Speakers Announced for Carbon Forum 2023
CORC's annual Carbon Forum will be held on 21st November in Copenhagen with the title "Accelerating Carbon Innovation Through Technology Learning". We are thrilled to announce our distinguished lineup of speakers from around the globe, each poised to share a wealth expertise and insights. Join us for a day of enlightenment!
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.
This year’s Carbon Forum explores the best approaches for fast learnings in climate tech for rapid implementation of carbon technologies at scale under the title Accelerating Carbon Innovation Through Technology Learning - How to Learn Best for Scaling and De-risking Carbon Innovation and promises a day of enlightening discussions and insights.
About the program
The event has two main sessions and will be expertly moderated by journalist Nynne Bjerre Christensen and the program kicks off with a keynote address delivered by Roger Aines, who has recently been appointed Senior Advisor for CO2 Removal to the US Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy & Innovation, Dr. Geri Richmond. Dr. Aines also holds the role of Energy Program Chief Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as well as chair of CORC's Advisory Board
The first session, titled "Accelerating and Scaling Technology Through Learning" will focus on methods for technology learning within the world of systems modellig. The session features two prominent speakers within this field. Dr. Marta Victoria, senior researcher and group leader in CORC and Associate Professor of modelling of large-scale energy systems at Aarhus University will delve into "How Does Technology Learn?" Following her, Charlie Wilson, a Professor in Energy and Climate Change at the University of East Anglia and a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), will discuss "Granular Technologies to Accelerate Decarbonization.".
After a coffee and networking break, the second session titled "Accelerating Society Adoption and Deployment at Scale" will follow. Harry Atwater, senior researcher and group leader in CORC and Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), will talk about "Ocean CO2 Capture and the Journey of his company Captura." Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO at Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and Advisory Board member at CORC, will discuss "Transitioning to Green Technologies in Shipping." Lastly, Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), will share insights on "Accelerating and De-risking Social Acceptance."
Have a look at the full preliminary program which has just been announced, here:
Carbon Forum 2023: Accelerating Carbon Innovation Through Technology Learning
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
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
13:00-13:20 NETWORKING BREAK
Accelerating and scaling technology through learning
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
Granular Technologies to Accelerate Decarbonization
by Charlie Wilson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at 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?
- Anders Hoffmann, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Climate, Energy & Utilities, and Governing Board Chair, International Energy Agency (IEA)
- Marta Victoria, CORC PI, Associate Professor of Modelling of Large-scale Energy Systems, Aarhus University
- Roger Aines, Senior Advisor for CO2 Removal, DOE Office of the Under Secretary of Energy and Innovation, Energy Program Chief Scientist, Global Security Principal Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
14:35-15:00 COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
Accelerating society adoption and deployment at scale
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
Panel discussion II:
How do we bring innovative carbon technologies rapidly to society?
- Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
- Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO at Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, and Advisory Board member at CORC
- Jarl Krausing, Deputy CEO and International Director, CONCITO, Denmark's Green Think Tank
Wrap-up and key take-aways from Carbon Forum 2023
by Alfred Spormann and moderator Nynne Bjerre Christensen
16:50-17:15 NETWORKING DRINK
Program is subject to change.