Researchers’ seminars

Links to seminars

1st Researchers’ Seminar – December 2014
2nd Researchers’ Seminar – March 2015
3rd Researchers’ Seminar – June 2015
4th Researchers’ Seminar – October 2015
5th Researchers’ Seminar – February 2016
6th Researchers’ Seminar – August 2016
7th Researchers’ Seminar – January 2017
8th Researchers’ Seminar – August 2017
9th Researchers’ Seminar – December 2017




1st Researchers’ Seminar – December 2014 (Back to Top)

Four transformational scenarios based on Neo-growth in neo-carbon society

Overview on different energy scenarios for Finland

Power-to-gas in Nordic electricity markets

Frequency containment as a grid service

North-East Asian renewable energy power supply modelling

New operation modes found for P2G storage in a world of very high utilization of solar and wind

Prospective economics for electrolytic hydrogen and hydrocarbs

Integration of P2G with biomass fired CHP plant – case OxyBoost

Äänekoski Pulp mill P2G options

Potential of SOEC in P2G and P2L applications

Integrated hydrogen production and use at pulp mills

Industrial applications for natural gas and hydrogen in metal, glass, concrete and chemical industries

CO2 for P2G systems: Where and how to get it?

Methanation and other synthesis routes

CO2 methanation for intensified reactors

Pre-design for a house-hold scale power-to-gas device

Power-to-hydrogen infrastructure plans at LUT

MSc thesis: Joonas Koponen

The “cryogenic energy storage” – concept modelling results

Apros model for CO2 liquefaction

Numerical modelling of CO2 desublimation in cryogenic energy storage tanks

Simulation of power electronics in P2G system

Review of electrolysis theory and technologies

Apros model for electrolysis: case alkaline electrolysis

Apros model for methanation – current status

Gas storage requirements in PtG system

Initial feasibility results PtG vs. PtH2 for pulp mill

Dynamical mass and energy balance model for P2G system




2nd Researchers’ Seminar – March 2015 (Back to Top)

Neo-Carbon energy system and its implications in the four transformative scenarios

P2G use with future electricity market prices for high share wind/PV scenarios for Nordic Baltic countries + Germany and Poland

Impact of more detailed heat area description in estimating P2G use in WILMAR model

Energy system cost results for Finland from EnergyPlan simulations

First ideas on economics of global PtG based LNG trading

Production of light olefins from carbon dioxide and electricity via synthetic methanol: Performance and cost analysis

Green pulp mill: Options for renewable lime kilns

Effect of P2G to electricity markets

CO2 separation and treatment processes for P2G applications

From Power Grid to Gas Grid in Apros

Feasibility study of P2G for CHP Dynamics

Progress presentation on CO2 capture device acquisition

Results from experimental work in methanation

Design of a laboratory setup for water electrolysis




3st Researchers’ Seminar – June 2015 (Back to Top)

Reflecting the results from Futures Clinique I

VTT WP1 activities

Where the EU is going?

Integration of Power-to-Gas to waste water treatment

Electric utilities’ strategic investment decisions: public reasoning and market reactions


Renewable CO2 flows from Brazilian sugar cane fields


Dynamic P2X model for feasibility studies and operation planning

Grid Converter Modelling in Simulink for P2X systems

From power grid to gas grid in Apros – update – impact of dynamic methanation

PEM electrolyzer model for Apros dynamic potentials

Integrated energy storage tank for large scale Power-to-Gas applications

Laboratory setup for hydrogen production at LUT

Update and lab work for fuel synthesis for PtX applications

VTT SOEC /SOFC laboratory

Latest results from Wilmar

Wilmar modelling platform

Demand for seawater desalination and potential role for PtG

Renewable energy scenario for Israel




4th Researchers’ Seminar – October 2015 (Back to Top)

Pathways for Neo-Carbon Energy 2050 Finland – First Draft and Topical considerations

Electricity Market Framework in Neo-Carbon Scenarios

Towards Actor-Based Neo-Carbon scenarios

Emerging renewable energy businesses in African countries – Preliminary results

Carbon balance evaluation in sugarcane biorefineries in brazil for carbon capture and utilization purposes

South American Super Grid for 100% Renewable Energy power supply: Generation and storage technologies in the cost optimal mix

