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Why are you involved in CO2Vision?
As a university, we are concerned with helping to solve the very big challenges for our society. For example, climate change. This is what lies in our calling ourselves a mission-driven university. Also on a local and regional level, it is important for us to help promote positive development and, for example, contribute to creating the basis for new, sustainable businesses and jobs within CCUS, green biogas, Power-2-X and so on.
These are ambitions that are best realized if you think strategically and collaborate in close partnerships between 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 several ways in CO2vision. As part of the lighthouse, 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 lots of pilot-scale hardware that we would like to make available to partners and stakeholders within 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 North Jutland across fields of study and education, just as AAU Business School provides analyzes for the project.
What do you expect to come out of having been part of CO2Vision?
We believe and hope that the lighthouse 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 between the relevant players in the region. Against this background, among other things, as a region we must be able to bite the spoons with the very 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 the role of focal point for development and research in CCUS and Power-2-X technologies to an even greater extent. .
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, which we at Aalborg University were 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, under the auspices of the lighthouse, we have been able to demonstrate our collaborative approach to a large number of parties, who have now hopefully established 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).