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Carbon Forum 2023: Accelerating Carbon Innovation Through Technology Learning

Join this year's Carbon Forum which will take place on 21st November in Copenhagen at the Old Stock Exchange "Børsen". CORC Carbon Forum provides a platform for an open and unbiased discussion on how to accelerate the green transition and the role carbon will play in the future. The goal is to highlight solutions, consequences, and challenges we face as a society and how to deal with them.

Info about event


Tuesday 21 November 2023,  at 11:15 - 17:30


Børsen, Dansk Erhverv, Slotsholmsgade 1, 1216 Copenhagen K


CORC - Novo Nordisk Foundation CO₂ Research Center

CARBON FORUM IS NOW SOLD OUT.  Please sign up for the waiting list here, and we will contact you if seats open up.

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The Carbon Forum is a recurring debate event targeting policymakers, industry, civil servants, researchers, journalists, organizations, and other decision-makers. The Forum serves as a platform for discussions on the interconnectedness between technical, economic, and socio-economic elements of the green transition, the dilemmas we face and what it takes to implement well-balanced strategies and solutions.

This year's Carbon Forum will focus on innovation and technology learning principles and explores the best approaches for fast learnings in climate tech for rapid implementation of carbon technologies at scale. The title of Carbon Forum 2023 is:  "Accelerating Carbon Innovation Through Technology Learning".

Registration and lunch from 11:15 until 11:55. Event will start at 12:00



Accelerating Carbon Innovation Through Technology Learning

How to Learn Best for Scaling and De-risking Carbon Innovation 


Moderator: Nynne Bjerre Christensen, journalist

Welcome and introduction 

by Alfred Spormann, Executive Director at Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center (CORC), Professor of Microbiology, Stanford University 
and Marta Victoria, CORC PI, Associate Professor of Modelling of Large-scale Energy Systems, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University

Session I: Accelerating and scaling technology through learning      

KEYNOTE: Roads to CO2 Removal in the USA 

by Roger Aines, Senior Advisor for CO2 Removal to the US Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy & Innovation, Energy Program Chief Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

How Does Technology Learn? 

by Marta Victoria, CORC PI, Associate Professor of Modelling of Large-scale Energy Systems, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University

13:10-13:30   NETWORKING BREAK

Granular Technologies to Accelerate Decarbonization

by Charlie Wilson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, and Energy Programme Lead in the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at the University of Oxford and Senior Research Scholar at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Panel discussion I: How do we learn fast and efficiently?             

14:25-14:45             COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Session II: Accelerating society adoption and deployment at scale

Ocean CO2 Capture and the Journey of Captura 

by Harry Atwater, CORC PI, Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Transitioning to Green Technologies in Shipping 

by Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO at Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, and Advisory Board member at CORC

Accelerating and De-risking Social Acceptance

by Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Panel discussion II: How do we bring innovative carbon technologies rapidly to society? 

Wrap-up and key take-aways from Carbon Forum 2023 

by moderator Nynne Bjerre Christensen, graphic facilitator Anna Laybourn in conversation with Marta Victoria CORC PI, Associate Professor of Modelling of Large-scale Energy Systems, Aarhus University

16:50-17:15               NETWORKING DRINK


Program is subject to change.

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