Eurasian Super Grid for 100% Renewable Energy power supply: Generation and storage technologies

South East Asian Super Grid for 100% Renewable Energy power supply: Generation and storage technologies

The Role of Solar PV and Energy Storage Solutions in a 100% Renewable Energy System for Finland in 2050

North European market simulations with P2G options

Easier, Faster and More Efficient Modelling – The Sceleton Platform

North European market simulations with P2G options – Introduction

TIMES long term modelling

Robust scenario work

Good or bad energy? – Market reactions to electric utilities’ strategic investments

P2G hybrids

Integration of electrolysis to produce hydrogen and oxygen in a pulp mill process

Renewable Åland

Frequency containment regulation

From power grid to gas grid in Apros – an update with a demo

Interim H2 storage in power-to-gas process: dynamic process modelling and dynamic simulations

Sustainable carbon sources for biofuel production in renewable energy future

Biological methanation of hydrogen: A way to increase methane yield in biogas plants

PtG Case WWTP: Dynamic future potentials and requirements on detailed dynamic modeling

Status of ReSOC as a carbon free PtG-GtP concept

Economics of Global LNG Trading Based on Hybrid PVWind Power Plants

Work update on methanation and other synthesis routes

Hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol

HIL Test Equipment for Power Electronics of Electrolysers

LUT Hydrogen Laboratory System and Its Operation in On and Off-Grid

Challenges and opportunities in CO2 capture from ultradilute sources using adsorption process

Amine based CO2 adsorbent

VTT battery lab

LUT Battery activities




5th Researchers’ Seminar – February 2016 (Back to Top)

Neo-Carbon Energy Down under – Australian energy case

Feedback to Neo-Carbon Energy from African countries

Futures Clinique II and III and hot topics

Actor-Based scenarios

Developing electricity market designs for Neo-Carbon scenarios

PV hosting capacity in Finnish distribution system

Pt2 usage in North Europe market with high shares of wind and PV (Balmorel/WILMAR results)

Pt2 investments and usage in Nordic countries – TIMES results

Robust analyses on scenarios

Transition and transformation: a review of the concept of change in the progress towards future sustainable energy systems

Impacts of System Integration on Energy Storage Technologies

Energy Storages in Global and Transcontinental Energy Scenarios: A Critical Review

Hydropower and Power-to-Gas Storage Options: The Brazilian Energy System Options

Economics of global gas-to-liquids (GtL) fuels trading based on hybrid PV-Wind power plants

Neo-Carbon Energy, Second Phase – WP 3, Business Opportunities arising from the Strategic Change

Good or bad energy? – Market reactions to electric utilities’ strategic investments

P2G technologies in iron ore pelletizing plants

Business case screening for most feasible P2X concepts

Europe and the options for 100% Renewable Energy

India and SAARC and the options for 100% Renewable Energy

Sub-Saharan Africa and the options for 100% Renewable Energy

Overview on Global Modeling Results on next Steps for further Integration

Methanol synthesis in Apros – first steps

Seasonal vs. Apros model comparison and role in NCE modelling

Role of CO2 storages, transport and DAC in mid- and long term energy future

Grid balancing studies in PSCAD

Case St1: Identification of CO2 sources in Nordic Countries for PtX

First experiences on the CO2 capture from air

Evaluating process performance of DAC sorbent – Adsorption isotherms and working capacity

Methanol synthesis from CO2 for modelling purposes

Electrolyser model designing for HIL test setup

Designing hardware-in-the-loop setup for water electrolyser emulation in a renewable energy conversion system




6th Researchers’ Seminar – August 2016 (Back to Top)

New Themes for Analysing Neo-Carbon Society 2050

Towards actor-based scenarios in NCE framework

Market designs for a 100% renewable energy system

Capacity Market: possibilities for new generation entry and cost of CRMs

Pt2 usage in North Europe market with high shares of wind and PV (Balmorel/WILMAR results)

Pt2 investments and usage in Nordic countries – TIMES results

Potential Scenarios for a Sustainable Energy System in the Åland Islands in 2030

Nationwide Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity in the Finnish Electricity Distribution System

