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Interesting perspectives on BioFuel

Timg_0477he previously announced half-day seminar on the future of Norwegian biofuel featured a number of interesting talks, with highlights including economical perspectives by Gunnar Eskeland (NHH), the ongoing phasing-in of biofuel in the aviation industry (by the head of Avinor Flesland, Aslak Sverdrup), and research perspectives given by our own Tanja Barth, heavily supported by some of her team members (picture)!

One important take-home message is that Avinor aims to invest 100 MNOK in jet biofuels (2013-2022) and is very much interested in fruitful collaboration with academia and other stakeholders. The work programs for the last leg of Horizon2020 is about to be finalized, with the declaration of intent for renewable fuels for transport and bioenergy made available here. There is large demand for nice chemistry, and our NCP, Tor Ivar Eikaas, states that 60% of the total H2020-funding within this theme is saved for last three years (2018-20).

The future of Norwegian biofuel – visit Campus Kronstad on Wednesday

Copyright: Colourbox

Copyright: Colourbox

The future of Norwegian biofuel

Wednesday 8th of February, 12.00 – 16.00

Venue: Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Campus Kronstad, Room D113

12:00 Informal lunch

12:40 Welcome, by Richard John Grant, HVL

12:45 Biofuels: The whys and whynots 4Norway, and the howmuch, Gunnar S Eskeland, NHH

13:10 The spark plug, Lars Magne Nerheim, HVL

13:35 Bio oil, Geir H. Ingeborgrud, Eco-1

14:30-14:55 Research perspectives on biofuels, Tanja Barth, UiB

14:55 The European strategy on biofuel, Tor Ivar Eikaas, Norges Forskningsråd

15:20 Norwegian use of aviation biofuel, Avinor

Seminar on high-throughput experimentation:

Room 3069 
Time: Thursday, February 16th 2017, starting at 12:15
12:15-13:00: Introductory lecture: “High throughput solutions for Chemistry, Materials Research and 
Biologics Formulation Development”
13:00-13:15: Coffee break
13:15-14:00: Presentation and discussion of some specific case study examples from various fields of
applications. In this session, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss with the speakers
about technical solutions for specific needs and applications. The priority list of the specific topics
would be organized according to the participants’ interests and requirements. Please send by email 
(Giovanni.Occhipinti@uib.no) a short description of the topic(s) you are most interested by 
Friday, February 3rd 2016 at 12:00.

16. januar «Mitt UiB – nye muligheter for undervisning og vurdering» – et kjempenyttig temaseminar

Førstkommende mandag 16. januar kl 10.15 – 12.00 på Lille Auditorium, Høyteknologisenteret:

Antonella Zanna (Matematisk), Audrey Geffen (Bio) og Hans Flaaten (MOF) vil dele sine idéer og erfaringer med bruk av mulighetene i Mitt UiB for undervisning og vurdering.

Det første av en serie Mitt UiB – seminarer som MN vil arrangere for undervisere og studieadministrative. Dette første seminaret er åpent for alle som underviser, men vi inviterer spesielt med tanke på det pågående arbeidet med revisjon av studieprogram og emner.

Fyll inn påmeldingsskjemaet hvis du er interessert i å komme, så bestiller vi kaffe/te:

Påmeldingsskjema

Meld deg på – også om du er knakande flink til å bruke og utnytte mulighetene innenfor Mitt UiB, så skal dette seminaret være svært nyttig også for deg! – for så flink er du ikke enda

Jubileumsseminar i Aulaen fredag kl 13-16 – Geofysen er 100 år

allegt70_geofysisk_instI 2017 er Geofysisk institutt 100 år. Jubileet blir feiret gjennom hele året på ulike måter og gjennom forskjellige arrangementer. Det første arrangementet – Jubileumsseminaret i Universitetets Aula er i morgen, fredag 6. januar og er åpent for alle. Seminaret er i to deler, og spesielt sesjon 2, om fornybar energi, vil være av stor interesse for mange på Kjemisk institutt.

kl. 13.00-14: Geofysen – En lokal aktør på nasjonale og internasjonale arenaer

kl 14.15-16: Energi fra sol vind og vann – en lokal og global utfordring

Se flere detaljer her.

 

Chemicals and fuels from catalytic conversion of lignin – opportunities and challenges?

This is the title that Camilla Løhre has been given for her trial lecture for the PhD degree. The lecture gives an introduction to the chemistry of catalytic conversion of lignin to high-value products for the biofuel- and chemical industry. Specifically it will address the current status of large-scale catalytic conversion of lignin and identify future perspectives.

Foto: På høyden.

Foto: På høyden.

Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday Dec 7, at 1.15 pm, at Tripletten (3069)

 

3 timers – HMS / 3h HSE seminar

Torsdag 24. november kl 9-12 vil forelesere og teknisk stab 
på Kjemisk institutt gjennomføre eit HMS-seminar med fokus 
på laboratoriepraksis.
Thursday November 24 at 9-12 am, the chemistry department 
will join in a seminar focussed on HSE-issues at the 
laboratory.

 



Ethics in research – follow-up on Leiv’s talk 14d ago

Formally a part of the regular course MNF990 Theory of Science and Ethics, today (Wednesday 21 September) there will be a mini seminar series with three eminent lecturers on ethics in science.

Location: Biologen (Thormøhlens gate 53b),  B-blokken, room K3/K4 (1H19/1G19) .

At 10.15-12 –  Andrea Saltelli on Responsible Quantification.

At 12.15-14 – Roger Strand on Responsible Research and Innovation.

At 14.15-16 – David Gee on Conflicts of Interest in research.

You are all welcome to attend one or several of these lectures.

Note also that there will be an early evening lecture in Egget (at the Student Centre) on Climate numbers and climate wars. A fatal attraction? Andrea Saltelli lectures at Wednesday 21 Sept 16.15-18hr

Kjersti i Forsker Grand Prix!

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Vår eiga Kjersti Enerstvedt stiller opp i Forskar Grand Prix under Forskningsdagane og forsvarar instituttet sine mange fargar! Bergensfinalen blir arrangert 28. september i Mimes Brønn på Høgskolen i Bergen, Campus Kronstad. Dørene åpnar kl. 18De to beste forskarane går vidare til den nasjonale finalen i Bergen 1. oktober. Du finn meir informasjon her.

Be om billettar her.

Møt opp og støtt Kjersti i å bringe kjemi ut til folket!

 

Chris goes to Columbus

Chris

Based on his academic accomplishments and the scientific merit of his research, Chris Stavaas has been selected by the organizers to become one of 26 participants in the 2016 SciFinder Future Leaders program. This implies a week-long skills- and network-building program in Columbus, Ohio, before travelling to Philadelphia to attend the 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition. We congratulate Chris on this opportunity and look forward to his extensive travel report, hereby scheduled for a Thursday chemistry talk!

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