Bio-CO2 Use 

and Removal 2024

April 16th, 2024, Kulttuurikasarmi, Helsinki, Finland

Bio-CO2 Use and Removal 2024

April 16th, 2024, Kulttuurikasarmi, Helsinki, Finland

Discover the next steps in promoting bio-CCU and CDR in Europe. Explore existing carbon capture projects in Finland and gain insights into the future. Learn about financing options for carbon removal and delve into the logistics of CO2 transportation in the Finnish context.

Join us in Helsinki in April to discover these crucial themes and much more!

Discover the next steps in promoting bio-CCU and CDR in Europe. Explore existing carbon capture projects in Finland and gain insights into the future. Learn about financing options for carbon removal and delve into the logistics of CO2 transportation in the Finnish context.

Join us in Helsinki in April to discover these crucial themes and much more!

Fabien Ramos
European Commission

Juho Lipponen
Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS

Anssi Kiviniemi
SEB

Tuomo Karppinen
Finnair

Annika Sormunen
GRK Suomi

Angela Juslin
Vantaa Energy

Arnaud Defrance
Puro.earth

Joel Flitton
Aker Carbon Capture

Kirsi Klemola
VR Transpoint

Marco Centurioni
STX Group

Samuel Schuster
Norsk e-Fuel

Mira Sulonen
Autonomous University of Barcelona

Hansjörg Lerchenmüller
European Biochar Industry Consortium

Kati Koponen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Pinja Salhoja
Tampere Energy

Key Topics Include

  • Future steps for Bio-CCU and Carbon Dioxide Removals in Finland & EU
  • Financing Carbon Dioxide Removal & creating a robust business case
  • CO2 infrastructure & logistics needs from the Finnish perspective
  • Various Bio-CCU products
  • Latest findings from the research field
  • Ongoing projects in Finland and beyond

Announced speakers

  • Fabien Ramos, Carbon Removals Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Eleonoora Eilittä, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
  • Juho Lipponen, Coordinator, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS
  • Anssi Kiviniemi, Head of Sustainability, SEB
  • Tuomo Karppinen, Senior Sustainability Manager, Finnair
  • Annika Sormunen, Program Development Manager, GRK Suomi
  • Arnaud Defrance, Vice President, Head of Carbon Removal Funding Solutions, Puro.earth
  • Travis Brookson, Strategic Account Manager, Svante
  • Angela Juslin, Development Engineer, Vantaa Energy
  • Kati Koponen, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Esa Vakkilainen, Professor Sustainable energy systems, LUT University
  • Rubén Mocholí Montañés, PhD – Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research
  • Jussi Lintunen, Assistant Professor Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Frank Wettland, Project Manager, Altera Infrastructure
  • Ulrik Dan Weuder, Managing Director, Fidelis New Energy
  • Kirsi Klemola, Head of Resource Planning, VR Transpoint
  • Lauri Kujanpää, Research Team Leader, VTT
  • Joonas Mustonen, RDI Specialist, LAB University of Applied Sciences
  • Mira Sulonen, Senior Scientist, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Marco Centurioni, Business Development Manager, STX Group
  • Samuel Schuster, Carbon Management & CO2 Supply Chain Developments, Norsk e-fuel
  • Joel Flitton, Director Carbon Removals, Aker Carbon Capture
  • Hansjörg Lerchenmüller, Chairman of the Board, European Biochar Industry Consortium
  • Pinja Salhoja, Business Intelligence Expert, Tampere Energy
  • Laura Lundell, Business Development Director, UPM

The morning session will be hosted by Erika Laajalahti and Sampo Mäkikouri.

Erika Laajalahti serves as the Sector Manager for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) at The Bioenergy Association of Finland.

Sampo Mäkikouri is a Senior Scientist working at VTT with nine years of expertise in the CCUS field. He has specialized in CO2 mineralization concepts including CO2-cured concrete, artificial aggregates, industrial by-product utilization and CO2 storage.

Conference Programme

The event features a common morning session. In the afternoon, the event will split into parallel seminars.

