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stave off planetary meltdown addressing solutions from renewables and green energy solutions to optimizing manufacturing processes.
What is the promise and potential of these breakthrough technologies?
– An economic vision for a decade of innovation. Northern Ireland’s hi-tech advisory panel “Matrix” will be centralin pushing that agenda and making the case that science and technology is the key driver for economic growth in theregion. Looking at the potential that hydrogen can play in nurturing this brave new world is just one of the research pieces undertaken by this industry led expert panel.
Dr Rob Grundy FRSB, Chair of Matrix
entrepreneurs and governments.
approach. An overview on the companies which are ahead of the curve and winning the loyalty of the
Thomas Husson, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester, France
carbon tax initiatives. Identifying the new green technologies which can succeed in business and
environmental terms. Plus an expert insight into the emerging technologies being adopted by cement
producers in response to changing consumer demand and governmental action to tax carbon
Moderator: Amanda Ferguson, Freelance Journalist with Sky, Reuters, The Washington Post, BBC, RTÉ
Adrian Bührer, Co-founder and managing partner of Übermorgen Ventures, Switzerland
Eric Trusiewicz, Industrial Decarbonization Specialist, Spain
the rst wind farms in the British Isles in order to tackle climate change. Since then, he has forged a bold path in
the world of green-tech, culminating in his current company B9 Energy which is using ‘curtailed’ wind power
In association with Phoenix Natural Gas.
David Surplus, Founder and CEO B9 Energy
Do offsets really work? How can we best identify and apply solutions to the climate challenges ahead?
into our economy and create carbon-negative products and value chains?
Petrissa Eckle, Executive Director of the Sustainability in Business Lab,
ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
global air traffic. This session introduces next-generation technology for the mineralisation of carbon
dioxide, turning broken concrete into stone granulate as a replacement for sand and gravel in
Valentin Gutknecht, CoF0under and CEO, Neustark, Switzerland
capture carbon. Vital questions abound: How effective is it to deploy these technologies at the
mammoth scale our overheating planet requires? How will the carbon be stored? And how to avoid
pumping even more CO2 from carbon capture machines into the atmosphere?
Nathalie Casas, Head of Technology, Climeworks, Switzerland
have a promising outlook? Can batteries compete with hydrogen, methanol or, ammonia?
What opportunities exist for collaboration to speed the transition?
Carsten Reincke-Collon, Director Future Technologies, Aggreko, Germany
an outsize role in removing carbon from the air, sequestering it for thousands of years and
providing a source of heat and greener urban infrastructure – all at a competitive price per ton of
Henrietta Moon, Co-Founder & CEO, Carbo Culture, Finland
investment in potential breakthrough technologies. Cars are going electric first but there is now significant
momentum behind technologies driving hydrogen-powered shipping, clean aircraft, battery-powered ferries and
methanol-fuelled trains. Explore the technologies which could be first across the line in this global green race.
breaching new emissions rules aimed at tackling global warming. However, significant barriers
to truly widespread adoption of electric batteries in vehicles remain in relation to cost, energy
storage efficiency and recharging. But is society exploiting the full potential of the electric vehicle
revolution to accelerate a societal green shift?
Peter Rawlinson, CEO & CTO Lucid Motors, USA in conversation with
Tate Ryan-Mosley Reporter, Data and Audio, MIT Technology Review
power over thousands of kilometres doesn’t exist. And then there are issues of weight and of cost, not
to mention production at sector scale and safety. However, NASA has advanced proposals to test
electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft while Rolls Royce claims to be on the cusp of
manufacturing power systems for some of the first eVTOLs. Which technologies will fuel a clean and
green aviation industry?
Clay Dumas, Partner, Lowercarbon Capital Partners, USA and Anders Forslund,
CEO Heart Aerospace, Sweden in conversation with Amanda Ferguson, Freelance Journalist with Sky, Reuters, The Washington Post, BBC, RTÉ
of new electric charging solutions will form the bedrock of tomorrow’s energy landscape. Consumers
used to three-minute fuel stops are demanding batteries which can be charged in minutes, not
overnight, and they want access to that solution to be ubiquitous. Who is best-placed to ensure the
switch to electric cars runs smoothly?
Enric Asunción, CEO Wallbox, Spain in conversation with Amanda Ferguson, Freelance Journalist with Sky, Reuters, The Washington Post, BBC, RTÉ
More than half of the world’s population live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of humanity — 6.5 billion people — will be urban. Meeting global sustainable goals will not be achieved without a metamorphosis from polluting metropolises to smart, clean, green net carbon neutral cities. That transformation will not be possible without revolutionary technologies rolled out at scale. Meet those at the cutting edge of this change.
Pekka Timonen, Mayor of Lahti, Finland, EU Green Capital 2021 in conversation with Tina McKenzie, Hon Consul General of Finland for Belfast & CEO, Sta ine Ireland
Luis Alonso, Principal Investigator Andorra Living Lab Project, Andorra and
MIT Media Lab, USA
Vanesa Arroyo, Project Co-ordinator and International Relations Manager, Andorra Research+Innovation, Andorra
contribute to climate change drive the need to create safe, humane and sustainably produced animal proteins.
Formo produces delicious, nutritional and sustainable dairy products using precision fermentation.
Dr Britta Winterberg, CSO and founder of Formo, Germany