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Swedish Webinar on Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence in Industry

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Venue: Online Event

Language: English

This seminar is organised by the Swedish Energy Agency as a part of the Swedish involvement in one of the technology collaboration programmes (TCP) affiliated with the International Energy Agency: Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems (IETS TCP). An international collaboration in the area of digitalisation and artificial intelligence (AI) for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in industry has recently started in the IETS TCP.

Digitalisation and AI are one of the important areas for achieving deep decarbonisation in industry. Due to the breadth of this area, work has started within the IETS TCP to identify the part that is most relevant for energy efficiency and GHG mitigation. In that work, specific tasks of high importance to start a further international collaboration in have been identified. These are:

  • Methods and Applications of Digital Twins
  • Lessons Learned and Created Values by Digitalisation
  • Digitalisation Implementation Roadmaps

In this collaboration, groups from a large number of countries will participate and they it will be led by the National Resources and Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada. The collaboration will take the form of networking between participating groups and sharing of experiences and results. Academia, institutes and industry will be involved in the collaboration.

In the webinar, the leaders from Canada will present work done so far and further plans. Swedish experts will present ongoing and planned projects in Sweden and, finally, there will be a discussion about the different tasks and a possible Swedish participation.

Target groups for the webinar are representatives from industry, universities, institutes and regional and governmental authorities.

The aims of the seminar are to increase the knowledge in Sweden in this area and to create a network in Sweden and discuss the Swedish contribution in the international collaboration, as well as to discuss the need for further work.

To participate, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9 October.

The webinar is free of charge. A full programme will be distributed shortly.


Thore Berntsson,
CIT Industriell Energi and Chair of the  IETS TCP


About the IETS TCP

The IETS TCP is part of a network of autonomous collaborative partnerships focused on a wide range of energy technologies known as Technology Collaboration Programmes or TCPs. The International Energy Agency (IEA) created the Technology Collaboration Programmes as a network of independent collaborations that enable governments and industries from around the world to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues. For more information, please visit the IETS TCP website.

Autumn 2020 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting

ChB LJ EW Bio4Energy C MattiasPetterssonThis is the final announcement of the Autumn 2020 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting. Because of the risk of spread of Covid-19, this event has been turned into an online meeting.

When: 5 November 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Online Event

This event is open to all the Bio4Energy researchers and student researchers.

The Bio4Energy members will receive a meeting programme and an invitation to respond to a calendar event, closer to the time. If you suspect that your name fell off our mailing list, please send an e-mail to Bio4Energy Communications at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We look forward to meeting with the Bio4Energy researchers and students in November!

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9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry

iupac 2020 web banner for logos 01 1The 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry is organised by the Association of Greek Chemists (AGC), in collaboration with the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD) and the Hellenic Green Chemistry Network. It has been endorsed by IUPAC and several other organisations and associations related to Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

When: 18-22 October 2020

Where: Athens, Greece

The main aim of the IUPAC International Conference series on Green Chemistry (ICGC) is to bring together all relevant stakeholders from academia, research, industry, NGOs, policy makers and society, to exchange and disseminate knowledge and ideas that promote the concept of green chemistry, sustainable development and circular economy. This year’s conference is the ninth of the ICGC series, the first having been organised in Germany (2006), followed by Russia (2008), Canada (2010), Brazil (2012), South Africa (2014), Italy (2016), Russia (2017) and Thailand (2018).

The ICGC-9 will cover the following general topics

  • Green Chemistry in Academia, Research and Industry
  • Green Chemistry in Education and Society
  • Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, Bioeconomy and Circular Economy

The scientific programme will deal with global trends and developments in the field of green and sustainable chemistry, as well as with research and technology aspects of high importance to specific parts of the world. For example, the topic of biomass valorisation will be discussed both with regard to agricultural, as well as forestry wastes, to be of interest to relevant countries and regions. The use of non-toxic solvents, the development of low/no waste industrial chemical processes, the use of bio-based or degradable plastics, as well as the increase of societal and political awareness on green chemistry practices, will comprise of topics with a broader audience. The contribution of Green Chemistry to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations will also be  highlighted. Within this context, both new fundamental chemistry approaches, as well as dedicated industry-oriented processes will be discussed, in the different areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.

The conference programme will comprise of Plenary, Keynote, Oral and Poster presentations, and will include workshops, e.g. on bio-based polymers and plastics recycling, presentation of awards and prizes, as well as attractive social events.

Highlights of the conference will be communicated by IUPAC via its news magazine Chemistry International, and the proceedings will be published in a Special Issue of IUPAC’s official journal, Pure and Applied Chemistry. Special issues of high-impact journals in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry will also be produced, with selected papers of the conference, following standard peer-review procedures.

Conference on the Impact of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment

Call for papers - 28th International Conference Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment

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When: Postponed until late September 2021

Where: Åre, Sweden

This conference, 28th in the series, will highlight solutions to the significant fuel-quality challenges facing power producers using current power technologies such as fluidised bed, sub-critical boilers, incineration, as well as newer technologies such as IGCC, PFBC, super- and ultra-super-critical boilers, oxy-fuel systems and gasifiers. These challenges involve fuel preparation and blending, slagging, fouling, corrosion, aerosol formation, ash disposal, catalyst poisoning, availability and capacity, as well as sensors and control strategies.

The conference emphasises end-results and application of fundamental information to minimise fuel quality impacts on power
production and the environment. The conference will focus on traditional fuels, particularly traded coals, low-grade and low-rank coals and opportunity fuels such as biomass, tires, black liquor, MSW, waste sludge and pet coke. Fundamental studies, pilot-scale investigations, full-scale evaluations and computer simulation papers are encouraged.

Sessions for the conference will include, but are not limited toBio4energy cmyk

• Coal and opportunity fuels such as waste and biomass
• Fuel characterisation, preparation and upgrading
• Co-combustion
• Ash characterisation
• Slagging
• Deposit build-up, consolidation and shedding
• Fly ash and aerosol formation
• Corrosion at high temperatures
• Influence of ash on process performance: Operational and emission problems
• Diagnostics, sensors and controls

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