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Climate Thursday: Waste management and a circular plastic system

Henrik Wenzel, a Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, specializes in environmental system analysis and design, with a focus on optimizing energy and waste management systems. His lecture will cover waste management and circular plastic systems. Tony Rehn, Program Director at Fortum Recycling & Waste, will discuss strategies for future waste management and PtX plastics as part of the Carbon2x program.

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Thursday 9 November 2023,  at 08:00 - 09:00



08.00 - 08.30

Henrik Wenzel

Henrik Wenzel, Professor at Life Cycle Engineering, SDU

Henrik Wenzel is professor at the Center for Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Green Technology at University of Southern Denmark. His research focuses on environmental system analysis and system design aiming at optimizing large infrastructure systems such as energy systems and waste management systems in a holistic perspective. He has studied a large variety of alternative fuels for future transport including both biofuels and so-called electrofuels made from CO2 and hydrogen and has worked in close collaboration with key partners in aviation and shipping. 

Henrik will give a lecture on waste management and a circular plastic system.

08.30 - 09.00

Tony Rehn

Tony Rehn is Program Director at Fortum Recycling & Waste, leading the Carbon2x programme that aims to produce new materials from the CO2 emissions of waste incineration.

As part of this role, Tony shapes the strategy and direction of the programme that targets to decarbonize Fortum’s new and existing Waste-to-Energy units.  Before joining Fortum/ Carbon2X programme, Tony has worked in several management positions within the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in different industrial sectors.  Tony is an engineer by education and holds a degree in Supply Chain Management. He specialises in Leadership, Business Development and is driven by an entrepreneurial mindset.  

Tony will give a lecture on strategies  and opportunities for future waste management and PtX plastics.