Morning Session: Political Landscape

9:00, Registration and morning coffee

9:30, Opening, Harri Laurikka, Managing Director, The Bioenergy Association of Finland

9:40, Future steps for CCU and CDR in Europe, Fabien Ramos, Carbon Removals Policy Officer, European Commission

10:00, CCUS approach of the Finnish government, Eleonoora Eilittä, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

10:25, Global view on CCUS Developments – Projects, Policies and Business Models, Juho Lipponen, Coordinator, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS

10:45, Financing Carbon Dioxide Removal, Anssi Kiviniemi, Head of Sustainability, SEB

11:05, Commentary – CDR Buyer’s Perspective, Tuomo Karppinen, Senior Sustainability Manager, Finnair

11:25, Break

11:40, Fireside chat: The opportunities and hurdles in realising investments in carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal

Angela Juslin, Development Engineer, Vantaa Energy

Annika Sormunen, Program Development Manager, GRK Suomi

Arnaud Defrance, Vice President, Head of Carbon Removal Funding Solutions, Puro.earth

Travis Brookson, Strategic Account Manager, Svante

12:15, Networking session

12:30, Lunch Break

Parallel Session 1: CRD Research

13:45-15:00

Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Carbon Dioxide Removals – results from NEGEM project, Kati Koponen, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Where the BioCCS is going, Esa Vakkilainen, Professor Sustainable energy systems, LUT University

Project ACCSESS: Addressing drastic CO2 emissions cuts and removal in four key industries, Rubén Mocholí Montañés, PhD – Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research

Assessing Finnish forest sector bio-CCS/U value-added potential – preliminary scenarios and results, Jussi Lintunen, Assistant Professor Natural Resources Institute Finland

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Parallel Session 2: CO2 infrastructure

13:45-15:00

Stella Maris – the shipping and storage side of CCS hub value chain, Frank Wettland, Project Manager, Altera Infrastructure

Norne Carbon Storage Hub, Ulrik Dan Weuder, Managing Director, Fidelis New Energy

The perspectives of CO2 rail transport in Finland, Kirsi Klemola, Head of Resource Planning, VR Transpoint

The initial findings from the Finnish infrastructure study, Lauri Kujanpää, Research Team Leader, VTT

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Parallel Session 3: Bio-CCU

15:30-16:45

VIVALDI – Turning CO2 emissions into sustainable bioproducts, Mira Sulonen, Senior Scientist, Autonomous University of Barcelona

An industrial ecosystem for BioCO2, Joonas Mustonen, RDI Specialist, LAB University of Applied Sciences

Ongoing efforts in “commoditizing” bio-CO2: an example from the e-SAF dimension, Marco Centurioni, Business Development Manager, STX Group and Samuel Schuster, Carbon Management & CO2 Supply Chain Developments, Norsk e-fuel

Panel discussion

Parallel Session 4: Winning Policies on CO2 Removals

15:30-16:45

Bio-CCUS projects in Finland and beyond, Joel Flitton, Director Carbon Removals, Aker Carbon Capture

Recents developments in the biochar market, Hansjörg Lerchenmüller, Chairman of the Board, European Biochar Industry Consortium

Tampere Energy’s plans regarding carbon dioxide utilization and removal, Pinja Salhoja, Business Intelligence Expert, Tampere Energy

Forest company’s perspective on the business opportunities regarding Bio-CCUS, Laura Lundell, Business Development Director, UPM

Morning session: Political landscape 

  Programme      
9:00 Registration and morning coffee      
9:30 Opening Harri Laurikka Managing Director The Bioenergy Association of Finland
9:40 Future steps for CCU and CDR in Europe Fabien Ramos Carbon Removals Policy Officer European Commission
10:00 CCUS approach of the Finnish government Eleonoora Eilittä Senior Specialist Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
10:25 Global view on CCUS Developments – Projects, Policies and Business Models Juho Lipponen Coordinator Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS
10:45 Financing Carbon Dioxide Removal Anssi Kiviniemi Head of Sustainability SEB
11:05 Commentary – CDR Buyer’s Perspective Tuomo Karppinen Senior Sustainability Manager Finnair
11:25 Break      
11:40 Fireside chat: The opportunities and hurdles in realising investments in carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal Angela Juslin Development Engineer Vantaa Energy
    Annika Sormunen Program Development Manager GRK Suomi
    Arnaud Defrance Vice President, Head of Carbon Removal Funding Solutions Puro.earth
    Travis Brookson Strategic Account Manager Svante
12:15 Networking session      
12:30 Lunch Break      

