Sustainable Aviation?

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
    Opening and welcome

    Nils Ottar Antonsen, Head of Department IMM, HVL

  • 12:45
    Emission free hydrogen electric propulsion for aircraft applications

    Prof Josef Kallo, German Aerospace Center

  • 1:15
  • 1:20
    Environmental and Economic Aspects of Aviation Biofuels

    Dr Ulf Neuling, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg/Germany

  • 2:00
    Electrification of aviation: accelerating the transition

    Olav Mosvold Larsen, Avinor

  • 2:30
  • 2:35
    Electrifying aviation: demonstrator programmes and ambitions for the future

    Dr Sigurd Øvrebø, Rolls Royce Electric Norway AS

  • 3:05
    Battery technology for electric aviation

    Kristian Eikeland Holmefjord, Corvus Energy

  • 3:35
    Open discussion with the invited speakers

    Dr Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, University of Bergen

  • 4:00
    End 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


Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Science
Faculty of Engineering and Science

The seminar is a collaboration between Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering (HVL) and Bergen Energy Lab (UiB)