Energy Security – A first overview on definitions and dimensions

100% Renewable Energy in North America and the Role of Solar Photovoltaics

Integrated renewable energy based power system for Europe, Eurasia and MENA regions

Global grid for 100% renewable energy supply

On the Role of Solar Photovoltaics in Global Energy Transition Scenarios

Robust optimization of PtX plant operation scheduling

Framing carbon-neutral synfuels for policy analysis

Summary of WP3 business case studies

Companies’ energy investments – conducted market studies and future outlook

The MENA Super Grid towards 100% Renewable Energy Power Supply by 2030

The renewable energy transition options for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and impact on SWRO desalination

The role of a 100% renewable energy system for the future of Iran: Integrating solar PV, wind energy, hydropower and storage

Renewable Energy Powered Desalination: A Sustainable Solution to the Iranian Water Crisis

Renewable Energy based Synthetic Fuels for a Net Zero Emissions World

Apros P2X Virtual Plant – developments and activities

State of the art and dynamical modelling of biological methanation

Carbon sources in South-East Finland and modelling of different options for CO2 utilisation in transition stage to renewable energy future

Modelling of 100 % renewable electric grids – case Åland

Modelling of direct air capture of CO2 with Fluent

SOE stack performance and durability analysis

Specific energy consumption of PEM water electrolysers in atmospheric and pressurised conditions

Optimization strategies of PEM electrolyser as part of solar PV system

Experiences from the first test runs with HIL system

Working capacity analysis of DAC sorbent

Summary of research exchange at KIT and summary of WP5.2 work

Effect of impurities on hydrogenation of CO2

Methanol synthesis – Liquid phase reaction development

Sustainability of protein production by bioreactor processes using wind and solar power as energy source




7th Researchers’ Seminar – January 2017 (Back to Top)

Alkaline electrolyser test setup for power electronics

Grafting-to and living polymerization approach for the development of CO2 responsive polymeric adsorbent

Direct air capture – the effect of humidity on adsorbent performance

Development of intensified reactors from lab to bench scale

Database used in experimental research at LUT

Optimal co-production of market based power grid support and renewable fuels or chemicals

Modelling and simulation of small scale Power-to-Ammonia with Apros Virtual Plant

A sketch of carbon recycling network in Finland

Latest results of biological methanation modelling

Inertia in 1oo% RE grids

CDP data analysis

The most important industrial sectors – lime, cement, and steel

Investments in renewable energy and CO2 recycling – Investor Survey: First impressions

Potential for greenhouse gas emission reductions using surplus electricity in hydrogen, methane, and methanol production via electrolysis

Business concepts in Power-to-Gas projects

Conclusions from the Power-to-Gas integration business case studies

Power-to-Gas plants in a future Nordic District Heating System

Aging of European Power plant infrastructure as an opportunity to evolve towards sustainability

Integrating the excellent wind resources in Northwest Russia for a sustainable energy supply in Europe

Transition towards a 100% renewable energy system by 2050 for Ukraine

Transition towards a 100% renewable energy system by 2050 for Turkey

East Asian Super Grid: Can Australia become an electricity source for Asia?

PV generation share in the energy system and battery utilisation correlation in a net zero emission world

Global internet of energy web tool for visualizing 100 % renewable electricity

Power transmission and distribution losses – A model based on available empirical data and future trends for all countries

Long-term hydrocarbon trade options for the Maghreb region and Europe – Renewable energy based synthetic fuels for a net zero emission world

Power to people – a societal and cultural neo-carbon vision

Peer-to-peer digital meaning society 2050 – the implications for energy

Innovation Policy for Transformative change – An overview

Glocal insights – international questionnaire and the case study of Chile

High renewable energy system in Finland – a business case study in steel industries

Assessing the potential and barriers of renewable energy market in developing countries: The case Kenya




8th Researchers’ Seminar – August 2017 (Back to Top)

Culture, values, lifestyles, and power in energy futures: a critical peer-to-peer vision for renewable energy

Surprising Energy Futures

From actor analysis to action plan: workshop results

Possibilities and barriers for increasing renewable power generation in Kenya and Tanzania

Synthetic Methanol and Dimethyl Ether Production based on Hybrid PV-Wind Power Plants

Global cement industry: inventory, capacities, future projections CO2 potential for rCCU