 

Cocktail Event from 4:45 PM to 7:00 PM.

We reserve the right to make any changes.

Parallel Session 1:

CDR Research

Programme     13:45-15:00
Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Carbon Dioxide Removals – results from NEGEM project Kati Koponen Senior Scientist VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Where the BioCCS is going Esa Vakkilainen Professor Sustainable energy systems LUT University
Project ACCSESS: Addressing drastic CO2 emissions cuts and removal in four key industries Rubén Mocholí Montañés PhD – Research Scientist SINTEF Energy Research
Assessing Finnish forest sector bio-CCS/U value-added potential – preliminary scenarios and results Jussi Lintunen Assistant Professor Natural Resources Institute Finland
Coffee Break      

 

Parallel Session 2:

CO2 infrastructure

Programme     13:45-15:00
Stella Maris – the shipping and storage side of CCS hub value chain Frank Wettland Project Manager Altera Infrastructure
Norne Carbon Storage Hub Ulrik Dan Weuder Managing Director Fidelis New Energy
The perspectives of CO2 rail transport in Finland Kirsi Klemola Head of Resource Planning VR Transpoint
The initial findings from the Finnish infrastructure study Lauri Kujanpää Research Team Leader VTT
Coffee Break      

 

Parallel Session 3:

Bio-CCU

Programme     15:30-16:45
VIVALDI – Turning CO2 emissions into sustainable bioproducts Mira Sulonen Senior Scientist Autonomous University of Barcelona
An industrial ecosystem for BioCO2 Joonas Mustonen RDI Specialist LAB University of Applied Sciences
Ongoing efforts in “commoditizing” bio-CO2: an example from the e-SAF dimension Marco Centurioni and Samuel Schuster

Business Development Manager and Carbon Management & CO2 Supply Chain Developments

STX Group and Norsk e-fuel
Panel discussion      

 

Parallel Session 4:

Winning policies on CO2 removal

Programme     15:30-16:45
Bio-CCUS projects in Finland and beyond Joel Flitton Director Carbon Removals Aker Carbon Capture
Recents developments in the biochar market Hansjörg Lerchenmüller Chairman of the Board European Biochar Industry Consortium
Tampere Energy’s plans regarding carbon dioxide utilization and removal Pinja Salhoja Business Intelligence Expert Tampere Energy
Forest company’s perspective on the business opportunities regarding Bio-CCUS Laura Lundell Business Development Director  UPM

 

Cocktail Event klo 16:45-19:00

We reserve the right to make any changes

Join us and register now!

Join us and register now!

Conference ticket (members)

449+ALV
  • Include conference, cocktail event and presentation materials.
  • 25% discount for additional participants from the same organization.

Conference ticket (others)

549+ALV
  • Include conference, cocktail event and presentation materials.
  • 25% discount for additional participants from the same organization.
  • 10% discount with discount code.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

The event will take place at Kulttuurikasarmi, located in the heart of Helsinki city center. The address is Narinkka 2, 00100 Helsinki.

The main seminar room is located on the second floor, with wheelchair accessible access via an elevator. The second room for the afternoon parallel seminar is located on the ground floor, also accessible via an elevator. The room has seating for people with mobility impairments, located on the highest row in the room.

Not possible. This time, the seminar will be held as a live event – welcome to join us!

Participants will receive an email with a link to the seminar presentation materials the day after the event.

Sponsorship opportunities

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For partner & sponsorship opportunities, please contact us or read more: partnership packages

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