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Climate Thursday: Road transport and aviation, carbon capture and economic aspects

Niels Buus Kristensen, a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Transport Economics in Oslo, specializes in transport economics and climate change abatement policy. He has extensive experience serving as an expert in government commissions and advisory councils related to transportation and climate change. Niels will deliver a lecture on road transport and aviation. Henrik Wenzel, a professor at the University of Southern Denmark, focuses on environmental system analysis and the optimization of infrastructure systems. He has expertise in alternative fuels for transportation and will discuss the carbon balance of the technosphere in his lecture.

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Thursday 12 October 2023,  at 08:00 - 09:00



08.00 - 08.30

Niels Buus Kristensen

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Niels Buus Kristensen, Senior Researcher, Institute for Transport Economics, Oslo

He holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen and has through his career worked both in the academic and consultancy sector. His main field of expertise is transport economics and policy and with particular focus on strategic climate change abatement policy.  He has participated as appointed expert in several government commissions, boards and advisory councils on transportation topics as well climate change, both in Denmark, Norway and for the European Commission. He is also the expert on transportation in the Danish Council of Climate Change since 2015.

Niels will give a lecture on road transport and aviation. 

08.30 - 09.00

Henrik Wenzel

Henrik Wenzel, Professor at Life Cycle Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering.

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 the carbon balance of techno-sphere.