenges facing us all.

The time it takes to go from technological breakthrough to commercialization is still far too long to confront the issues we now face.  Demo North seeks to shorten that time frame by uniting the leaders in the energy, manufacturing,transportation, aerospace, and technology sectors with the testing facilities and engineering capabilities of the Swedish Arctic.  Large-Scale Solutions for a Global Purpose.

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