Synthetic power load curve generation

Relevance of PV single-axis Tracking for Global Energy Scenarios

Role of PV in Global Energy Transition

Sustainability Assessment of Global Energy Scenarios

Path towards 100 % renewable energy future – analysis on solar intensive global energy system

Power-to-ammonia in North European 100 % renewable energy future

On Frequency Stability in the Future Renewable Nordic Power System with Gas Sector Integration

LUT Energy Model Results for LUT/VTT Assumptions, part 1

LUT Energy Model Results for LUT/VTT Assumptions, part 2

Corporations on the Road to Low-Carbon Economy: Institutional Diffusion of Carbon Management

Summary of the Interviews of Selected European Investors on Investments in Renewable Energy and, Reduction and Recycling of Carbon Dioxide

Energy Transition in India towards 100% Renewable Electricity

Energy Transition in Iran towards 100% Renewable Electricity

Energy Transition in Nigeria towards 100% Renewable Electricity

Energy Transition in Kazakhstan towards 100% Renewable Electricity

Relevance of the Grand Inga hydropower project for the electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

Overview on the G20 study for Greenpeace

H2-based ironmaking

Climate change perspective for PtX in EU

CO2 Matters – in Finland and Beyond

Connecting operational optimization and dynamic process simulation. Case Power-to-Ammonia.

Direct air capture test results

Soletair – MOBSU work

Considering the power quality in the power-hardware-in-loop simulation of the water electrolyzers

Control and energy efficiency of polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyzers in renewable energy systems




9th Researchers’ Seminar – December 2017 (Back to Top)

Energy market perspectives on Neo-Carbon Energy Ecosystem

Who are the key actors in energy transformation? Summary of the project results

Sub-Saharan African energy futures: Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa

Insights from the University of Sussex, Science Policy Research Unit, SPRU

Wrapping Up: Societal Energy Futures 2050

Financial precondition for investing in renewable energy

Analysis of the Investor Interviews – paper work in progress

Carbon Management Index – predicting the emission development

Bio-CO2 value chains for demonstration

Demand of industrial oxygen in Finland

The Baltic Sea Region: storage, grid exchange and flexible electricity generation for the transition to a 100% renewable energy system

From global simulations to more detail: Baltic sea region power and heat simulations and PtX possibilities

From global simulations to more detail: Nordic power system frequency support

Robust decision tool case: Exploring uncertain district heating landscape in Espoo

WP2 VTT results overview and summary

Solar-Wind Complementarity with Optimal Storage and Transmission in Mitigating the Monsoon Effect in Achieving a Fully Sustainable Electricity System for India

Rural electrification options for Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Geospatial-based approach – An important Step for Energy Scenarios for Africa

The role of hydrogen production in 100% renewable energy systems in the power and industrial gas sectors – implementing biogas-to-methane to the LUT model

Global potential of Power-to-Ammonia based on hybrid PV-Wind power plants

Energy security indicators and example of their applications for G20

Update on GHG reduction options in cement industry

Biological methanation: Overview and modelling

Research visit to a German gas and heat research institute: activities and experiences

Modelling and simulation of rWGS and FT in Apros

Power2Gas WWTP integration and operation – profitability in Sweden and aspects from the WWTP point of view


WP4 overview and summary

Modelling of fixed-bed CO2 adsorption column for direct air capture

CO2 capture using adsorbents – summary and developments

Research visit to KIT-ITEP

Overall concluding of WP5 hydrogen production

Power quality effect on alkaline electrolyser performance – Recent stateSummary of results of WP5.2 Methanation and other synthesis routes

CO2 utilization to higher value chemicals

Liquid-phase alcohol promoted methanol synthesis from CO2 and H2

Mobility Demand till 2050 for Road, Rail, Marine and Aviation for passenger and freight and initial analysis on the respective energy demand

Curtailment-storage-penetration nexus in the energy transition

IoE tool: optimal 100% RE based power systems for all 9 major regions

Achieving long-term sustainability in the Finnish energy system: overview and insights

Overview on PtX options studied in NCE and their global potential based on hybrid PV-Wind power plants

Global Energy System Based on 100% Renewable Energy – Power Sector; Report commissioned by EWG

Global Energy Transition towards very high shares of renewables: learnings and insights


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