Program Day 2 - September 15

07.45 - 08.30

08.30 - 10.00

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Plenary Session 6: Exploring the potential of the Nordic Battery Ecosystem
Leading the way towards sustainable production and recycling
Moderator: Lisa Ek, Nordic Strategy Partners

Introduction to the world’s greenest battery – close the loop with recycling
Ingemar Ylikangas, Director of Business Development Revolt at Northvolt

Sweden – the perfect hub for Europe’s battery supply chain

Christoffer Svanberg, CEO Node Pole

The Sustainable Nordic battery belt from a Finnish perspective
Marko Kuokkanen, GigaVaasa – Sales & Marketing Director Merinova Technology Centre

Recycling of Lithium Ion batteries – reflections from a developing market
Markus Martinsson, Product Area Manager Batteries, Stena Recycling group

Panel discussion:
The Nordic Battery Ecosystems and its Strategic Implications: Europe and Beyond

The challenge of sustainable transformation, competion and cooperation, growth companies anchored in the battery ecosystem, skills and energy supply


Coffee Break


Plenary Session 7: Circular Research Programmes

Opportunities for circular materials research at analytical research infrastructures
Gary Admans, European Synchrotron (ESRF)

CE@KTH: leading the transition towards Circular Economy
Amir Rashid, Professor in Manufacturing at the Department of Production Engineering,
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Research in the area of circular economy and sustainability at Swerim AB
Chuan Wang, Group manager and research leader, Resource Efficiency and Environment, Department of Metallurgy, Swerim

Metallic materials, a strategic innovation program
Kristian Skånberg, Research Manager, Jernkontoret, the Swedish iron and steel producers' association

Towards the Recycling of Permanent Magnets through VALOMAG EU project
Zhijie (Gloria) Li, Postdoc at Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) of Leiden University

Internet of Materials as a concept for circular material traceability
Tatiana Nevzorova, Researcher RISE


Lunch - including exhibition


Plenary Session 8: Critical Minerals - Recycling Technologies - Fossile free Steel

Nanostructured functional adsorbents for separation of Rare Earths and Late Transition Metals
Ani Vardanyan, Postdoc researcher SLU

Fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking: Application prospect of paper mill sludge hydrochar as steel production auxiliary
Ludvig Ånnhagen, Research engineer at Swerim

Resource-efficient recycling of composites via pyrolysis
Tommy Öman, Senior scientist at RISE in the unit Composite materials and production

Anodisation sludge as secondary resource to mineral wool
Sara Rosendahl, PhD, Researcher and Project leader, Swerim

Environmental Impacts:

Towards Low Carbon Economy – How to Sustainably Overcome the Challenges in Supplying Minerals and Metals
Hamid Manouchehri, Swerim

Novel biocatalytic routes for CO2 Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) based on the enzyme carbonic anhydrase
Io Antonopoulou, Associated senior lecturer in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology


Coffee Break

14.45 - 15.15

Plenary Session 10: Strategic Importance of attracting skilled comptence to the Green Transition

Creating the Silicon Valley of Arctic Europe: the importance of a unified front in attracting international talent to the Green Revolution
Chana Svensson, Co-founder & CEO of MindDig
Markus Gustafsson, Co-founder & Chairman of the Board for MindDig



Feedback from key messages emerging from the Conference
- comments by key stakeholder panel

Closing remarks