CCS and the process industry


GIST-researcher Max Åhman was recently interviewed by Altinget: eu about the future of CCS in Europe.

Read the article here.

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The 1.5 degree target

Lars J Nilsson of the GIST-project participated in a panel discussion yesterday with Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin, and researchers Lena Neij, Magnus Johansson, and Markku Rummukainen. The title of the dialogue was “Climate change – from knowledge to politics: How do we reach the global 1.5 degree target?”, and the discussion ranged from urban transitions to hydrogen reduction of iron in steelmaking.

Nilsson and Lövin

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GIST at the IST 2017 Conference

Lars J Nilsson, Oscar Svensson and Roger Hildingsson organised a lively dialogue session at the IST 2017 conference in Gothenburg. The session was about “Decarbonising the process industry: transforming a forgotten sector”. A short description of the session can be found here.

Roger Hildingsson furthermore presented a poster at the conference about “The Green Decarbonised State and Industrial Governance”, which can be found here. The underlying study was performed by Roger together with Annica Kronsell and Jamil Khan.

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Characteristics of the energy intensive processing industries

A new article has been published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews by GIST researchers Joeri Wesseling, Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Max Åhman, Lars J. Nilsson, Ernst Worrell and Lars Coenen.

The article titled: The transition of energy intensive processing industries towards deep decarbonization: Characteristics and implications for future research, can be found here.

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Nollutsläpp i basindustrin –förutsättningar för en ny industripolitik

Forskarna i GIST-projektet har gemensamt skrivit rapporten “Nollutsläpp i basindustrin –förutsättningar för en ny industripolitik” där man mot bakgrund av den historiska utvecklingen i basindustrin argumenterar för att det behövs en ny politik för industriell utveckling för att hantera basindustrins klimatutmaningar.

Rapporten kan laddas ner här i högupplöst och lågupplöst format.

Utifrån rapporten har fyra av forskarna dessutom skrivit en debattartikel i Dagens Industri.


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Decarbonising the energy intensive basic materials industry through electrification

Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Lars J Nilsson, Max Åhman and Clemens Schneider’s article Decarbonising the energy intensive basic materials industry through electrification – Implications for future EU electricity demand, has been publiched in Energy. It can be found here.

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Resource mobilisation for biorefineries

GIST researchers Teis Hansen and Lars Coenen has published a new article that unpacks resource mobilisation for biorefineries by studying investment decisions of incumbent pulp and paper firms in Sweden and Finland. The article is published in Technology Analysis & Strategic Management and can be found here.

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Survey and conceptualisation of the innovation systems of energy-intensive processing industries

Joeri Wesseling, Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Max Åhman, Lars J Nilsson, Ernst Worell, and Lars Coenen has together published an article that characterises the sociotechnical and innovation systems of energy-intensive processing industries in terms of stylized facts, identifying similarities and differences between the individual industries.

The article is published in Proceeding ECEEE Industrial Efficiency and can be found here.

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Global climate policy and deep decarbonization of energy-intensive industries

Max Åhman, Lars J Nilsson and Bengt Johansson, all researchers of the GIST project, has published an article in Climate Policy about the future global climate policy needed to facilitate a deep decarbonization of energy-intensive industries.

The article can be found here.

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Lock-in of mature innovation systems

GIST-researcher Joeri Wesseling has, together with Alexander Van der Vooren, published an article in Journal of Cleaner Production about lock-in of mature innovation systems, and the case of transformation toward clean concrete in the Netherlands. The article can be found here.

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