This year’s Bergen Energy Lab half-day seminar on sustainable transport is about aviation
In the context of ever-increasing passenger numbers, and the sizable air freight market, long term projections show the demand for air transport will continue to grow. There are huge pressures to decarbonise this market, and the sector is committed to a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050, with further pressures to be more ambitious, and aim towards 'net-zero' in this time frame. Aircraft are highly weight critical, and current battery storage technologies incur huge weight penalties, which would render all but the smallest craft covering short routes unviable. However, hybrid-electric solutions may offer next-step solutions with the added benefit of providing novel design possibilities using e-fan technologies.
- What realistic climate goals can be realised by the aviation sector?
- Can this hard-to-abate sector rise to the challenge?
- Can technology mature quickly enough to meet the climate-change timescales in a very safety conservative industry?
If these questions are of interest, then this year’s transport seminar titled ‘Sustainable aviation?’ may give you some answers.
The seminar will be held as a webinar in Zoom on Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Click on this link in order to attend (the passcode is transport)
The programme is as follows
12:30 12:45Opening and welcome
Nils Ottar Antonsen, Head of Department IMM, HVL
12:45 1:15Emission free hydrogen electric propulsion for aircraft applications
Prof Josef Kallo, German Aerospace Center
1:20 2:00Environmental and Economic Aspects of Aviation Biofuels
Dr Ulf Neuling, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg/Germany
2:00 2:30Electrification of aviation: accelerating the transition
Olav Mosvold Larsen, Avinor
2:35 3:05Electrifying aviation: demonstrator programmes and ambitions for the future
Dr Sigurd Øvrebø, Rolls Royce Electric Norway AS
3:05 3:35Battery technology for electric aviation
Kristian Eikeland Holmefjord, Corvus Energy
3:35 4:00Open discussion with the invited speakers
Dr Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, University of Bergen
4:00End of seminar
Feel free to make your contacts and colleagues, who might be interested in this topic, aware of this seminar.
We hope to welcome you as an attendee on 7th October 2020!
Richard J. Grant and Norbert Lümmen
in association with Bergen Energy Lab