The rapid fall in the cost of renewable energy in recent years means it is now the most affordable way to generate electricity in many parts of the world. At the same time, the need for a radical reduction and even reversal of carbon emissions is driving cities, corporations and utilities to set ambitious targets for moving towards 100% renewable energy.
This year the engine technology seminar is focusing on the shift to a carbon neutral future with an increase in intermittent renewable energy production and how the combustion engine technology can help to stabilize and support the renewable energy system. We will also look at future power sources for off-road machinery.
We will hear about a multiyear Hydrogen study module the Finnish Institute of Technology (FITech) has launched. It considers hydrogen as a system and also as a part of the energy system. The use of hydrogen is investigated as a part of machines and energy generation, and also discussed from the perspective of different chemical products that are derivatives of hydrogen. To complete the picture, the life cycle analysis and the role of hydrogen in energy and geopolitics are also considered.
The Seminar is arranged by the Combustion Engine Branch Group of the Technology Industries of Finland.