Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

DIGITAL half-day seminar 7th October: Sustainable Aviation?

This half-day seminar will be fully digital at the 7th of October! This is the third in a series of transport related half day seminars considers the topic of a more sustainable future for aviation

Sustainable aviation

Because of the current \ situation, this will be a all digital half-day seminar. Remember to sign up here to get the streaming link!


This event was postponed due to the covid-19 outbreak, but we hva found a new date and the seminar will be held Wednesday the 7th of October. 

Welcome to this year’s Bergen Energy Lab half-day seminar on sustainable transport!

In the context of ever-increasing passenger numbers, and the sizable air freight market, the demand for air transport continues to grow. There are huge pressures to decarbonise this market, and the sector is committed to a 50 % reduction in emissions by 2050, with further pressures to be more ambitious, and aim towards 'net-zero' in this time frame.

Aircraft are highly weight critical, and current battery storage technologies incur huge weight penalties, which would render all but the smallest craft covering short routes unviable. However, hybrid-electric solutions may offer next-step solutions with the added benefit of providing novel design possibilities using e-fan technologies.

  • What realistic climate goals can be realised by the aviation sector?
  • Can this hard-to-abate sector rise to the challenge?
  • Can technology mature quickly enough to meet the climate-change timescales in a very safety conservative industry?

If these questions are of interest, please mark your calendar and put aside the afternoon on 7th October 2020 to listen to expert opinion, comments and discussion.

Many speakers have already been finalised with the topics of:

  • Aviation biofuels
  • Hydrogen in Aviation
  • Electrification of the Short Track Network in Northern Norway
  • Electric propulsion systems
  • Battery technology for electric aviation

There will be an open discussion at the end with the invited speakers.

We hope to see you virtually on October 7th!