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Aalborg University

Meet Aalborg University

Why are you involved in CO2Vision?
As a university, we are committed to helping to solve the major challenges for our society. For example, climate change. This underlies our profile as a mission-oriented university. Also on a local and regional level, it is important for us to help promote development and, for example, contribute to creating the basis for new, sustainable businesses and jobs in CCUS, green biogas, Power-2-X and so on.

These ambitions are best realized if we think strategically and collaborate in close partnerships of industry and knowledge institutions such as AAU. And that is what CO2vision is all about.

What do you offer as a partner in CO2Vision?
Aalborg University participates in CO2vision in several ways. As part of the beacon, our energy professionals are engaged in mapping the North Jutland energy infrastructure, and they also make our extensive modeling platform available where we can, for example, simulate the North Jutland energy system in real time and investigate how new technologies can be integrated. In addition, we are contributing substantial pilot-scale hardware that we would like to make available to partners and stakeholders in CCUS and circular solutions.

Under the auspices of the social fund part of the project, we have, among other things, developed the Green Innovation Lab, which helps to develop the skills of the workforce to solve the CCUS tasks in Northern Jutland across fields of study and degree programs. In addtion, AAU Business School provides analyses for the project.

What do you expect to come out of having been part of CO2Vision?
We believe and hope that the beacon results in a strong North Jutland industry based on CCUS. This also means that we will develop the energy infrastructure, train sufficient labor and create strong, lasting partnerships among the relevant players in the region. Against this background, as a region we must be able to hold our own with the big players regarding projects on a European level.

On behalf of the university, it is also my hope that we expand our Danish and European network through the lighthouse, so that in the future we will play an even greater role as focal point for development and research in CCUS and Power-2-X technologies.

What has it given you to be part of CO2Vision?
Our participation in CO2vision has given extra speed to the knowledge and capacity building regarding CCUS and Power-2-X technologies that Aalborg University are already working on. Specifically, we have, for example, built a CCU hub that will be central to our further work with Power-2-X. In addition, within the beacon framework, we have been able to demonstrate our collaborative approach to a large number of parties, who have now hopefully recognize that we bring very useful skills and knowledge to the table. Through this, in my opinion, we have also strengthened the connection between our proof of concept experiments in the laboratories and the industrially scaled-up and commercialized solutions that are needed if the CCUS business adventure is to become a reality.

The questions are answered by head of department Lasse Rosendahl, AAU Energy (photographer: Torben Meyer). 

Billede af Lasse Rosendahl

About Aalborg University

At Aalborg University (AAU) we deliver knowledge in the form of candidates and research that can change the world. It is not least about the green conversion of our energy sector and the capture, storage and utilization of CO2 as well as sector coupling. Our search for knowledge always starts and ends in interaction with companies, organisations, politicians, citizens and the rest of the world, oriented towards the real problems and the missions that must be undertaken together in order to achieve the sustainable solutions that society needs.

Aalborg University participates in CO2vision across faculties and with AAU Innovation and AAU Business School. Read more about Aalborg University at aau.dk

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